Addis Ababa University and Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations are on the verge to establish a collaborative engagement to contribute to private sector development in Ethiopia.
Chamber distinguishes some modalities of engagement with the university at the initial phase. Organizing joint workshops (national and international) on thematic issues such as on trade policy, economic forums, etc, training, panel discussions, and seminars are some of the focuses of the partnership said Getachew Regassa, Secretary General of AACCSA.
According to the Secretary General Conducting surveys on selected research topics (as mutually agreed) as well as creating opportunities in linking researchers results of the University with the business companies and the private sector at large for effective implementation also the interventions included in the modality.
Ato Shibeshi Bettemariam on his part said AACCSA and AAU will work for hand in hand to assist prospective graduates on ways and means of getting access to companies’ data for their thesis and graduation papers. Engaging in the capacity building of the chamber and sharing experiences on specific areas such as on value additive certification of the Addis Chamber Training Institute is also one area of cooperation, he added.
The two parties will sign MOU momentarily and prepare annual operation plans/implementation plans on the basis of the MOU.