For those of you missing discussions about Ethiopia during the COVID-19 lockdown, here is a selection of free, online Ethiopia related events that we've heard about (some a bit more Ethiopia related than others). They take place in various locations throughout the world - enjoy them from the comfort of your own home:
Sun, 10 May, 17:00 - 18:30 BST (12:00 - 13:30 EDT)
The Whole Truth about Ethiopia by Club Intellectum
Well the title is actually Вся правда об Эфиопии by Клуб Интеллектум so the event will presumably be held in Russian. The presenter, Mikael Gorsky, is an Ethiopian Jew, a Moscow publisher, a Herzliya resident, and an Addis Ababa salesman. In 2019, he created the company Explore Ethiopia in Addis Ababa.
Tue, 12 May, 14:00 - 15:30 BST (15:00 - 16:30 CEST)
How Covid -19 affects International Supply Chains by Impact Hub Amsterdam. A small group of professionals unite to analyse current and expected supply chain developments and mitigation strategies. Contributors include Guido Staveren van Dijk, the CEO & Founder of Moyee Coffee.
Wed, 13 May, 17:00 - 18:00 BST
In Conversation with Maaza Mengiste, organised by TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities. Uncover tales of Ethiopia's women soldiers in this live streaming of a discussion with Maaza Mengiste about her new novel The Shadow King. No need to register - watch the event here starting at 17:00. Questions can be sent in via a live chat replay feature.
Sun, 17 May, 20:00 BST (15:00 EDT)
Book Discussion - The Hospital by the River by the late Dr. Catherine Hamlin. Join Three Roots International, an American charity working in Ethiopia, in a discussion of the book and be inspired by Dr. Hamlin's enduring work in the face of challenge.
Mon,18 May, 14:00 BST
Webinar: African Economies after COVID-19. Organised by the Royal African Society, speakers include Arkebe Oqubay - Minister and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia. Chaired by Dr Nick Westcott, Director of the Royal African Society.
Thu, 21 May, 15:00 - 16:30 BST (10:00 - 11:30 EDT)
2020 Women in Triticum Early Career and Mentor Award Celebration by Borlaug Global Rust Initiative. A celebration of the accomplishments of women working in wheat. The five 2020 WIT Early Career Awardees include Yewubdar Ishetu Shewaye from Ethiopia. Short videos from all the awardees will be played during the celebration, which will include a keynote presentation by Barbara Stinson, President of the World Food Prize Foundation, and a panel discussion with former WIT award winners who have developed careers in wheat improvement around the world.
Sat, 23 May 23, 10:00 BST (11:00 CEST)
Around the world with coffee by Geisha Coffee in Barcelona. In this morning event Geisha Coffee will share their experiences of sourcing coffee in Colombia, Ethiopia and Vietnam. Quiz at the end - the winner will get a 'free coffee bag'.
Sat, 23 May, 19:00 - 20:30 BST (14:00 - 15:30 EDT)
Olympian Meb Keflezighi interviewed by Master Tesfatsion. Eritrean born Meb Keflezighi is an Olympic Silver Medalist and has won both the Boston Marathon and NYC Marathon.
Wed, 27 May, 19:00 BST
Anglo-Ethiopian Society Book Club - The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste. Join us in a discussion of Maaza's latest book.