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Ethiopian International Institute for Peace and Development (EIIPD) 2005f
PO Box 18529 Addis Ababe 18529, Ethiopia
tel:251-1 531955 fax:251-1 533398

Organizational Status: Semi-governmental institute, founded in 1966.

General Description: EIIPD is an autonomous training, research, and think tank institution for the enhancement of peace, democracy, and development in the IGAD subregion. Essentially, EIIPD is a capacity created for Ethiopian foreign policy and decision-making exercises, but it also makes its services available for the benefit of countries in the Horn of Africa. EIIPD generally aims to: (1) expedite the development efforts of the country; (2) conduct studies on ongoing conflicts and contribute to peace-building efforts in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa; (3) enhance the capacity of government officials in the higher and middle echelons of government; (4) act as a bridge between and within the public and private sectors; (5) conduct policy research; and (6) network and liaise with international institutions that operate in the same area of interest.

Annual Budget: USD 1 million (2004)

Staff: 55 (32 research, 23 administrative/support), 5 visiting, 10 intern, 20 staff trainer and researcher

Executive Officers:
Prof. KINFE, Abraham (President)
Mr. MOGUS, Michael T. (Vice President)
Mr. TADESSE, Ayalew (Deputy Head, HR Department)

Public Relations:
Mr. GETAHUN, Abebe (Head, PR)

(As of November, 2004)

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