iMMAP Ethiopia, in partnership with Addis Ababa University (AAU), rolled out its inaugural internship program. This six-month internship, which kicked off in June, offers a unique platform for university graduates to acquire hands-on experience in humanitarian data and Information Management (IM).
Since 2017, iMMAP Ethiopia has been instrumental in improving Information Management and analysis for decision-making in collaboration with the government and humanitarian partners. iMMAP Ethiopia places a strong emphasis on Humanitarian Information Support and Capacity Building."
A report by the United Nations noted how women in Ethiopia face numerous challenges in pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). These challenges encompass deep-rooted societal norms that discourage women from pursuing careers in the scientific domains.
In the ever-evolving global landscape of STEM fields women's representation remains below 30%. However, iMMAP Ethiopia is determined to bridge this divide in the country grappling with a high rate in school dropout, particularly prevalent among young women who often face societal pressures.