COVID-19 has struck Ethiopia, the second most populous country in Africa, at a moment of heightened vulnerability arising from multiple sources.
UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa (RBA) Director Ms Ahunna Eziakonwa-Onochie was in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to join African Heads of State and leaders of other global and regional organizations at the 2020 African Union Summit organized under the theme “Silencing the Guns”.
UNDP Ethiopia celebrated International Women Day (IWD) in partnership with Ministry of Women and Youth through an event that engaged young girls and women.
The Government of Canada has signed an agreement with UNDP to provide one million Canadian dollars for the multi-partner Supporting Elections for Ethiopia’s Democracy Strengthening (SEEDS) project.
The government of New Zealand signed a partnership agreement today with UNDP Ethiopia pledging an additional NZD 2.6 Million to support the multi-partner Supporting Elections for Ethiopia’s Democracy Strengthening (SEEDS) project.
UNDP is helping to unravel the bottlenecks in Ethiopia’s dairy agribusiness. In January 2020 UNDP handed to the Ministry of Agriculture four cold chain trucks, and six milk chillers and lacto-scan machines to help solve the problem of milk spoilage during transportation, facilitate storage of fresh milk and test the quality of milk before processing.

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95.5 million

Population

23.5%

Poverty rate

USD 883

GNI per capita

0.463

Human Dev. Index

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