Addis Ababa Hub
Our Hub was founded in April 2012. We currently have 26 members whose career backgrounds range from the public to the private sector, from venture capitalists to creatives, and from consultants to entrepreneurs. Our Hub has consistently been represented in various annual WEF meetings in China, South Africa, Rwanda, Switzerland, and the Vatican City. The Addis Ababa Hub has a strong track record of leading relevant, innovative projects and engagements. For example, this past June, the Addis Ababa Hub launched a ban plastic bag campaign. The campaign launch gathered pioneers in Ethiopia’s environmental justice movement including Noble Cup (eco-friendly feminist reproductive health), Hopeful River Project (river restoration), Teki (plastic alternatives created by deaf communities), Menged Le Sew (Ethiopia’s open streets movement), EiABC composting (the campus-wide compost scheme of the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development at AAU), Zoma Museum (leading urban agriculture and Ethiopian vernacular architecture hub) and collected over 5,500 signatures. The Hub has a variety of other projects it has designed and supported on a need and interest basis. These projects include but are not limited to our Shape Your Knowledge Awareness Campaigns, Warka Speaker Series, Shape Your Business Workshops, Artists for Charity Hospital Painting Projects, Addis Art Walk, Shaping Davos High-Level Panel on Public Private Partnership, and Shape Your Career Trainings.