Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund account officially operational

18 Jul 2018

Further to His Excellency Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s recent call for the global Ethiopian diaspora to contribute as little as $1-a-day to the transformation and development of a better Ethiopia, the Government of Ethiopia is proud to announce that the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia has today officially opened a bank account to support the operation of the “Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund. The Account has been launched with the express aim of connecting the global Ethiopian diaspora with their homeland by facilitating the secure collection of their financial contributions.

The account details are as follows:

Account Name: Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund

Account Number: 1000255726725

Bank Name & Address: Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. P.O. Box 255. Tel: +251 (0)11 5515004, +251 (0)11 5515000

Money should be sent to the newly opened “Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund” account via the following methods:

  • By accessing the soon to be launched official website of the Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund or;
  • By sending your contributions to the account using the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia’s SWIFT Code: CBETETAA or;
  • By using the officially authorised international money transfer services currently working with the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, listed below.

For further information, please contact our Diaspora Affairs Team on 0207 838 3873 or 0207 838 3886.

 

…Advisory Council formed to oversee fund

PM Abiy’s call has been enthusiastically accepted by Ethiopians worldwide. A diverse group of well-known Ethiopian scholars, business executives, and other professionals have volunteered to coordinate the diaspora efforts for the Fund.

In a statement on 9thAugust, the Prime Minister’s Office announced the formation of a 15-strong Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund Advisory Council that will facilitate the fund.

The Council is expected to undertake comprehensive plans for the Fund including mechanisms for high-level accountability and transparency, project selection criteria for funding and identification of practical means to generate public support for the Fund.

The Council plans to seek input from the Diaspora communities worldwide in order to ensure that their voices are heard in the establishment and administration of the Fund.

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 We have recently been made aware of some fraudulent websites soliciting money for the Trust Fund. Please do not to fall victim to any scams. Once the official website has been launched we notify you. To keep abreast of news and updates about the Diaspora Trust Fund, please contact our Diaspora department or visit our website at www.ethioembassy.org.uk regularly. Also follow us on our social media channels for regular updates – FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn

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