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Ethiopia (Amharic: ʾĪtyōṗṗyā), officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea to the north, Djibouti and Somalia to the east, Sudan and South Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south. With 91,195,675 inhabitants, Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world and the second-most populated nation on the African continent. It occupies a total area of 1,100,000 square kilometres (420,000 sq mi), and its capital and largest city is Addis Ababa.

Further information

For further general information see Wikipedia:Ethiopia.

Education in Ethiopia

For a general description of education in Ethiopia see Education:Ethiopia.


For a description more focussed to e-learning see E-learning:Ethiopia.

Quality procedures

Internet in Ethiopia

Internet in Education

Copyright law in Ethiopia

Copyright law in Education

OER Initiatives in Ethiopia

National OER initiatives

Regional OER initiatives

Institutional OER initiatives

UNESCO reports a number of institutional initiatives in the field of open access publishing, details of which cna be found here:

The Open University, United Kingdom, supports the HEAT program: "HEAT (Health Education and Training) is an innovative, scaleable programme for frontline health workers. Currently piloting in Ethiopia, where it is supporting the Ethiopian Government’s strategy to upgrade the country’s 31,000 Health Extension Workers, HEAT’s intention is to help transform the way healthcare education is delivered across Africa and beyond. Based on the OU’s successful model of distance learning, African health experts (supported by OU academics) have developed distance-learning training materials specifically for community health workers. Over 13 modules of healthcare learning resources have been created, addressing critical issues such as child and maternal health, family planning, nutrition, and communicable diseases. All of the materials are Open Educational Resources (OERs), and can be freely accessed, adapted and used by anyone in the world. They are designed to be studied by students in their workplace or home, thus minimising disruption to health service delivery in communities. Materials can easily be downloaded from the website and distributed as print-based modules, or used online." (1)




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