UNDP has signed an agreement with the Government of Ethiopia to enhance the management and enforcement of protected areas and address the pertinent challenges of biodiversity degradation and wildlife trafficking.
A three year project has been launched to strengthen Ethiopia’s capacity to implement the Nagoya Protocol, a landmark international treaty under the Convention on Biological Diversity and has been ratified by 100 countries so far.
Ethiopia’s Simien Mountain National Park, known for its rare species of animals and bio-diversity, is thriving again and it has now been removed from the List of World Heritage in danger.
UNDP and the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries have signed a programme document for a three-year livestock programme that seeks to transform the sector through diversifying local economies; creating local employment opportunities; and ultimately changing livelihoods and building resilience of communities. FAO and ILRI will play a key role in supporting the implementation of the livestock programme.
UNDP Ethiopia has finalized preparations to launch the second phase of the Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) to be implemented from July 2017 till end of 2020.
UNDP-Japan partnership supported a post-conflict recovery training for civilians, police and military with the potential to be deployed for Peace Keeping Operations and other multinational efforts to promote peace and security.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has signed an agreement with the Government of Ethiopia to roll out support for a new five-year governance and democratic participation programme.

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