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7th National Logistics Conference on Circular Economy and Sustainable Supply Chain Practices Held on May 30, 2024

EMF, in partnership with EMG and Bahir Dar University, also organized the seventh (7th) Research Conference on ” The 7th National Logistics Conference on “Towards a Circular Economy: Green Logistics and Sustainable Supply Chain Practices in Ethiopia.”
The conference took place on May 30, 2024, at the Unison Hotel in Bahir Dar City, Ethiopia. Total of 68 (16 female and 52 male) participants participated on the conference. The 7th National Logistics Conference on “Towards a Circular Economy: Green Logistics and Sustainable Supply Chain Practices in Ethiopia” was successfully held at Bahir Dar University on May 30, 2024.
The event was a collaborative effort by Bahir Dar University’s College of Business and Economics, the Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and the Elias Melake Foundation. The conference aimed to explore sustainable logistics practices and promote the concept of a circular economy within Ethiopia.

EMF and EMG Teams Featured as Guest Speakers at Bahir Dar University's LSCM Program Event for Graduating and Third-Year Students

The EMF and EMG teams had the honor of being guest speakers at an event organized for graduating and third-year students of the Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) program at Bahir Dar University.
Mr. Elias and Ms. Yabesera delivered insightful speeches on the advancements of the LSCM program at the university, addressing queries from the students. Additionally, Mr. Eyob and Ms. Eyerusalem, alumni who graduated last year from the LSCM program, shared their post-graduation experiences. They highlighted the significant impact of the EMF and EMG support, noting that 85% of graduates have successfully secured employment.
The alumni also detailed the benefits they received from the SAfA Ethiopia project and the continued support from EMF and EMG, which has been instrumental in their professional development. Their testimonies provided valuable insights and encouragement to the current graduating and third-year students.
This event underscores the positive outcomes of the SAfA Ethiopia project and the crucial role of EMF and EMG in fostering the success of LSCM students at Bahir Dar University.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshop on Health Programs Supply Chain Management (HPSCM)
on April 25-27, 2024 in collaboration with Jimma University.

Research Conference on "Harnessing the Power of ICT in Revolutionizing Chain Management in Health, Commerce, and Agriculture." on April 23-24, 2024, at the Rebeca International Hotel in Jimma City, Ethiopia.
April 23-24, 2024, Jimma City, Ethiopia

The fourth Research Conference on Harnessing the Power of ICT in Revolutionizing Chain Management in Health, Commerce, and Agriculture marked another successful collaboration between EMF and Jimma University. The presentations and discussions provided valuable insights into leveraging ICT for supply chain management improvement. Total of 54 participants participated on the conference (9 female and 45 male). The conference aimed to explore the transformative potential of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) across various sectors. Notably, 75% of the set conference target was achieved.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshop on Integrated Pharmaceutical Logistics System (IPLS)
April 19-21, 2024, Jimma City, Ethiopia

Delivery of Professional Seminars Oromia region beneficiaries training related to Logistics, Agro-Logistics, Agro-Cooperative, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Entrepreneurship (Personal Initiatives and mind set), Job Readiness, and Business Communication
February 26-April 12

EMF have delivered training to total of 1,786 (893 in Oromia region) beneficiaries from the set target of 2,000 group 1 (Common) and group 4 (DSW and EMF) beneficiaries, this represents total of 89% of the target beneficiaries/participants have completed the training program related to logistics, agro- logistics, agro-cooperative, entrepreneurship, business communication, and job readiness so far.

Delivery of Professional Seminars Amhara region beneficiaries training related to Logistics, Agro-Logistics, Agro-Cooperative, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Entrepreneurship (Personal Initiatives and mind set), Job Readiness, and Business Communication
February 26-April 12

EMF have delivered training to total of 1,786 (893 in Amhara) beneficiaries from the set target of 2,000 group 1 (Common) and group 4 (DSW and EMF) beneficiaries, this represents total of 89% of the target beneficiaries/participants have completed the training program related to logistics, agro- logistics, agro-cooperative, entrepreneurship, business communication, and job readiness so far.

