De Nederlandse ambassade in Addis Abeba heeft een stageplaats voor 6 maanden binnen het economische cluster voor de periode juni t/m december 2016 (exacte data in gezamenlijk overleg te bepalen
42 Flying swans consortium and ethiopian public private parties in food and logistics commit to cooperation
Ethiopian public and private parties met with Dutch public and private parties in the presence of Minister Ploumen of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation to discuss an investment program in agro production and logistic hubs. At the end of the session a letter of intent was signed by Dr. Mebrahtu Meles State Minister of Industry and head of the Ethiopian delegation and Nanno Kleiterp of FMO, representing the Dutch Flying Swans Consortium
According to the Ethiopian Herald, no country has achieved higher level of economic development without significantly scaling up its industrial capacity. Accordingly, industrial development is one of the major priority sectors that has received due emphasis in the second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP-II). This is because, in the context of Ethiopia, industrial development has to start with aggro-processing industry as agriculture is the base of the country's economy. Thus, the manufacturing sector and particularly aggro-processing is central to transforming the structure of the economy from agriculture to industry.
44 Ethiopian and Djibouti high-level mission to the Netherlands on agro-logistics meets Minister Ploumen
From 14 to 19 February a delegation of high level government officials from Ethiopia and Djibouti visited the Netherlands. The programme focused on strengthening the agro logistics cooperation between Ethiopia, Djibouti and the Netherlands. The mission was aimed at promoting the export of perishables from Ethiopia and lower transport costs, therewith making products more competitive on international markets and stimulating economic growth.
45 Stemmen in Raadgevend Referendum over de wet tot goedkeuren van het Associatie verdrag tussen de EU en de Oekraïne, op 6 april 2016
Wilt u stemmen en woont u buiten Nederland, dan moet u zich eerst laten registreren om deel te kunnen nemen aan het raadgevend Referendum op 6 april 2014. Ook als u zich al eens geregistreerd heeft voor eerdere verkiezingen is dit een verplichting.
46 Economische missie naar Ethiopië, 17 t/m 20 mei 2016, Addis Abeba en Oromia regio (Debre Zeyt/Adama)
Bent u werkzaam in de sector Agri & Food of Tuinbouw & Uitgangsmaterialen en op zoek naar nieuwe investeringsmogelijkheden? Ga dan van 17 t/m 20 mei 2016 mee met de economische missie naar Ethiopië met Jeroen Verheul, ambassadeur voor Buitenlandse Handel en Ontwikkelingssamenwerking.
The Early Marriage Fund officially launched its first round of call for proposal on January 18, 2016
Foreign minister Bert Koenders and travel expert Floortje Dessing have launched a new central helpline for travellers. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs can now be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week at +31 247 247 247 for practical travel tips and assistance. Travellers abroad can also contact the Ministry online and via Twitter. It is estimated that about 3,000 people per day will use the new services.
EP-Nuffic has announced an extra call for the TMT programme specifically for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Ethiopia. It is only open for Joint Proposals submitted by an Ethiopian-registered SME together with a training provider in the Netherlands. At least 20% co-funding is a requirement. The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) promote capacity building by providing training and education for professionals. The NFP is fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation. EP-Nuffic is responsible for the management of the NFP. The deadline for applications has been postponed to 15 February 2016.