NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
ETHIOPIA IN TOP 5 COUNTRIES FOR UNAOP PEACEAPP COMPETITION
November 24, 2014
Ethiopia in Top 5 countries for UNAOP PEACEapp competition For more information check out:

PEACEapp Infographics

http://www.unaoc.org/peaceapp/

http://www.unaoc.org/peaceapp/about/


INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION (IIE) - WETECH SEED FUND
August 20, 2014
Institute of International Education (IIE) - WeTech Seed Fund Our friends and partners at Institute of International Education (IIE) are pleased announce and share with African Diaspora Network the link below to apply for WeTech Seed Fund. The Tech’s Seed Fund for Women + Girls in Computer Science in Africa provides small grants to support civil society organizations (non-governmental agencies) and individuals to play a role in increasing the access for women and girls to computer science-related training, jobs and leadership roles. Please apply for this grant opportunity if you meet the qualification criteria. The deadline is SEPTEMBER 10. http://www.iie.org/Programs/WeTech/Seed-Fund-Application For more information, please contact Beth Garriott, Senior Program Officer at bgarriott@iie.org SAVE THE DATE: October 17-19, 2014 - 5th Annual Silicon Valley African Film Festival – October 18 – ADN in partnership with IIE and SVAFF will host its Third Annual Community Dialogue with the 2014 Africa TechWomen Leaders – stay tuned for more details. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Silicon Valley African Film Festival. For the past three years, ADN has been an active supporter of the event. In that spirit, we will be reaching out to ADN members and friends to volunteer, buy tickets, attend, and/or help fund the event. If you wish to learn how to volunteer, provide financial and other support, please contact Chike Nwoffiah at ChikeCN@aol.com

ELTEL INKS DEAL WITH HUAWEI TO INSTALL 1600KM FIBRE-OPTIC CABLE IN ETHIOPIA
August 19, 2014
Finland-based infranet solutions provider Eltel has announced the signing of a major contract in Ethiopia with China’s Huawei Technologies. According to Eltel, the contract includes the installation of approximately 1,600km of optical ground wire (OPGW) on existing power transmission lines, and it has said the work will be carried out on live line conditions for the first time in the country. With the venture – which is part of a larger National Grid Development and Improvement Project – expected to be completed by the end of 2015, it has been suggested that the new OPGW will ‘enhance the utility’s internal communication capabilities, and it will also provide a high quality backbone for third party users’.

Source: http://www.telegeography.com/products/commsupdate/articles/2014/08/15/eltel-inks-deal-with-huawei-to-install-1600km-fibre-optic-cable-in-ethiopia/