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Ethiopian Support Program holds summit with focal partners

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Pertinent stakeholders of the Ethiopian Support Program (ESP) converge for a conference centered on the process of strengthening cooperation in the field of knowledge exchange and development efforts among the partners and stakeholders of the ESP.

During the meeting which was held on September 25, 2023, a panel discussion was undertaken which looked into, “The role of youth in national consensus, empowerment and inclusion of women in a meaningful way, as well as digital peace building.”

As indicated in the event, for the past three years, the ESP has supported nearly fifty useful programs, including, “Community-led development projects, conflict reduction and peace building, economic capacity building, and encouraging youth participation.”

The American Development Assistance Agency (USAID), a core partner to the ESP, cited that the program is trying to resolve conflicts and create national consensus in its endeavors.

At the conference, a series of discussions and presentations were showcased that depicted the significant impact of the program to the communities in Ethiopia.

The ESP is made up of a robust institutional and CSO networks, that work in; youth and women’s empowerment, promotion of intergroup engagement, and assistance to partner organizations that contribute to ESP’s support of every Ethiopian’s right to be heard as well as grassroots-level engagement in building mutual understanding. With each grant, partnership, and research activity, ESP develops a refined understanding of the Ethiopian political climate, while implementing relevant and impactful activities towards the objectives of mitigating conflict and creating an enabling environment for national consensus.

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