From Apr. 25th - May 1st, 2016, the Korean research team headed by H.E. Jae Jin Byun, former Minister of Health and Welfare and senior advisor for 2015 KSP with Ethiopia, conducted the Senior Policy Dialogue and Final Reporting Workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The Final Reporting Workshop opened by opening remarks from H.E. Jae Jin Byun, followed by welcoming remarks from H.E. Kaba Urgessa, State Minister of Ministry of Education(MOE). At the Workshop, Korean researchers reported the final research outcomes and policy advices to about 60 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 state minister of Ministry of Industry(MOI), state minister of MOE, and Secretary General of Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Associations(ECCSA). During the dialogue with MOI, the Korea delegation led by H.E. Jae Jin Byun met Tadesse Haile of MOI to discuss on how to apply the recommended policies as well as on project plan and topics for 2016 KSP with Ethiopia based on the previously received written demand survey about textile industry. In addition, pre-dialogues were conducted with Directors of Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Urban Development and Housing. 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.