Hdecova Partners

Mr. Jean Bagambanya Bakole is the UNIDO representative and director of the organization’s regional office in Ethiopia. Watch the video to find out more about the role of UNIDO in the programme.

Project Partners


The Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government with the mission to reduce poverty in the world. Through their work and cooperation with others, they contribute to implementing Sweden’s Policy for Global Development.

More information on Sida can be found here.


The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, including globalization, and environmental sustainability. Its mandate is to promote and accelerate sustainable industrialdevelopment in developing countries and economies in transition.

More information on UNIDO can be found here.


The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. We are around 100,000 colleagues around the globe and our products and services are sold in more than 190 countries. Our brand portfolio consists of Volvo, Volvo Penta, UD, Terex Trucks, Renault Trucks, Prevost, Nova bus and Mack. We partner in alliances and joint ventures with the Sunwin, SDLG, Eicher and Dongfeng brands.

The societies where many of us live would not function without the type of products and services the Volvo Group provides. Like a circulatory system, our trucks, buses, engines, construction equipment and different, related services are involved in several of the functions that most of us rely on every day. Together, we move the world.

More information on Volvo can be found here.

Selam Children's Village

The Selam Technical & Vocational Training Center is a modern, well-equipped training academy for heavy duty commercial vehicles at Selam Premises, outside Addis Ababa. More information on Selam Technical & Vocational Training Center can be found here.