African Leadership Excellence Academy (AFLEX) is an institute that was founded on the basis of addressing the question of leadership quality and taking it to an international level of standard. In efforts to realize its vision, the academy is organizing an open, one-stage Conceptual Master Plan Design Competition for its establishment (50 ha) in Sheger city, Mana Abichu sub-city (formerly named as Sululta), Mizan area. The Association of Ethiopian Architects (AEA) is fully engaged in the planning and administration of the competition, as per the AEA’S Bylaw for Competitions in Architecture and Town Planning, revised version 001/2019.


1. Local Architectural / Architectural and Engineering Firms of Category III and above, with a valid trade license.
2. And / or a consortium (joint venture) of firms (local and international) with similar category and above. In case of a consortium (joint venture) the local firm shall be the lead firm.

Therefore, all interested and eligible firms are invited to participate / register for the competition by purchasing the Terms of Reference (TOR) document, for a non-refundable ETB 1,000 (One thousand birr) at the Promoter’s address stated here below. In order to purchase and register, applicants are required to present copies of their valid/ renewed trade license/s and competency license/s. The Terms of Reference (TOR) will be available for purchase at the promoter’s office whose address is stated here below, from May 8th to May 17th, 2023, during working hours. Firms who register for this competition will be requested to complete a mandatory registration form requesting the name of the firm, contact person, the contact persons official telephone number and e-mail address to be used for all communication regarding this competition. Any future communications between the competition secretariat and potential competitors will be merely through the channel established during this registration.

Address of the Promoter

Bole Airport road, near Japan Embassy, Abyssinia Real Estate Building, 2nd, floor, Office no. -New Email: