If like me your image of Ethiopia is around 40 years old, with memories of the famine of the 1970s, you will be pleasantly surprised by Ethiopia today. I flew to Ethiopia for the Learning 2.014 Africa conference that was held at the Inter-Community School of Addis Ababa and my first impressions were of a green country with plenty of space. On the first day I arrived very early in the morning so I had some time before my first meeting. I checked into the Hilton and had a walk through the gardens to the pool and then took a taxi to the National Museum. This museum is famous for Lucy - the skeleton of the oldest human which dates back 3.5 million years and which was discovered in Ethiopia in 1974. About 40% of the bones of this skeleton were found.