Day 3: IGERT Fellows discuss collaborative ideas with researchers from the Horn of Africa Regional Environmental Center and Network (HoAREC&N); have lunch with the President of Addis Ababa University; attend the Epiphany procession, dedicated to the most important holiday in Ethiopia; and have dinner at the Ethiopian cultural restaurant in Addis Ababa.
On Monday, January 18, 2016, the IGERT fellows visited the Horn of Africa Regional Environmental Center and Network (HoAREC&N), where they networked with scientists, professionals, and researches and working hard all day.
On Sunday, January 17, 2016, the IGERT fellows went sightseeing to Entoto, the Ethiopian National Museum, and to the fabrics market. Everyone enjoyed a relaxing first day.
the group of IGERT fellows traveled from Boston through Dubai, and arrived at Addis Ababa Bole International airport at 3:30pm on a nice and warm Saturday, January 16, 2016.
The vans were waiting for us and took us to the Samantha and Kefetew guesthouses, where are are staying. Everyone is tired, but happy to be in Ethiopia.