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Ethiopia-Michigan Collaborative Consortium


The University of Michigan has a deep and multifaceted relationship with the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. U-M faculty and students engage with diverse stakeholders across the country, from ministry officials and national funding agencies to universities and non-governmental organizations. Our work involves faculty members, researchers, and students from many disciplines and extends beyond academia through community–based research, patient care, service learning, scholarship, and research.

The Michigan-Ethiopia collaboration is a central example of how U-M serves both “the people of Michigan and the world and develops leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.”  

The Third Annual Michigan-Ethiopia Collaborative Consortium (EMC2) Conference

Ethiopian Futures: Moving Forward

July 12-15, 2017
The Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Registration is required. 
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This is the third annual conference which continues to recognize, learn from, and enhance the Ethiopia-Michigan collaboration.

Attendees will be able to meet their collaborators, meet new partners, strengthen relationships and build new connections. We will learn about the successes and challenges of ongoing collaborative work between Ethiopian and Michigan colleagues, and develop new insights into Ethiopia and its future.

Our purpose is to impact the lives of the people of Ethiopia and provide an arena for learning and impact for U-M faculty and students. This third conference will explore projects and partnerships in ways that include areas in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), social sciences, and the humanities. It will provide opportunities without dictating interactions.

The conference is open to any faculty and students from the University of Michigan who are engaged or seek to engage in Ethiopia, and to any current or potential partners in Ethiopia.

Travel funding may be granted to U-M faculty and students depending on need. Those who will need assistance should complete the application by April 24. TRAVEL GRANT APPLICATION »

This conference is coordinated by the African Studies Center, with event and travel grant funding provided by the Provost's Office–Global Engagement and Interdisciplinary Academic Affairs.