She has since met with Ambassador Micahel Raynor and other top officials of the US embassy in Addis Ababa ahead of her engagements which are the the area of women's inclusion and empowerment.
"I don't think people will have a good feeling" said Ethiopian journalist Sisay Woubshet, about the president's daughter visit to the Continent.
Launched in February, the Women's Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) initiative aims to train women worldwide to help them get well-paying jobs. The first daughter will be joined in the Ivory Coast by a congressional delegation that will include Sen.
For Ivanka Trump, those challenges come with the territory.
The White House spending plan would cut overall funding for diplomacy and development. To questions about global aid spending, she has previously said the administration strives to be generous in a "fiscally responsible way", and has argued that investing in her project - which builds on previous White House efforts - is a way to promote security in developing countries.
Ivanka Trump's trip comes not long after first lady Melania Trump did a solo tour of the continent with a focus on child well-being.
The US policy in Africa under President Trump has prioritised the war on terror and checking the influence of China.
The Trump administration's policy in Africa has focused on the war on terror and trying to manage the growing political and economic influence of China and Russian Federation on the continent.
The new global women's initiative involves the U.S. State Department, the U.S. National Security Council and other American agencies. She said she was pleased to begin in the country with Africa's second-highest population.
President Donald Trump's eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, has arrived in Ethiopia to promote a U.S. government initiative aimed at advancing women's participation in the workplace.
The president's 2020 budget proposal requests $100million for the initiative, which will also be supported by programs across the government as well as private investment.
For parts of the trip, Ivanka and Green will be joined David Bohigian, acting president of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), as well as Kristalina Georgieva, interim president of the World Bank Group, which is hosting the summit.
Marakle Tesfaye, an activist, said, however, "I think she's coming genuinely to empower women and it's good that she's coming because she will push forward our agenda".
"The part of the proposal which is around looking at laws - that is a good thing to focus on", said Charles Kenny, a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, referencing the initiative's support for changing laws, regulations and customs that create barriers preventing women from fully participating in the workforce.
"Secretary (of State Hillary) Clinton provided high-level attention to these issues", said Runde, who previously worked for the USAID and is an informal adviser to the administration on development policy.