The cooperative establishment inception workshop on November 1, 2023 at Azeman Hotel in Addis Ababa

On this report period, the inception workshop for the cooperative establishment took place on November 1, 2023, at the Azeman Hotel in Addis Ababa. The workshop was attended by key stakeholders, including the Mayor of the Buno Bedelle Zone in the Oromia region, project signatories, and representatives from various bureaus focusing on cooperative, climate, youth, economics, and finance. During this workshop, EMF successfully secured 550 square meters of land from the region on November 6, 2023, designated for cooperative use near Bedelle town.

Research conference on “Sustainable Supply Chain Excellence: Integrating Quality, Regulatory Compliance, and Waste Management for SDG Achievement“ on October 19 – 20, 2023, at Rebeca International Hotel, Jimma, Ethiopia

EMF, in collaboration with Jimma University to organize the second conference themed “Sustainable Supply Chain Excellence: Integrating Quality, Regulatory Compliance, and Waste Management for SDG Achievement” on October 19–20, 2023, at the Rebeca International Hotel in Jimma City. The conference featured insightful paper presentations addressing critical aspects of digitalization and its implementation in logistics and supply chain management in Ethiopia.

Curriculum Validation Workshop with Jimma University for Masters of Science (MSC), Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Management (PSCM) National at Rebca International Hotel, Jimma

This program culminated in the organization of the MSC PSCM National Curriculum Validation Workshop with Jimma University held at the Rebecca International Hotel in Jimma. The workshop was attended by representatives from Jimma University, Addis Ababa University School of Commerce and School of Pharmacy, as well as various sector Deans, Academicians, Assistant Professors, and department heads. The event commenced with an opening speech by Jimma University Vice President Dr. Tadesse Habtamu, followed by a closing remark from EMF Board Chairman Mr. Elias Melake.

Research conference on "Improving Supply Chain Management in Healthcare and Agricultural sectors: Examining Performance, Challenges, and the Role of Echelons.” August 28 – 29,2023 at Honey Land Hotel, Jimma

EMF, in collaboration with Jimma University, organized conference on “Supply Chain Analysis of Chemical Fertilizer in Kersa and Omo Nada Districts of Jimma Zone, Ethiopia.” The event took place on August 28 – 29, 2023, at the Honey Land Hotel in Jimma.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Workshop on “Health Programs Supply Chain Management” organized by Jimma University, School of Pharmacy, and EPA in collaboration with EMF on August 25-27, 2023 at Honey Land Hotel, Jimma

EMF have successfully delivered second round of workshop with Jimma University on “Continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshop on Health Programs Supply Chain Management” organized by Jimma University, School of Pharmacy, and EPA in collaboration with EMF on August 25-27, 2023 at Honey Land Hotel, Jimma. The workshop aimed to provide insights, knowledge, and practical strategies to improve the productivity and efficiency of government stakeholders zonal level effective public procurement practices.

Two rounds of workshop on “Youth Initiated Cooperative Workshop”

Continuous supply chain optimization projects as per the revised activity plan of EMF have delivered, two rounds of workshop on “Youth Initiated Cooperative Workshop” was delivered on July 1st and 2nd, 2023 in Oromia  and on June 7th and 8th in Amhara region to total of 619 beneficiaries (303 in Amhara region and 310 in Oromia region with the stakeholders in both regions encompassing entrepreneurship and finance focusing on cooperative structure. For those beneficiaries, which have completed their training on the Commercial LSCM, Agro LSCM, Entrepreneurship, Job Readiness, and Business Communication.

Job readiness and Business communication training delivered to Jimma University Health and Supply Chain Management degree students on July 18-17, 2023 at Jimma University campus

Delivery of Professional Seminars Amhara region beneficiaries training related to Logistics, Agro-Logistics, Agro-Cooperative, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Entrepreneurship (Personal Initiatives and mind set), Job Readiness, and Business Communication

Continuous supply chain optimization projects “Youth Initiated Cooperative Workshop”

The youth-initiated cooperative workshop is conducted in collaboration with regional government stakeholders in the Oromia and Amhara regions. The main objectives are to understand cooperative structure and establishment, enable youth to become stakeholders in business, management, entrepreneurship, and finance, emphasize the importance of accounting and finance in business, and incorporate logistics and supply chain management principles into the cooperative business module.

