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A range of Ethiopia related events happening from today, starting in a few hours time, up to the end of February - most are free.

Wednesday 3 February, 13:00 GMT - Ethiopia's Elections: Context, Challenges and Prospects for Pluralism by Chatham House.
Too late to book but the event is being broadcast live on the Chatham House Africa Programme Facebook page.
With speakers: Birtukan Mideksa, Head, National Electoral Board of Ethiopia, Dr Gedion Timothewos, Attorney General, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Professor Beyene Petros, Chairman, Ethiopian Social Democratic Party, Professor Berhanu Nega, Leader, Ethiopian Citizens for Social Justice. Chair: Bob Dewar, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House

Wednesday 3 February, 18:00-18:30 GMT - CAFOD BIRMINGHAM ONLINE MEETING
Thursday 4 February, 19:00-20:00 GMT - Lent Volunteer Evening Meeting by CAFOD in Southwark
Saturday 6 February, 10:30-12:00 GMT - CAFOD BIRMINGHAM ONLINE MEETING
Wednesday 10 February, 20:00-21:00 GMT - Lent Volunteer Evening Meeting by CAFOD in Southwark
A choice of four meetings to hear about CAFOD's international work and to explore Lent Fast Day resources.
Hear the story of Abdella in Ethiopia, find out about the Walk for Water Lent challenge and look ahead at an exciting year of campaigning for climate justice.

Thursday 4 February, 11:00-13:30 GMT - Doing Business in Ethiopia: Opportunities in the Horticulture Sector by Embassy of Ethiopia, London.

Thu, Feb 4, 2021, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT - Lunch Break Science #19 | Yohannes Haile-Selassie by The Leakey Foundation
One of the world's foremost experts in paleoanthropology, Yohannes Haile-Selassie, discusses uncovering fossils in Ethiopia.
(You can also watch Lunch Break Science #3 | Chalachew Seyoum on YouTube - Explore the adaptation of early humans’ diet to their environments with Leakey Foundation grantee Chalachew Seyoum. He also discusses his discovery of the oldest Homo specimen, dated 2.8 Ma)

Friday 5 February, 12:00-13:30 GMT - Circular Ethiopia: Building a Circular Economy through Social Business by Yunus Environment Hub
No. 1/3 - How to create a sustainable social business – Interactive lecture and expert insights

Saturday 6 February, 17:00-17:30 GMT - Queer Digis by @QueerEthiopia
An evening with Beza: celebrating two phenomenal women with ties to Ethiopia - Julie Mehertu and Honey Mahogany.

Sunday 7 February, 18:00 GMT - The Humanitarian Crisis in Ethiopia's Tigray Region by State of The Horn
Unpacking the Humanitarian Crisis in Ethiopia's Tigray Region with Ambassador David Shinn, Ambassador Aurelia Brazeal, Meaza Gidey, Getachew Gebrekiros Temare, and Samuel Gebru.

Mon, February 8, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM GMT - Ethiopia in 2021- Tackling Challenges and Looking Toward the Future by The Institute of World Politics
This lecture will discuss the conflict between the federal government of Ethiopia and TPLF leadership in Tigray. Panel includes Gedion Timothewos Hessebon, Bronwyn Bruton, Yoseph Mulugeta Badwaza, Besu Feleke, and Jan Abbink, moderated by Hashem Mekki.

Tue, February 9, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT - Haben Girma: Seaman Lecture on Disability 2021 by Brown University Student Accessibility Services
The first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben Girma is a human rights lawyer advancing disability justice.

Wednesday 10 February, 00:00-01:00 GMT - Telfer International x Art4Change x ESA : Ethiopian Music Theory by Telfer International Events Team
Learn about Ethiopian music theory and traditional instruments!

Wednesday 10 February, 12:00-13:30 GMT - Circular Ethiopia: Building a Circular Economy through Social Business by Yunus Environment Hub
No. 2/3 - Circular economy opportunities in Ethiopia – Understand the frameworks of the circular economy, insights from industry experts, suggestion of further resources.

Thursday 11 February, 12:00-13:00 GMT - The Other Big Issue in the Room: Climate Change and Rose Gardens by Imperial 600 LGBTQ+ staff network
A panel of Imperial College experts on climate change, as well as have a fireside chat with Lord Jonny Oates about his recently published book: "I Never Promised You A Rose Garden". The book charts Oates's darkest moments as an idealistic but troubled schoolboy alone in Ethiopia struggling with his sexual orientation and mental health, but it also relates his single-handed attempts at tackling widespread famine.

