"From February. 26th - March 4th, 2017, Korean research team headed by Yong Rak CHOI, former president at Science and Technology Research Institute, conducted the Senior Policy Dialogue and Final Reporting Workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The Final Reporting Workshop opened by opening remarks from Yong Rak Choi, followed by welcoming remarks from Il Gong Park, Minister Counsellor& Consul-General(DCM) of the Republic of Korea to Ethiopia and Kokeb Misrak, Director at Bilateral Directorate at Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation(MOFEC). At the Workshop, Korean researchers reported the final research outcomes and policy advices to about 100 participants including Ethiopian policy practioners from various ministries, academics, members of international organizations, professors and students, public and private media. The floor gave a diverse range of questions and comments on the research outcome and its application to Ethiopian economy. Comments on the final outcomes extended to the Senior Policy Dialogue where Korean delegation met with minister and state minister of Ministry of Industry(MOI), state minister of MOST, and minister of MUDHo. During the dialogue with MOI, the Korea delegation led by Yong Rak Choi met Ahmed Abitew(Ministry of Industry, H.E. Bogale Feleke(Ministry of Industry), to discuss on how to apply the recommended policies. Also, the delegation met with H.E. Ambachew Mekonnen(Ministry of Urban Development and Housing) and Afework Kassu(Ministry of Science and Technology), for senior policy dialogue. After a series of meeting, the End of Project Evaluations were conducted to evaluate project and track the outcomes and performances of current KSP.
As a result, the delegation could present final research findings to the local stakeholders including senior policy makers of relevant ministries, discuss the future plans for 2016/17 KSP with Ethiopia, and conduct an End of Project Evaluation for 2015 KSP with Ethiopia."