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COVD-19 Challenge Grant: Local Solutions for Continuity of Government Functions

UNDP Ethiopia and the Ministry of Innovation and Technology are looking for innovative digital solutions for government service to be explored and tested in the challenge areas described below.  


Payment for Ecosystem Services: Maximizing on Community Benefit Sharing

Ecosystem services are the diversified benefits derived from properly functioning ecosystems and environment. Ecosystems include forest, grassland, aquatic, mountain and agroecosystems and provide…  


UNDP hands over Personal Protective Equipment to the Ministry of Trade and Industry to support local industries

UNDP continues its support to Ethiopia during the COVID-19 pandemic both in prevention and ensuring business continuity of government offices and institutions. As part of its response to COVID-19…  


COVID-19: Tackling the challenge with local solutions

The journey of finding these solutions through the challenge grant started by engaging the tech and innovation community, finding out how technology can help us as well as on how they can leverage the…  


UNDP and UNICEF launch COVID-19 design challenge for youth

An online design challenge on COVID-19 was launched today to provide Ethiopian youth an opportunity to come up with innovative solutions to tackle current and future challenges posed by the COVID-19…  


New UNDP partnership with KOICA focuses on job creation

The government of Korea’s International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ethiopia have agreed to support the creation of quality jobs in Ethiopia.  


UNDP, MiNT and the Tech Community in Ethiopia collaborate to curb COVID-19

UNDP has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ministry of Innovation and Technology to enlist the support of Ethiopian innovators and tech sector in coming up with innovative and home-grown…  


The tale of two cities: turning waste into a profitable business

We picked waste management as one of our focus areas because it is a key issue of urbanization and in the 21st century, waste management must be environmentally conscious and sustainable. On this…  



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