Youth briefing session in Bahir Dar

Youth briefing session on corruption and anti corruption movement in Ethiopia was conducted at Bahir Dar on October 22, 2017, at Amahra National Regional State Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission. The purpose of the session was to gather youths participating in youth associations together to be able raise their awareness on issues of corruption and anti corruption movements in Ethiopia. The session briefed the participants about the Transparency Ethiopia, at the beginning and detail presentation on issues of corruption and anti corruption movements presented involving warm participation and idea exchanges in between us and the participants Youths from 9 sub cities of the city youths associations participated in the briefing session. A total of 36 youths participated in the event 8 female 28 male youths. Participants made reflections, presented comments and their opinion.

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Dialogue platform on public procurement practices in the construction sector

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The Dialogue Platform on public procurement practices in the construction sector organized and conducted by TE on October 26, 2017,  at Blue Birds Hotel  aimed at bringing together different development actors to round table discussion so that diverse perspectives can be reflected on different issues related to Public procurement practices in the construction sector, briefing the different stakeholders the processes and procedures of procuring Construction materials, Bringing together tripartite parties (government actors, CSOs and the relevant private sector actors) to discuss about current practices in the sector, gaining different views and assessments of the stakeholders, whether the procurement processes are in line with the relevant public procurement laws and procedures, gaining valuable inputs for future possible actions to be planned and implemented by TE, and sensitizing the stakeholders on the significant and multi-dimensional implications of malpractices in public procurement by making use of such platforms. In the platform a brief presentation was made by Ato Tesfaye on the processes and procedures of procuring construction in light of proclamation 649/2009 procurement and property administration proclamation, also a presentation was made on disclosure. 

Land governance and Responsible Large Scale Agricultural Investment Dialogue Platform in Adama

Transparency Ethiopia Adama branch organized and conducted a one day dialogue platform with different stake holders from CSOs, government actors and the private sector, on the matter of  land governance in general and responsible large scale agricultural investment in particular at Adama Gete Hotel on October 6,2017. The dialogue platform held in Adama city aimed at assessing the right over land in general and rural land administration in particular to address the existing problems. The objective of the platform was to sensitize the use of such platforms to address existing issues and problems.

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Land governance and responsible large scale Agricultural Investment workshop at Hawassa

The workshop aimed at briefing the gathered stakeholders on the matter of land governance in general and responsible large scale agricultural investment in particular and revolved around rules and regulations governing the land administration systems in Ethiopia and the voluntary guideline which Ethiopia has adhered to and Bringing together tripartite parties (government actors, CSOs and The relevant private sector actors) to discuss on the issue of land governance and responsible large scale agriculture. The workshop was conducted on Oct. 06, 2017 at Tadese Enjory Hotel, HawassaDSC00060 1

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Land governance and Responsible Large Scale Agricultural Investment Dialogue Platform and Future Activities in Bahir Dar

A one day dialogue platform with different CSOs, government actors and the private sector was carried out by Transparency Ethiopia Bahir Dar branch on the issue of land governance and responsible large scale Agricultural Investment on 29/10/2017 at Water Front hotel, Bahir Dar. Just like the ones conducted in Addis Ababa and Mekele, the discussion platform in Bahir Dar also briefed the participants about the land governance system of Ethiopia, especially the rural land holding rights and in terms of the rights that many peasants in Ethiopia entitled with, and the associated new phenomena that is now expanding in many developing countries overall the world having its own practical challenge, and significant amount of benefit if exercised responsibly, large scale agricultural investment. Participants made reflections on the issue and they even made their own debates due to the difference in their views on issues that we presented for discussion. many of the participants said that they are glad to be part of such kind of issues based discussion and workshop, they said that the topic that we selected for discussion is great and detrimental but they suggested that it would have been better if the discussion was made with decision makers, and law makers and also to proceed with this issue based workshop supporting it with research and findings on issues relating to the actual overview of responsible agricultural investment, to be able to understand the level and the manner of agricultural investment and its character in our country.

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