Explorer in Ethiopia

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Ethiopia is the cradle of humanity, and today it is taking great leaps forward in growing its economy - sustainably. Wind, hydroelectric and geothermal are powering this drive to go green, and there's innovation everywhere. No one knows exactly what to expect, and that’s why Planet Forward's Devin Greene, a George Washington University graduate and Planet Forward’s “Digital Media Guy,” is on the ground in Addis Ababa, the remote salt flats and sulfur mines of the Danakil Depression and beyond. He's looking at the issues this growing country faces, and their implications far beyond Africa. Follow along on his journey.

Sälam from Ethiopia!

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Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
Ethiopia is the fastest growing non-oil based economy in the world, and people like Helawi Sewnet are part of the reason why.
Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
When Planet Forward Explorer Devin Greene visited Hamed Ela, a tiny village in the Danakil Depression of northern Ethiopia, he gave a new cellphone to a group of kids. This area is as remote as it gets for travelers, and none of the kids had regular... Read More
Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
Arturo Vittori is the co-creator of Warka Water, a device that pulls water from thin air in the form of condensation, allowing isolated villages to access clean water all year long.
Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
Planet Forward Explorer Devin Greene meets the most literally salt-of-the-earth people possible in Ethiopia.
Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
Ethiopia doesn’t get the play it deserves on western media outlets. It’s the cradle of humanity—with “Lucy,” our famous hominid ancestor, once calling the area her home. Its Christian lineage dates all the way back to the first century AD, well... Read More