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.
A consultation with stakeholders was organized by the Government Communication Affairs Office (GCAO) and UNDP to help set a clear direction for the media reform pillars and provide a base for the drafting Ethiopia’s national media policy.
A National forum aimed at building the capacity of women parliament and council speakers to promote women agenda was launched in Addis Ababa. The initiative, which is part of UNDP Governance and Democratic Partnership Program, managed by the platform called ‘Women Speakers' was a major milestone in the history of the parliament’s commitment to promote gender equality and advancement of women.
The Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) Compost project (2017-2022) supported by UNDP and the GEF is implemented by the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing (MoUDH) and city municipalities in partnership with UNDP in Adama, Bahir Dar, Bishoftu, Dire Dawa, Hawassa and Mekele.

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