EDC's regional coordination office in Southern Nations and Nationalities People Region (SNNPR) held an award ceremony to recognize the best entrepreneur in Hawassa town.  In the selection process of the best entrepreneur in the town, a representatives from SNNPR Entrerprise and Industry Development Bureau, Hawassa City Job Creation & Food Security Department, Omo Microfinance Institution, DOT Ethiopia, Hawassa Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association, Reach for Change Ethiopia, Hawassa Poly Technic College, Hawassa City Revenue Authority, Hawassa University, EDC trainers and staffs took part and select Henok Dongato as a winner. 

Henok, the owner of Hawassa Wubet Solid waste disposal & reuse Association, got the title of best entrepreneur in Hawasa for the year 2019. He has been awarded on the 21st of November, 2019 at Kar-Awad International Hotel.