DR. ABIY AHMED ALI – WINNER OF G-CON AWARD 2019

(SELECTED ON OCTOBER 31, 2019 G.C)

Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali, Prime Minister of Ethiopia

SHORT BIOGRAPHY


Abiy Ahmed Ali (Amharic: ዐቢይ አህመድ አሊ, Oromo: Abiyyii Ahimad Alii; born 15 August 1976) is an Ethiopian politician serving as the fourth prime minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia since 2 April 2018. He is chairman of both the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and the Oromo Democratic Party (ODP), which is one of the four coalition parties of the EPRDF. Abiy is also an elected member of the Ethiopian parliament, and a member of the ODP and EPRDF executive committees.

A former army intelligence officer, since becoming prime minister Abiy has launched a wide programme of political and economic reforms, and worked to broker peace deals in Eritrea, South Sudan, and a transition agreement in the Republic of the Sudan.

Abiy was awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his work in ending the 20-year post-war territorial stalemate between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

(Source: Wikipedia)

ACHIEVEMENTS

HIS GREATEST CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMMUNITY OR THE WORLD


  • In 2018 G.C: He ended the 20-year border war between Ethiopia and Eritrea and restored an unexpected and continuous peace between the two countries
  • In 2019 G.C: He has built a rapid influence on leadership across Africa and the world.
  • In 2019 G.C: He has rebuilt the old National Palace of Ethiopia and opened it to the public as an international standard park. This might be simple stuff for other continents, but it’s a great job, as it’s rare to find such activity in Africa.
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