DC to hold a panel on ‘strategic importance of Ethiopia’ in Africa

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Addis Ababa, 30 March 2014 (WIC) - March 29, 2014 - The Woman’s National Democratic Club is hosting a panel discussion in Washington, D.C. next week entitled “Strategic Importance of Ethiopia in Africa.”
Topics to be discussed include US-Ethiopia relationships, such as the recent sister city agreements between Addis Ababa and Washington D.C., as well as Gonder and Montgomery County, Maryland. Ethiopia’s relationships with its regional neighbors and current state of development in the country will also be part of the dialogue.
The event, which was originally planned for January 23rd, 2014 and rescheduled for Tuesday, April 1st, will “highlight internal political, social and economic issues, including how Ethiopians are uniting in a social justice movement.”
Panelist include Naida Michel Saad, Retired Loan Officer and Project Manager, North Africa Development Programs; Obang Metho, Executive Director of the Solidarity Movement for New Ethiopia; Bruce Adams, Director, Office of Community Partnerships, Montgomery County; Ngozi Nmezi, Director, DC Mayor’s Office on African Affairs; Dr. Getachew Begashaw, Professor of Economics at W.R. Harper College, Chicago; and Greg Toulmin, Country Program Coordinator for Ethiopia at The World Bank Group. (tadias.com)

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