Since launching in December of 2015, Design Week Addis Ababa (DWAA) has become the most anticipated design event in East Africa. It offers a distinctly collaborative platform for creative, cultural, and commercial engagement;


  • To create a sustainable platform for cultural and creative engagement.
  • To highlight Ethiopia’s best innovations and innovators across industries.
  • To provide economic opportunities to both emerging and established artists, artisans, innovators, technologists, designers, and creatives.
  • To serve as a global brand ambassador for the creative industries in Ethiopia.

This year’s event aims to strengthen the country’s creative industries by facilitating opportunities for knowledge exchange and technical development through workshops, panel discussions, exhibitions, and other interactive events and activities.

DWAA has already represented Ethiopian creativity, design, and
innovation in 2 international design festivals:

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Design Week Addis Ababa, participants will have their programme promoted through:

    • Design Week Addis Ababa Official Guide
    • A full-page feature with your event plotted on the city map and schedule for the week
    • Design Week Addis Ababa Website Event/ programme presence in the Design Week Addis Ababa Programme
    • Design Week Addis Ababa Newsletters
      Circulation to a database of 15,000
    • Design Week Addis Ababa Social Media Engagement