Published January 2, 2013
Blogging , News
Dear Friends – 2012 wasn’t my best blogging year. I could only post 11 articles. I have been writing different pieces on different platforms, mainly on iceaddis.com, GlobalVoices & printed publications. I couldn’t focus on my personal blog as much i wanted.
Nevertheless, I made many wonderful friends in 2012 through this blog. This is one of my primary wishes when I started to blog back in 2009. I’m here to make friends. So thank you so much for your time to follow my posts & sharing them. The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for my blog. Here’s an excerpt:
4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 24,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 6 Film Festivals
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Published July 27, 2012
Ethiopia , News
Tags: #london2012, 10000, 5000, athletes, Ethiopia, Ethiopian team, kenya, london, long distance, middle distance, Olympics
London is calling – both Ethiopian and Kenyan Athletes. It is not randmely that i started to compare these two countries. The competition between Ethiopia and Kenya is highly anticipated when it comes to long distance. Ethiopia used to dominate the long distance running, but this seems not to happen anymore. Recently, Kenyan athletes dominate the long distance which was entirely untouchable from the Ethiopians few years back. In the mean time, Ethiopia is bringing new athletes for middle distance running that Kenyans are well known for. Is #london2012 for Ethiopians or Kenyans? Continue reading ‘London 2012: Ethiopian Olympic Team’
Last Wednesday I participated in a full day workshop about “designing climate innovation center (CIC) in Ethiopia. The workshop was organized by the World Bank Group’s infoDev. The theme of the workshop was “Accelerating clean technology innovation and entrepreneurship in Ethiopia”. Ethiopian CIC will address local barriers to innovation and entrepreneurship in climate and agricultural sectors.
The need for “Green growth” in Ethiopia is enormous. The western world’s previous philosophy of grow first and clean the mess afterwards doesn’t help much on the current environmental situation. Continue reading ‘Climate Innovation Center in Ethiopia’