The First High Level Forum for the Phase III of Policy Dialogue
of Industrial Development in Ethiopia
2nd February (Thu.), 2017
Simien Salon, Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa

Chairperson: H.E. Mr. Mekonnen Manyazewal, with rank of Minister Executive Director, EDRI

8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:20 Opening Remarks
          H.E. Mr. Ahmed Abetew, Minister, Ministry of Industry

H.E. Mr. Shinichi Saida, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Japan to

H.E. Mr. Kenichi Tomiyoshi, Senior Vice President, JICA

9:20 – 9:40 Overview of Contribution of Japan for GTP2 Industrial Sector 

Prof. Izumi Ohno, Professor, GRIPS
Mr. Keiji Katai, Senior Deputy Director, Private Sector Development Group, JICA

9:40 – 10:00 The Anti-Export Bias in Commercial Policies & Effectiveness of Export Incentives: The Case of Ethiopia Manufacturing

Dr. Mulu Gebreeyesus, Research Fellow, EDRI

10:00 – 10:30 Floor Discussion Q and A
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:20

Income Equalization vs. Polarization – Alternative Paths for High-Growth Economies

Prof. Kenichi Ohno, Professor, GRIPS
11:20 – 11:35

Youth Development Strategy and Revolving Youth Fund

Mr. Matiyas Assefa, Director, Youth Mobilization, Mainstreaming and Participation, Ministry of Youth and Sport

11:35 – 11:50 The Impacts of Job-Search Support in Urban Ethiopia

Dr. Girum Abebe, Coordinator, Micro and Sectoral Research Center, EDRI

11:50 – 12:20 Floor Discussion Q and A
12:20 – 12:30 Closing   sing Remarks
    H.E. Mr. Mekonnen Manyazewal, with rank of Minister Executive Director, EDRI
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch at Buffet Restaurant