The Ethiopian Customs Commission has announced its plans to establish an innovation center within the African Leadership Excellence Academy. This decision was made after a meeting between Zadig Abreha, President of AFLEX Academy, and Debele Kabeta, Commissioner of the Customs Commission. The meeting discussed the AFLEX reform, transformation, and scaling up initiatives, with Zadig expressing interest in collaborating with the Customs Commission on their projects. He also invited them to take part in leadership development programs and praised their global achievements.
In return, Commissioner Kabeta shared that the African Leadership Excellence Academy will house a total of 13 innovation centers, set to be completed within three years. These centers will serve as a platform to elevate the country’s leadership and shape the next generation. By joining one of these centers, the Customs Commission will have the opportunity to conduct research and experimentation in their sector.
Debele confirmed that the Ethiopian Customs Commission will build one of the thirteen think tank centers within the AFLEX Academy. This center will focus on research in the field of customs. He also expressed his support for the AFLEX Leadership Development Program, which aims to set a standard for leadership in Africa and foster connections with other African nations. He pledged to work closely with the AFLEX Academy whenever their support is needed.
The collaboration between the AFLEX Academy and the Ethiopian Customs Commission is a significant step towards developing leaders who will have a positive impact in Africa and beyond. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting partnership.