Inaugurated on 14 June 1962 as the German Cultural Institute by then Emperor Haile Selassie and Ambassador Paulus von Stolzmann, Goethe-Institut Äthiopien marks its 60th anniversary in 2022. As one of the oldest branches of the institute in the African continent, Goethe-Institut Äthiopien has a wealth of experience working with a range of partners and civil society across Ethiopia and Germany to foster cultural cooperation and exchange between the two countries.nt partners.

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Water in Ethiopia

Photographers based in Ethiopia participated in a photography workshop focusing on the theme of “Water” in relation to Ethiopia.

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The wax and gold of hairstyles in Ethiopia

The Wax and Gold of Hairstyle in Ethiopia exhibition marks Goethe-Institut Äthiopien’s second collaboration with the Frobenius Institute since 2019.


After the political change in Ethiopia that enabled new possibilities for the development of civil society, it is meaningful to look at the work of media, especially that of television, and to give it new incentives. 


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