UNDP Ethiopia hosted its first CEO’s breakfast meeting to promote the private sector’s engagement on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country.
UNDP launched its Income Inequality Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa report as a special event during the opening of the three-day 2017 African Economic Conference (AEC) held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 4-6 December 2017.
Three Ethiopian entrepreneurs, a young woman and man as well as a seasoned entrepreneur will receive the Entrepreneur of the Year Award on Thursday 16 November 2017 as Ethiopia joins this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) celebrations under the theme ‘Entrepreneurship Creates Jobs’ by rolling out a series of events nationwide targeting over 150 thousand people across the country. .
With 1.4 million USD from the Government of Japan, UNDP works with the National Disaster Risk Management Commission to pilot intervention (2016-2017) that focuses on building the resilience of host communities in four woredas of Gambela region that receive the largest influx.
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.

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92.2 million

Population

23.4

Poverty rate

USD 794

GNI per capita

0.448

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