Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Ethiopian Global Initiative Announces 2011 BuildEthiopia Conference

Cambridge, Mass., United States, July 6, 2011 – The Ethiopian Global Initiative (EGI), today, announced its second annual conference to be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts on October 21 and 22, 2011. Officially known as the BuildEthiopia Conference, it will feature an array of sessions designed to engage participants to seek solutions for Ethiopia’s development challenges.

EGI President Samuel M. Gebru stated that the conference would be a significant gathering of bright minds. “We want to challenge participants by making them think outside the box and collaborate beyond their personal interests and disciplines to seek solutions that can holistically build a better Ethiopia.”

BuildEthiopia was chosen as the name of the Ethiopian Global Initiative’s annual conference because it emphasizes the mission of the Initiative, which is to combine the wealth of knowledge and resources of students and professionals for the transformation of Ethiopia. In 2007, Ethiopia reached the year 2000 on its own calendar, and attention was given to the idea of an Ethiopian Renaissance as a revival of Ethiopian values, culture and innovation. By focusing on holistic development, BuildEthiopia will create ways to engage bright minds to help chart Ethiopia’s future through investing in human and social capital.

“BuildEthiopia is a platform for innovation, networking and creating solid partnerships. It will bring students and professionals to Cambridge who are in the business of transforming Ethiopia through critical projects and ideas,” said EGI Director of Development Tezeta G. Roro.

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