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Practice of Socio-Economic Development in Ethiopia discussed by the Youth Leadership Training Program

When analyzing pure numbers, Ethiopia’s economic development is impressive: a double digit economic growth goes hand in hand with improvements of the United Nations sustainable development indicators. To shed some light on the most crucial factors and the practical aspects of economic-decision-making, over the past few years, the participants of this years’ Youth Leadership Training Program (YLTP) had the chance to discuss these factors with the former advisor to the Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Newai Gebreab and the well-known economist Prof. Alemayehu Geda at the beginning of September 2017 in Sululta.

Based on their professional experience, the Ethiopian economic development was assessed and roadmaps for future decisions designed. In addition, the prominent long-distance track and road running athlete Haile Gebreselassie, a now prominent figure in the Ethiopian economic and political life, addressed the trainees with a motivating speech on individual leadership development.

After these intensive three days, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) is looking forward to continuing its YLTP on communication skills next month!