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I've added another six events to the list, with four new events this week. Because the previous list had a few events listed in the wrong order I've repeated the full list again. New listings are in bold and in a larger font.

Tuesday 4 April, 19:00-20:00 BST - Quantifying and Monetizing Impact by Youth Share Online
A talk byThijs Merton, who works for Aqua for All in Ethiopia. Thijs's focus in Ethiopia is on incubating small and growing businesses in the water and sanitation sector and on innovative financing schemes for water and sanitation enterprises.

Tuesday 4 May, 20:00-21:00 BST - Tigray - Emergency Response by Tearfund Canada
Learn more about Tearfund Canada's response and how you can become involved in bringing emergency food and hope.

Wednesday 5 May, 0:00-1:00 BST - Read Global Book Group: The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by George Mason Regional Library
This month, the book club be in D.C. looking back to Ethiopia in The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu.

Wednesday 5 May, 11:00-13:15 BST - Annual Sylvia Pankhurst Birthday Celebration Tour by New Manchester Walks (only six people allowed - £11 each)
Starting point - St Ann’s Church, St Ann Street, Manchester, M2 7LF
A walk round Sylvia Pankhurst related places in Manchester.

Wednesday 5 May, 13:00-14:00 BST - City building and the politics of unequal entitlements in Addis Ababa by Urban and Regional Studies Research Subtheme, GEES University of Birmingham
Dr Marco Di Nunzio Seminar 'Conspiracies to Build: city building and the politics of unequal entitlements in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia'. This paper examines the practices and discourses of building professionals, such as architects, urban planners, real estate developers and contractors, in a booming African metropolis, Addis Ababa.

Wednesday 5 May, 17:30-18:45 BST - Annual Sylvia Pankhurst Birthday Celebration Tour (on Zoom) by New Manchester Walks (£8.25)
A virtual walk round Sylvia Pankhurst related places in Manchester.

Wednesday 5 May, 18:30 BST - #YAxDGN | Press Freedom in the Era of Social Media by Yet Again
Hear about press freedom in the era of social media, with case studies of Myanmar, Tigray and the Arab Spring

Thursday 6 May, 15:00-16:00 BST - Cosmetics and Personal Care Opportunities in Ethiopia Webinar by U.S. Commercial Service
The U.S. Commercial Service is inviting companies to hear from Industry Experts and Women Entrepreneurs in Ethiopia to discuss the market, as well as regulatory and other key information when doing business in Africa.

Thursday 6 May, 17:00-18:00 BST - MIT X TAU Series: Africa’s Agricultural Reinvention by MIT Center for International Studies (CIS)
A webinar on How agricultural data can help Africa plan for food security after the pandemic, featuring Sara Menker. Sara established Gro Intelligence, a data-driven platform which connects food market around the world.

Thursday May 6, 17:45-19:00 PM BST - Cooking for Wellness - Cooking up Culture with Chef Mimi Selam by Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute ($10)
Learn how to prepare Misir Wot and Chicken Tibs inspired and influenced by Chef Selam's Ethiopian cultural traditions.

Thursday 6 May, 18:00 BST - Conflict in Ethiopia and Rising Tensions in the Horn of Africa by Group of 78 (Donations accepted)
A discussion about the conflict in Ethiopia’s northern state and geopolitical interests of global actors. Featuring Samuel Getachew, Worku Aberra and Ann Fitz-Gerald

Thursday 6 May, 19:00-21:30 BST - An Audience with Elizabeth Laird by Nikki Gamble Consultancy Ltd  (£15, including a copy of A House Without Walls - a story based in Syria)
Join Nikki Gamble for an in-depth conversation with author Elizabeth Laird. Elizabeth Laird is an award-winning writer for children whose work is infused with a strong sense of social justice and adventure. Many of her books have been stories set in Ethiopia.

Thursday 6 May, 20:00-21:00 BST - Abstraction: Investigations of Social Change by Galerie Lelong & Co., New York
With artists Adebunmi Gbadebo, Samuel Levi Jones, and Tariku Shiferaw, moderated by Seph Rodney

Tuesday 11 May, 10:00-12:30 BST - GenderFocus Launch Event by University of Portsmouth
The virtual launch of a new interactive online platform Gender Focus, dedicated to forging new and extending existing networks between academics and practitioners committed to ending gender inequalities through evidence based solutions. Includes presentations of some of the research projects:
• Art, Gender and Resilience in South Sudan
• WASH and Wellbeing in Ethiopia
• The displacement narrator approach to data collection

Tuesday 11 May, 13:00-14:30 BST - Book Launch: Reforming Education and Challenging Inequalities by Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre at the University of Cambridge
A tribute to the late Christopher Colclough. Researchers in Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Pakistan and Uganda highlight how the aspirations of families living in poverty remain unfilled by poor-quality education and low economic opportunities and how schools and teachers currently address issues of gender, disability and diversity.
[Chapter 6: The influence of politics on girls’ education in Ethiopia by Louise Yorke, Pauline Rose and Alula Pankhurst is one of the chapters available Open Access.]

Wednesday 12 May, 1:00 BST - Kwame Mbalia & Prince Joel David Makonnen with Daniel José Older by The Dock Bookshop
Booklaunch - Last Gate of the Emperor. From Kwame Mbalia and Prince Joel David Makonnen comes an Afrofuturist adventure about a mythical Ethiopian empire. Sci-fi and fantasy combine in this epic journey to the stars. Parents & Children Virtual Night at The Dock Bookshop

Wednesday 12 May, 19:00-21:00 BST - The Monasteries of the Beta Israel by The Anglo-Ethiopian Society
In this talk, Bar Kribus will present the major discoveries of the archaeological survey of Beta Israel monasteries (2015-2019), which he led together with Sophia Dege-Müller and Dr. Verena Krebs. In the course of the survey, they were able to locate and examine several Beta Israel monastic sites, including Semien Menata, the last great monastery of the Beta Israel and seat of their supreme monastic leadership in recent generations.

