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.
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.

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92.2 million

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23.4

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USD 794

GNI per capita

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