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About Ethiopian Diaspora Fellowship

Ethiopian Diaspora Fellowship, EDF Ethiopian Diaspora Fellowship The Ethiopian Diaspora Fellowship (EDF) program is designed to promote leadership development, public service and creative storytelling. Through training, service in an organization in Ethiopia, peer-to-peer mentorship, and storytelling, fellows will have an opportunity to increase their own cultural identity and be a catalyst for growth and change in Ethiopia. Ethiopia’s development has been greatly hindered by the human capacity to absorb it. Management, development, education, and skilled labor are necessary to support a proper growing economy. The extent to which the educational institutions and the government can meet the needs for human capital will determine the future in Ethiopia. Educated and skilled professionals are needed. Ethiopian Diaspora Fellowship (EDF) will offer exceptional applicants the opportunity to participate in educational programs and trainings, work in different organizations in Ethiopia, and network with local professionals. Fellows will be trained in key areas such as leadership, service, and creative storytelling. Once in Ethiopia, fellows will participate in peer-to-peer mentorship to increase cultural identity and promote a knowledge sharing opportunity. Lastly, fellows will be encouraged to document their experience thoroughly through different mediums, in order to define and redefine what it means for them to be an Ethiopian.
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