Thursday 11 February, 21:00 GMT - Asmarina: Discussion with Medhin Paolos by Black History Month @ New College of Florida
A conversation with Medhin Paolos, co-director of Asmarina. Asmarina depicts the presence of the habesha community of Ethiopians and Eritreans in the city of Milan, Italy through the collective memories of the community recorded in personal archives through photographs, music, and stories.

Tuesday 16 February, 13:00-14:00 GMT - 5th REAL Centre Seminar Series by Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre
Learn how REAL's partners have been working with us to bring about equitable access to education. Imcludes a talk on using phone surveys to understand the effects of COVID-19 on education in Ethiopia by Belay Hagos and Tassew Woldehanna

Wednesday 17 February, 12:00-13:30 GMT - Circular Ethiopia: Building a Circular Economy through Social Business by Yunus Environment Hub
No. 3/3 -  Social business idea and problem framing – Tools and frameworks

Wednesday 17 February, 18:00-20:00 GMT - Mental Health & Wellness by Black Austria
Mental, physical, and spiritual tips for surviving and thriving
Moderated by Faris Cuchi Gezahegn, a femme non-binary queer Ethiopian, an intersectional LGBTIQA+ advocate who co-founded of House of Guramayle

Fri, February 19, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM GMT - Vital Sites: The Diagnostic Tool for Transboundary Conservation Planners by IUCN Protected Areas
Learn more about the Diagnostic Tool for Transboundary Conservation Planners - includes 15 minute presentation on the use of the tool to develop a Joint Management Plan for the Lower Awash – Lake Abbe Transboundary Conservation Landscape between Djibouti and Ethiopia by Dr Fanuel Kabede

Saturday 20 February, 23:00 – Sunday 21 February, 01:30 GMT - Virtual Movie Night--SANKOFA! by Mills College Ethnic Studies
Sankofa (ሳንኮፋ), is a 1993 Ethiopian-produced drama film directed by Haile Gerima centered on the Atlantic slave trade.

Monday 22 February, 21:00-22:00 GMT - CDAC Distinguished Speaker Series: Timnit Gebru by Center for Data and Computing (CDAC)
A lecture from Timnit Gebru, Ethical AI Researcher, whose work explores algorithmic bias and the ethical implications of data mining projects.

Tuesday 23 February, 13:00-14:30 GMT - Youth mobility, security and livelihoods in West Africa and the Horn by Institute of Development Studies
The migration of African youth has been strongly associated with security issues for the continent and Europe.

Thursday 25 February, 09:00-13:00 GMT - African Swimways Webinar by World Fish Migration Foundation
Webinar on the future of river connectivity and fish passage in Africa including a talk on protecting highly endemic and threatened Labeobarbus populations (Lake Tana) by Dr Abebe Getahun.

Thursday 25 February, 11:00-12:00 GMT - War violence and domestic violence: Understanding the relationship by Project dldl/ድልድል
The webinar aims to inform current humanitarian efforts to support forcefully displaced populations in Tigray - speakers Romina Istratii and Sandra Pertek.

Friday 26 February, 02:00-03:00 GMT - A Conversation with Meklit Hadero & Penelope Douglas by California College of the Arts
A conversation about Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)'s transformative work of investing in artists. With Meklit Hadero.

Friday 26 February, 14:30 GMT - Contemporary Chinese Mobilities in East/Southern Africa by Roberto Castillo
With a presentation by Ding Fei on Displacement and Socio-Economic (In)Mobility of Chinese Expatriates in Africa (drawing upon his work with Chinese expatriates working in different sectors in Ethiopia).

Friday 26 February, 19:00-20:00 GMT - My Personal Journey to Ethiopia and Eritrea by Michelle Guthrie by Sutton African Caribbean Cultural Organisation
Michelle Guthrie regales in her discovery and love for the Horn of Africa of the past 20 years.

Saturday 27 February, 19:00-22:00 GMT - Lessons for Humanity from the First Migration to Abyssinia by SeekersGuidance Canada
A special seminar on the first Muslim migration to Abyssinia with special guest speaker Shaykh Faid Said.
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