Thursday 13 May 2021, 13:30 BST - Training Orthodox Seminary Students & Clergy on Domestic Violence by Project dldl/ድልድል
Specialists working in seminary education and clergy training explore current approaches, share lessons and identify gaps or opportunities that may exist.
Chaired by Dr Romina Istratii, supported by Ms Mebrak Ghebreweldi, with presentations by:
Mr Girma Batu, former vice academic dean and current instructor at the Holy Trinity Theological College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Aba Qeshi Loul Tewolde, member of the clergy in the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church, London.
Dr David Ford, professor at St Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Pennsylvania.

Thursday 13 May, 22:30-24:00 BST - Livestream: Ethiopian & Eritrean Atkilt Alicha (Curried Vegetable Stew) by City Market Classes & Events
Watch as Mulu makes her Atkilt Alicha, a stew of carrot, cabbage, and potato flavored with delicious herbs and spices.

Friday 14 May, 0:00 BST - Live Stream with Kwame Mbalia & Prince Joel Makonnen by Tattered Cover Book Store
Tattered Cover welcomes authors Kwame Mbalia & Prince Joel Makonnen on Thursday May 13th at 5pm MT to discuss their new book, Last Gate of the Emperor, with Tochi Onyebuchi. An Afrofuturist adventure about a mythical Ethiopian empire. Sci-fi and fantasy combine in this epic journey to the stars.

Friday 14 May, 1:00-2:30 BST - "Physical Therapy For Women: Ethiopia" Documentary Premiere by Global Women's Health Initiative (donation-based event)
Join Global Women's Health Initiative for the exclusive premiere of "Physical Therapy for Women: Ethiopia", a documentary by Daniel Neville.

Friday 14 May, 18.30-20:00 BST - Mystical connections between Bath and Ethiopia by Freedom in the City: Festival of Learning
A rollercoaster ride of mystical, historical and spiritual investigation with Ras Benji offering new light on the significance of our surroundings. Chaired by Ras Hugo Makepeace.

Friday 14 May, 19:00 BST - Global Conversations: A Heritage of Resistance by Brighton Festival (£5)
Befekadu Hailu (Ethiopia) & Eyob Derillo (UK) unpack their roots in resistance and imagine what Ethiopia's future might be. Delivered in Amharic, with English subtitles, two young Ethiopian thinkers unfurl the past and imagine how it weaves into the fabric of the future.

Monday 17 May, 16:00-17:00 BST - The War Waged Against Tigrayan Women by The Coalition for Genocide Response
Lord Alton and the Coalition for Genocide Response invites you to a webinar entitled: 'A Tigrayan womb should never give birth': The War Waged Against Tigrayan Women

Tuesday 18 May, 17:00-17:45 BST - Online hate, fake news and the future of Ethiopia by Reduct
This event will raise awareness about how to combat the rise of online misinformation and hate speech in Ethiopia in light of the upcoming elections. Featuring:
Abel Wabella: Managing director of Addis Zebeya, an organisation dedicated to fact checking.
Berhan Taye: leads Access Now’s work on digital rights in Africa as the Africa Policy Manager.
Will Prescott: Communications manager at Center for Countering Digital Hate
Chair - Abel Kemal

Thursday 20 May, 19:00-20:30 BST - Online Book Club - Cry Wolf by Wilbur Smith by The Anglo-Ethiopian Society
For this book club we're going to discuss Cry Wolf by Wilbur Smith, an exhilarating adventure set during the 1935 Italian invasion of Ethiopia, from the bestselling author, Wilbur Smith.

Friday 21 May, 13:00-16:00 BST - Global Mental Health webinar by University of Leicester
One Year of the Covid-19 pandemic : psychological and mental health impact and responses around the world.
Keynote speaker: Professor Vikram Patel, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Speakers include:
Dr Poornima Bhola National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India.
Dr Ken Critchfield, James Madison University, USA
Dr Marybexy Calcerrada Gutierrez, Aida Torralbas Fernandez, Carlos Manuel Osorio Garcia, University of Holguin, Cuba
Professor Yemataw Wondie, University of Gondar, Ethiopia
Professor Mohammed Al-Uzri, University of Leicester, UK

Saturday 22 May, 13:00-14:30 BST - Women In Space by UNITALKS
Ethiopian space science and technology institute International Astronomical Union Ethiopian Space Science Society

Saturday 22 May, 19:00 - Spectres by Brighton Festival (£10)
Live event at Brighton Girls, Montpelier Road, BN1 3AT
Authors Salena Godden, Maaza Mengiste & Evie Wyld discuss their books, and how background characters can shape narratives in unpredictable ways.

Monday 24 May, 18:00-20:00 - Contemporary Rastafari Art – symposium by Freedom in the City: Festival of Learning
Join Fairfield House's Tafari Gallery curator Kingsley Jahsiah for an evening of discussion and Rastafari filled arts appreciation. Ras Elijah Tafari in the USA will speak on current events in Rastafari culture and art. Abba Yahuda Selassie, also in the US,  will speak on his art and recent published book. Canada based Colin Murray will speak on his art and work in arts education, and  Kingsley Jahsiah will be in conversation with UK based artist Lois Cordelia.
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