UNDP is supporting the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) to kick off a catalytic campaign to enhance the productivity of the livestock sector so that it can meet the demands of the integrated agro industrial parks. that are being built to enhance rural industrialization efforts.
Sweden has contributed 79 million Swedish Krona, around 8 million USD towards a programme that seeks to strengthen institutions to catalyse forest sector development in Ethiopia. Forest coverage in Ethiopia is currently only 15% and a new forest sector development programme seeks to address this challenge through a more scientific approach and stronger engagement with local communities.
Ethiopia joined the rest of the world in celebrating the Global Entrepreneurship Week by recognizing local entrepreneurs whose innovation and job creation potentials impacted grassroots communities in urban and rural areas.
Staff from financial institutions, such as microfinance institutions and private commercial banks, in Ethiopia are receiving training on a sustainable financial mechanism to encourage clean energy lending in the country. The training to promote renewable energy technologies is jointly organized in Adama, from 12-13 November 2018, by the Ministry of Water Irrigation and Energy (MoWIE), the Development Bank of Ethiopia (DBE), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF).
The launch of the 10-year National Forest Sector Development Plan will serve as the roadmap to guide forest related policies and interventions.
UNDP, in cooperation with the Business for Peace Foundation (BfPF), the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) and the UN Global Compact (UNGC) is pleased to announce that the nomination for the 2019 Oslo Business for Peace Awards is now open.

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92.2 million

Population

23.4

Poverty rate

USD 794

GNI per capita

0.448

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