AAU Signs MoU with U.S. Africa Institute

Addis Ababa University (AAU) and U.S. Africa Institute signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on various tasks related to education, research and overall development at AAU Main Campus today, 13th of January 2021.

The two Parties enter into this MoU in the spirit of fulfilling mutual interests in academic and research partnerships to promote joint educational and research endeavors, explore and engage in interdisciplinary initiatives to build social and intellectual ties between Americans and Ethiopians through education, research, trade, investment and tourism.

The partnership aims at supporting main stream priority needs of the Ethiopian government to advance and accelerate educational opportunities, building strong infrastructure, strengthen the quality of academic staff,  help to build up the capacity of producing high quality research and technology, offer joint and articulated executive leadership, management, legal, education, …

It also aspires on facilitating joint events, such as workshops, academic seminars and conferences with major stakeholders; and pledges to organize the African Diaspora community to help advance the educational and research interests of Ethiopia’s public universities.

“The Memorandum of Understanding will remain in force for an indefinite period unless otherwise agreed by the parties.”

Tassew Weldehanna (Professor), President of AAU, on behalf of the University and Tadios Belay (PhD), President of the Board of Directors, representing U.S. Africa Institute, signed the agreement.

U.S. Africa Institute is a U.S. independent academic and research Social Enterprise established to facilitating academic, research, trade, investment, tourism, public diplomacy and other collaborations between Africa and the United States of America.

By: Abraham Girmay

Photo: Andualem Aseffa