6th National Conference on Logistics and Supply Chain Management on Promoting Digitalization in Logistics and Supply Chain Management Industry in Ethiopia."
June 3-5, 2023 at Unison Hotel, Bahir Dar Ethiopia

The 6th National Conference on Logistics and Supply Chain Management provided a platform for stakeholders to share knowledge, insights, and experiences related to the digitalization of the industry in Ethiopia. The conference successfully highlighted the importance of embracing technology, addressed trade anomalies, and discussed the challenges and prospects of e-procurement in the country. The event contributed to fostering collaboration among academia, industry, and government, paving the way for a more digitally advanced logistics and supply chain management sector in Ethiopia.

Lecture on “Supply Chain Risk Management“ by Dr. Andre Kreie Director of Logistics Education (LEED), Kühne Foundation
on June 16, 2023

Guest lecturer was also delivered to pool of Bahir Dar University degree, Masters, and PhD candidates on the topic of “Supply Chain Risk Management“ by Dr. Andre Kreie Director of Logistics Education (LEED), Kühne Foundation on June 16, 2023 organized in collaboration with Bahir Dar University, Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management Collage of Business and Economics

Bahir Dar University’s Diamond Jubilee, EMF received recognition of outstanding support to the growth and success of the institution.

On June 11, 2023

Delivery of Professional Seminars Amhara region beneficiaries training related to Logistics, Agro-Logistics, Agro-Cooperative, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Entrepreneurship (Personal Initiatives and mind set), Job Readiness, and Business Communication
January 23 to March 20, 2023

Starting from January 23 to March 20, 2023, EMF successfully delivered six rounds of professional seminars, to a total of 181 beneficiaries. The training sessions were conducted in two regions, Amhara and Oromia, with three rounds of seminars in each region.

Guest Lecture delivered to Bahir Dar University PhD scholars, Masters and Degree Logistics and Supply Chain Management Department Students
February 16, 2023

TVET occupational standard and curriculum development in Logistics and Supply Chain Management workshop from February 27 – March 22, 2023

Field visit with SAFA Ethiopia Executive team Bahir Dar University
March 19-23, 2023

SAfA Executive committee joint field visit with PCU and implementing partner conducted in Amhara region to visit selected kebeles in Jebitahnan and Semen Mecha woreda to see the progress of the overall project on March 19-23, 2023.  Regional and woreda level stakeholders meeting are also conducted to update the progress of EMF activities.

The First Logistics and Supply Chain Management Occupational Standard and Curriculum development finalization conference
February 27 – March 22, 2023

TVET occupational standard and curriculum development in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is also developed in this report period with 40 different stakeholders for twenty four days starting from February 27 until March 22, 2023 in collaboration with different stakeholders such as EMG Consulting, Ministry of Transport (MoT), Ministry of Labor and Skills (MoLS), Ethiopia Freight Forwarder and Shipping Agent Associations (EFFSAA), Maritimes, Ethiopia Civil Aviation Academy, Aris University, Bahir Dar University, MACCFA Fright Logistics, and Oromia Job Creation Bureau

DDelivery of Professional Seminars Amhara region beneficiaries training related to Logistics, Agro-Logistics, Agro-Cooperative, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Entrepreneurship (Personal Initiatives and mind set), Job Readiness, and Business Communication

Starting from January 23 to March 20, 2023, EMF successfully delivered six rounds of professional seminars, to a total of 181 beneficiaries. The training sessions were conducted in two regions, Amhara and Oromia, with three rounds of seminars in each region.

