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Linked by a strong bond

After replacing Ambassador Giuseppe Mistretta and on the hills of the Italian National day which falls today, Ambassador Arturo Luzzi reflects with The Reporter’s Samuel Getachew on his country, some of the highlights of the past year spent touring Ethiopia, on the dwindling local Italian community and on the areas he intends to focus on to strengthen the unbinding relationship between Italy and Ethiopia. Excerpts:

Advancing good nutrition

With the vision of ending micronutrient deficiencies and following a World Summit on Children, in Ottawa, Canada established the Micronutrient Initiative, since named Nutrition International in 1992.

Filling the Dam

Kevin Wheeler is an engineer and project manager with over 15 years of experience in the area of water resources planning and engineering, hydrologic and hydraulic systems modeling, water delivery system design and construction, and stakeholder education and capacity building.

Unwavering struggle for nationhood

Saad Ali Shire (PhD) was appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Somaliland in October 2015. Prior to his appointment he was the Minister of National Planning and Development for five years from 2012 to 2015.

Developing coders

Jelani Nelson is an Ethiopian - American (assistant) professor at Harvard University in Computer Science.

Stable development partnership

Matthias Rompel is the head of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in Ethiopia, the implementing agency for German development cooperation in the country.