“Buna enteta” – Let’s Have a Coffee!

Coffee is Ethiopia’s national beverage. Sara Yirga also loves the brew made from roasted beans. Her company produces fair trade coffee and supports smallholder farmers. Since completing the Manager Training Programme, she has also been exporting her special beans abroad. The passionate entrepreneur is also involved in advanced training for coffee experts. Continue reading

“The programme was a game changer”

Alumni from Ethiopia met for a virtual follow-up event in July, one and a half years after completing training in Germany. The group talked about financial performance and another key topic everyone was very invested in: resilience. The 21 entrepreneurs enjoyed the reunion at the digital meeting organised by the IMAP training centre. Continue reading

Coffee, Culture and a Skills Upgrade

The first 21 participants from new MP partner country Ethiopia arrived in Germany in November 2019. During the introductory workshop in Addis Ababa, the group had expressed great interest in expanding their intercultural skills and showed enthusiasm for modern technology. It also quickly became clear that the Ethiopian and German cultures are linked by one thing in particular: coffee
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Ethiopia will be included in the MP as a Pilot Country

Germany and Ethiopia have come to an agreement on cooperation within the framework of the Manager Training Programme. The Eastern African country will become a pilot country within the Programme and will be sending Ethiopian executives to Germany for training and the initiation of business relations in the future. Dr. Dorothea Schütz, Deputy Director-General at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), and Continue reading