Delivery of Professional Seminars Amhara region beneficiaries training related to Logistics, Agro-Logistics, Agro-Cooperative, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Entrepreneurship (Personal Initiatives and mind set), Job Readiness, and Business Communication

EMF have delivered twelve round of trainings to 700 beneficiaries in both region, 350 beneficiaries each from Amhara and Oromia in Commercial Logistics, Agro LSCM, Entrepreneurship, Job Readiness, and Business Communication starting March until October 07, 2022.

Amhara region signatory stakeholder committee meeting at Bahir Dar City on October 5, 2022

EMF organized meetings with signatory stakeholders from the Amhara region, Zonal and Woreda bureaus to provide update on EMF annual progress report to the region in Bahir Dar city. EMF also held meeting with relevant government officials to discuss our planned project progresses, particularly on the cooperative setup and establishment, and areas where EMF needs support from the reginal governmental.

Visit Bahir Dar University Team and the University President at Bahir Dar University

EMF/KF

Bahir Dar University have developed and accredited PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Bahir Dar University will start accepting PhD candidates this year.  Three PhD candidates have been selected as per the topics provided by all IP’s that will be fully supported by EMF/KF. Two scholarships for Bahir Dar University in the topics of “Business Logistics and Supply Chain Management” and “Agro-Logistics: Generational Change of land ownership thesis title”. And one PhD candidate in Health sector at Jimma University, title of “Evaluation of adolescent needs for affordable and quality reproductive health products in Oromia, Ethiopia; the role of logistics services”.

SAFA Germany Excutive Team visit Amhara region to Bahir Dar University and training

EMF/KF

Conference on research theme of “Harnessing the Practices of Health and Agribusiness Supply Chain Management in Ethiopia” on December 26 - 27, 2022

EMF and Jimma University organized conference on research theme of “Harnessing the Practices of Health and Agribusiness Supply Chain Management in Ethiopia” in collaboration with the University of School of Pharmacy Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management on December 26 and 27, 2022 in Jimma City, Ethiopia at Awetu Grand Hotel with the key university and stakeholders presence certificate ceremony was organized to the paper presenters in the presence of Jimma University Academic Vice President and EMF board Chairman.

Jimma University and EMF Workshop/round table discussion on “Strengthen Health and Food Security Community Based Health Insurance and Urban Agriculture Perspectives
on December 29 - 30,2022

Bahir Dar University and EMF Workshop on “Public Procurement and Material Management in Amhara Region” On November 21-25, 2022

Delivery of Professional Seminars Amhara region beneficiaries training related to Logistics, Agro-Logistics, Agro-Cooperative, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Entrepreneurship (Personal Initiatives and mind set), Job Readiness, and Business Communication

EMF has delivered four rounds of youth incepted cooperative workshop with the youth and stakeholders in both regions encompassing entrepreneurship and finance focusing on cooperative structure. EMF have trained total of 460 and 400 beneficiaries in Amhara and Oromia region respectively to the beneficiaries, which have completed their training on the Commercial Logistics, Agro LSCM, Entrepreneurship, Job Readiness, and Business Communication

Delivery of Professional Seminars Amhara region beneficiaries training related to Logistics, Agro-Logistics, Agro-Cooperative, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Entrepreneurship (Personal Initiatives and mind set), Job Readiness, and Business Communication
March - July 2022

The first round professional seminar was successfully delivered at Addis Ababa after receiving the overlapping beneficiaries from IFPRI on March 28, 2022. So far, EMF has delivered seven round of training to total of 400 beneficiaries starting from March 2022 until July 8, 2020. 

Bahir Dar Conference on   “National Logistics and Supply Chain Management”

May 31, 2022

EMF has organized with the partner universities the first conference in Bahir Dar city in May 31, 2022 as per schedule on “National Logistics and Supply Chain Management”. The event was focused on logistic challenges in the country and the important of logistic education. Key stakeholders was present such as, Ethiopian Maritime Authority, Ethiopian Freight Forwarder and Shipping Agent Association (EFFSAA), Ministry of Transport, Addis Ababa University, Debri Birhan University, Jimma University and relevant private and government organizations