Six cities piloting the NAMA Compost initiative in Ethiopia met in the northern town of Bahir Dar to review progress, share lessons and chart the way forward in implementing the Global Environment Facility (GEF) financed project.
Ms. Ahunna Eziakonwa officially began her role today as UNDP’s Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Africa. In this role she will lead UNDP’s work supporting 46 countries in Africa to achieve Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.
This week the Austria Development Cooperation, UNDP and FAO partnered with the Government to launch a two-year project in Somali region of Ethiopia that will provide livelihood support for households affected by drought.
UNDP Africa’s seminal report on “Journey to extremism in Africa” was presented in Addis Ababa today. According to the study, between 2011 and 2016, over 33,000 fatalities in Africa are said to be caused by extremism. The report highlighted the root causes of violent extremism in Africa and its destabilizing impact on the continent, and stressed the need for countries to stop automatically looking towards military operations as the best approach.
Only 5% of rural households in Ethiopia have access to modern energy technologies. Setting and implementing standards, particularly on renewable energy, is key to enhance the sustainable market based solutions in the off-grid areas.
A national consultative forum has brought together participants from across the country for a multi-stakeholder dialogue on diversity and national unity within Ethiopia’s federal system.
The grant is part of a wider five-year project on Promoting Sustainable Rural Energy Technologies (RETs) for Household and Productive Use and is in line with the global Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative. It also complements national priorities, such as those encompassed within the Ethiopia’s energy policy as well as climate resilient green economy strategy.

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