We define Ethiopiawinnet as ownership and pride of the essentials of being Ethiopian. That means, the culture lived, the history accomplished the dictum and aspirations wanted. Social responsibility for impact in Ethiopia is a shared value of Ethiopiawinnet.
The mission of Ethiopiawinnet is to foster patriotism, civic engagement and institution building to empower Ethiopians in establishing an accountable democracy.
To engage every Ethiopian in making a difference, Ethiopiawinnet invites you to learn more about our three pillars:
Evoking patriotism through education of Ethiopian history, this pillar is one we believe everyone will be able to relate to and find value in.
2. Civic Engagement
The second pillar, civic engagement, for those that want to make a difference in Ethiopia, is an opportunity to develop the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. While this pillar also entails education, a major component that differentiates it form the first pillar, Patriotism, is advocacy. Advocacy on behalf of citizen’s rights, which Ethiopiawinnet provides council for.
3. Institution Building
Is it better to strengthen the current institutions in Ethiopia or start over in institution building, our third pillar? This pillar, led by Ethiopiawinnet scholars across various disciplines from the most prestigious educational institutions around the world, is one we believe will most engage politicians, professionals and administrators. The papers published by our scholars educate in and provide discourse on the current state of institutions in Ethiopia and the way forward.
Calendar Daily Digest
4th Ethiopiawinnet Symposium
August 11-12, 2018
The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC 20064
Open letter to Dr. Abiy Ahmed - Prime Minister of Ethiopia
We in Ethiopiawinnet, a rights-based global civic organization committed to a united and democratic Ethiopia, would once again like to bring to your attention the extremely grave crisis currently unfolding in the Gonder and Gojam regions of some 20 million people.
After issuing so many press releases urging respect for the internationally-recognized human rights of political prisoners, prisoners of conscience, Muslim protestors, Amara victims of ethnic cleansing, Ethiopian immigrants in the Middle East, and the border giveaway, we are impelled to issue yet another one.
Memorable quotes from Raymond Jonas, The Battle of Adwa: African Victory in the Age of Empire (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011)
Human Rights Day (HRD) is observed every year on December 10 as a commemoration of the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The 2015 HRD is being marked in honor of President Franklin D. Roosevelt who first pronounced the four freedoms in his justly famous January 6, 1941 State of the Union speech.
Just as the world’s leading development agencies are vowing to finally make poverty history in the four corners of the globe and they are heaping praises on the Ethiopian Government for its “double- digit” economic growth rates and self-serving rhetoric about “transformation,” Ethiopia is once again under the grips of what appears to be yet another famine of “biblical proportion.”
Ethiopians and Freedom House, among others, are flabbergasted by this blatant hypocrisy about the ideals of U.S. foreign policy and the implicit contempt for the Ethiopian people.
We are outraged by the savagery of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) extremists in the cold- blooded murder or mass displacement of Christians and non-Sunni Muslims to achieve the delusionary project a global Caliphate.