Ethiopian Vegan Association Inaugural Event to Take Place in Addis Ababa
by Charlie R. Farah
5 December 2010
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia --
The Ethiopian Vegan Association (EVA) will host its inaugural event on 9
December at the Global Hotel in Addis Ababa.
The event is intended
to raise awareness about veganism within the Ethiopian community and
celebrate the launch of Ethiopia's first and only organization dedicated to
promoting health, eco-consciousness and compassion through a vegan diet and
The theme will revolve around the benefits of veganism
and related topics including the role of livestock-raising on climate
change, global warming, public health, sustainable development, and human
and animal welfare.
Guests from the international community and the
African Union will join Ethiopian officials, politicians, academics,
community groups at the celebration. Food producers and processors will also
be in attendance. Additional attendees include representatives from the
United Nations and the African Union.
Key speakers at the engagement
include Keith McHenry, Co-Founder of Food Not Bombs; Anteneh Roba, President
and Co-Founder of International Fund for Africa; and Emmanuel Eyoh, African
Representative of the International Vegetarian Union.
party is intended to celebrate EVA's newly-acquired status as a non-profit
organization and formalize its presence in Ethiopia's cultural, political
and organizational landscape.
For more information about the
Ethiopian Vegan Association (also known as the Vegan Association-Ethiopia),
please visit their Facebook page .