Association of Women in Business (AWiB)
AWiB provides a networking platform for its members and fans. Not only does AWiB bring prominent people to
engage with the audience in a highly accessible environment, but AWiB is also committed to profiling and
introducing to its audience up and coming women and women whose work and contribution to society in their
respective industries has not been exposed. AWiB believes in the power of creating and expanding networks
for success, moving culturally imposed notions of reservation out of the equation. By promoting the value
in building relationships, AWiB espouses the idea that a vision shared is a vision realized. During networking
sessions audience members are encouraged to leave their safety zones and engage in conversation with women
they have not discovered yet. AWiB also affords its members an online forum platform where discussions on
various topics can be continued at the comforts of their homes or offices. All it takes to start a
conversation is to log-in.
Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce (AACCSA)
Addis Chamber Training Institute offers demand-driven business trainings to members
of the local business community in order to help them acquire the necessary knowledge
and skills that lead to success in today's challenging business environment.
Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations/AACCSA/ has set a Trade and
Investment Promotion Department that allows it carry out Addis Chamber International
P.O. Box 2458
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Ethiopian Commodity Exchange: www.ecx.com.et
Doing Business in Ethiopia:
African Development Bank Knowledge Products:
Ethiopia Economic Outlook
Ethiopia is steadily recovering from the 2015/16 and 2017 droughts, with continued expansion of services and
industry and a rebound in agriculture. At 39.3%, services accounted for the largest share of GDP in 2016/17,
39.3%, driven by trade, transport, and communications, although this share decreased from 47.3% in 2015/16.
Industry’s share of GDP increased from 16.7% in 2015/16 to 25.6% in 2016/17, driven by construction, electricity,
and manufacturing. Implementation of the export-led industrialization strategy supported growth in industry.
Although agriculture’s share of GDP stagnated at 36%, the sector’s growth rate increased from 2.3% in 2015/16
to 6.7% in 2016/17 due to rising commodity prices, notably for coffee. Growth continues to be led by investment
in line with stable public infrastructure spending and higher foreign direct investment (FDI). Real GDP growth
during 2017/18–2018/19 will be led by greater agricultural productivity and strong industrial growth.