Ethiopian Computing & Information Technology Association


EthCITA Projects
Addis Ababa University E-Mail Networking Project (1992-1993).
Ethiopic Software Survey (1992), Published in March 1993.
Standardization of Ethiopian Script as per Unicode Standards(1992-1993)
8-Bit Standards for Ethiopian Script (1998). EthCITA - CEC Project. CEC-Committee for Ethiopics Computing.
Blue Nile Online Resources Center Project. (1999)
Ethiopian Engineering Resources Center (1999).

EthCITA on-line Conferences

The First EthCITA E-Mail Conference on Community-Wide Networking Strategy, Ethiopics Software and Role of Information Technology in Addressing Community Issues (October 31- November 3, 1994).
The Second EthCITA/EEDN E-Mail Conference on "Prospects for a Meaningful Social, Economic and Political Transformation of Ethiopia" (June 1 - June 19, 1995).

EthCITA News

Item 1. (1995) EthCITA endorses WashRA, a product of EthiO Systems as its official Web Publishing Tool in Ethiopian Script (Ethiopics). (1995)
Item2 (1995) EthCITA recognizes Ethiopian professionals in the computing and IT industry who have made valuable contribution to their community and profession. Winners of this year's recognition program are:
1) Professor Acha Debela
Professor of Art and Director of Computing Center for the Arts at the North Carolina Central University.
2) Ato Abass Alamnehe
Owner and Founder of EthiO Systems

EthCITA (1995) featured in Ethiopian Business and Industry Review.

EthCITA (February 1996) sends Linux Developers Resources, MS Visual Studio DS,  Brana Ethiopic software, Unix OS and a Plotting program to the Electrical, Math, Biology, Chemistry Depts and Graduate School.

EthCITA (March 1997) sends high-speed modems and software to Graduate School, Technology Faculty (South and North Campuses), Electrical Engineering Dept., Medical Faculty Library and  Kennedy Library at AAU.

EthCITA (1998) hosts a technical meeting for setting up a 8-bit standards for Ethiopian script. A committee called (CEC-Committee for Ethiopics Computing) is set-up.

EthCITA (1999)  and CEC adopt the 8-bit standards for Ethiopian script.


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This Home-Page summarizes the activities of EthCITA (Ethiopian Computing and Information Technology Association, Inc.). EthCITA is a non-profit professional organization that was started in 1991 by a group of Ethiopians in the computing industry.


The Association's mission, as stipulated by its charter, is two-pronged. i.e., that of encouraging the use of computing and information technology (IT) by the Ethiopian community both at home and abroad and also coordinating the efforts of electronic networking among the community. EthCITA also administers and defines the mission for what is now the premier mailing list for Ethiopians, EEDN (Ethiopian E-Mail Distribution Network).

























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