IIE’s presence in Sub-Saharan Africa has spanned over 30 years. From 1979-2001, the USAID-funded South Africa Education Program opened the doors for black South Africans to obtain the knowledge, skills and professional credentials required to succeed in a post-apartheid government.
In 2008, IIE established an office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where we implement a strong set of programs in leadership development, organizational effectiveness, and higher education scholarship administration. By creating and administering exchange and training programs, IIE helps develop the talent and human resources needed to address the challenges and harness the opportunities emerging on the African continent.
What services are available at this office?
IIE Ethiopia custom designs comprehensive leadership and organizational effectiveness programs for individuals and organizations. IIE Ethiopia also helps trainers and facilitators become highly effective through their use of cutting edge experiential learning techniques.
IIE Ethiopia administers all aspects of scholarship and exchange programs, including recruitment, selection, academic placement, student monitoring, and grant management. IIE Ethiopia also organizes briefings on global higher education and builds capacity and linkages among institutions of higher education.
IIE Ethiopia designs and delivers high-quality study tours to expose participants working in the public, private and non-profit sectors to best practices in their fields. Among others, IIE develops specialized study tours for those interested in learning about health systems similar to those of Ethiopia.
Using meeting methodologies such as Open Space Technology, World Café, and Future Search, IIE Ethiopia designs and facilitates meetings that enable groups of professionals to share best practices in leadership, create stakeholder action plans, and network.
What programs or scholarships are managed by this office?
ACE for Women's Leadership
Ethiopian Women's Leadership Program (EWLP)
Higher Education Readiness (HER)
Leadership Development for Mobilizing Reproductive Health Program (LDM)
Maternal Health Young Champions Program
New York University Abu Dhabi