Israel and UNDP Ethiopia Sign Cooperation Agreement
From left to right: UNDP Country Director Samuel Bwalya; Deputy Head of MASHAV Ilan Fluss; Israel Ambassador to Ethiopia Belaynesh Zevadia; Israel's Deputy Head of Mission Leo Vinovezky
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The agreement was signed in Addis Ababa (October 29th) by Deputy Head of MASHAV (Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation) , Ilan Fluss, and UNDP Ethiopia Country Director, Samuel Bwalya, under the auspices of the Israeli Embassy in Ethiopia, and is guided by MASHAV and UNDP’s common focus on demand-driven and impact-oriented programs. It is yet another representation of the ongoing development cooperation between the two organizations.
The bilateral development cooperation agreement includes transferring technical knowledge and innovation to Ethiopia in the fields of agriculture, entrepreneurship, private sector development and gender mainstreaming.
Within this collaborative framework, support to Ethiopia will continue primarily on enhancing agricultural systems that add value to agricultural production thus fueling entrepreneurship and private sector growth.