Desk at the CIPE Civic Engagement Hub in Addis Ababa

Desk at the CIPE Civic Engagement Hub  in Addis Ababa

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) is an affiliate of the United States Chamber of Commerce working in over 60 countries globally. CIPE with the support of U.S Department State is currently implementing a project entitled “Restoring Ethiopian Civic Space for the Next Generation Leaders”.

The project provides resource and tools to enhance civic engagement in Ethiopia. CIPE has established the CIPE Civic Engagement Hub which is a coworking space and resource center that aims to support emerging civil society and business leaders as they start new organizations and initiatives aimed at fostering a vibrant civic space in Ethiopia.

What We Provide:

Twelve Coworking desks and a collaborative workspace

Conference room that can be reserved for meetings and trainings

Access to high-speed internet and computers

Resource library with guides on registration, management, advocacy and more

Opportunities to compete for seed grants to implement advocacy initiatives

Opportunities for one-to-one mentorship and group trainings from international and local experts

Regular opportunities to connect with community peers and leaders though speakers series and networking events

Who is Eligible?

Emerging Civil Society Organizations (CSO) and CSOs

Registered and non-registered Ethiopian Civil Society Organizations (CSO) Individuals and organizations working on advocacy initiatives in Ethiopia related to: policy change; youth participation; civic engagement; economic and political development in Ethiopia; digital economy and digital rights.

Social Entrepreneurs and Civic-minded Startups

Ethiopian Business membership organizations and associations

Individuals working on social enterprises or civically-engaged startups

Business that create employment opportunities for youth

Business planning service business startups Social enterprises, business, and startups working on policy advocacy initiatives


Individuals must be at least 18 years of age

Youth leaders between the ages of 18-35 are highly encouraged to apply

Women are highly encouraged to apply


The multi-functional coworking space is located at CIPE’s office in Bole:

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

Medehanialem Building, 7th Floor

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

É+251116924040 +251913242156

Applications are due no later than May 04, 2020 at 6:00 pm (EAT).

Due to the current availability of desks, we are only able to accept a limited number of applicants at this time. We’re excited for to hear from you as we continue grow the community and resource center, and welcome your questions and input on what we can do to better support civil society groups in Ethiopia. For more inquires contact:


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Call for application





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