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Join the Ethiopian Business and Disability Network(EBDN)

With the aim of addressing disability as a diversity issue from a business perspective, the Ethiopian Business and Disability Network (EBDN) was established composed of public and private businesses and organizations as members. To nominate a Chairperson and Network/Communications person from the Core Group to work with the EBDN Secretariat, an informal meeting of Core Group members was held on 4 May 2016 at Marriott Executive Apartments. A total of 7 (5 male, 2 female) participants attended.


The group nominated Ms. Aster Solomon, owner of The Mosaic Hotel as a Chairperson to guide the expansion and development of the Network, provide advice to further strengthen the Network, make recommendations on products/services the Network might provide its members, represent the Network at various local meetings and events, and represent the EBDN to the ILO Global Business and Disability Network.

The group also nominated Mr. Yebegashet (Abega) Alemayehu, CEO of ABEGA Management PLC as Network/Communications person to indentify and attract new members, suggest events to introduce the Network, help identify and promote employment opportunities for persons with disabilities to Network members and other companies, and suggest ways to “brand” and make the Network more visible.

Prior to the meeting, interviews were conducted by ABEGA Management with the ECDD Executive Director, Retta Getachew, the EBDN Coordinator Firehiwot Siyum, and with Michael Shiferaw from the British Council – a model disability inclusive employer.  The interviews will be shown on the “Life and Business” show, Friday evenings at 10:00pm on EBC TV.

During the meeting, Mr. Yilma Zewdie, HR Manager at Marriott Executive Apartments expressed interest in hiring a disabled person in the kitchen, and EBDN will follow-up on his request. 

Picture  taken during the meeting


As a service to job seekers with disabilities ECDD posts here recent public job vacancies.



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Tel: +251-114-165859/0116-653916
Fax: +251-114-165849

E-mail: info@ecdd-ethiopia.org

P.O.Box: 1530 Code 1250
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Main Office Located behind Dreamliner Hotel Meskel Flower Road

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Website: www.ecdd-ethiopia.org