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Synopsis of Technological Access in Ethiopia

Ethiopian under the Woyanne junta continues to rank at the bottom among other nations in every development scale.

After 20years of Meles Zenawis dictatorship, most Ethiopians live under obscene poverty where children in some areas scavenge for food in trash dumps. In this information age, only 1% of Ethiopians have access to computer, and Ethiopian ranks 135th out of 138th in countries in internet usage,129th in freedom of press,138th in mobile phone subscription 132th in electricity production and 133rd in adult literacy rate according to a recent report by the World Economic Forum.

Recent Technological Advancements

Ethio Telecom Launches 3G Network - May 28, 2012 - Ethio telecom has relaunched 3G network to enable clients to be the beneficiaries of a modern and efficient third generation service. Ethiopian ICT Association Launched - January 25, 2011 -- An ICT association has been launched for the first time in the country, founded by a few private companies, ICT-ET was formally established on November 25, 2010 with the Charities and Societies Agency License to expose, engage and enable the private sector within the ICT industry in Ethiopia. The association will have three sectors within its scope, namely Information Technology, Communications Technology and Broadcasting Technology

Ethiopian Minister Announces Energy Saving Plan - January 14, 2011 - Ethiopia's Water and Energy Minister Alemayehu Tegenu announced plan for extensive use of energy saving equipment with a view to preventing energy misuse in the country. Brazil to Share Bio-Fuel Technology with Ethiopia - November 30, 2010 -- Brazil is keen to share its rich experience in bio-fuel development with Ethiopia, Brazilian Ambassador to Ethiopia, Isabel Cristina De Azevedo Heyvaert said. Brazil, as part of its energy and import substitution policy, do not import oil for its cars but use locally produce ethanol, which reduces the burden of the fuel import and is environmentally friendly. Ethiopia's First Wind Power Farm Being Built in Tigray - November 3, 2010 -- The first wind turbine tower of the first wind farm project in Ethiopia has been erected in Ashegoda, some thirty kilometer from Mekelle, the capital city of the Tigray Regional State.

Ethiopia: German Company to Raise $120m for Wind Power - June 26, 2010 -- A German company, Deutsche Unternehmensfinanzierung, will raise USD 120 million for the financing of the Aysha wind farm project Ethiopia, Turkey Sign Agreement on Science, Technology - June 5, 2010 -- The Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) and the Turkish government yesterday signed at the Addis Ababa Hilton a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the development of research projects, the dissemination of the results of the projects and exchange of scientists. Turkey is the 15th largest economy in the world and one of the fastest growing. Turkish investment in Ethiopia is increasing from time to time, not only in terms of capital transfer from their investors, but also in creating employment opportunity and technological transfer via Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

Present Technology Hungry Industries in Ethiopia.

Agriculture Commerce and Industry Energy Mining Nuclear Science and Technology

Meteorology Ethiopia is a country with 18 major agro-ecological zones with climatic variations. The temperature, rainfall and wind pattern vary and fluctuate. Meteorology affects agriculture, environment, conservation of natural resources and aviation, however there is not enough R&D in this sector. Science and Technology Information Currently at its low, Information is an essential resource in the socio-economic development of the country since it creates greater efficiency in the provision of services, facilitates timely decision making and it widens international communications. Media and Extension Services Radio is the main medium through which majority of the peoples in Ethiopia can be reached including those who cannot read and write.