UNDP trains policy makers on climate resilient green growth development

Apr 14, 2016

Senior government officials from various ministries and agencies are taking part in a two-day intensive training on climate resilient green growth development.

The training is organized by the United Nations Development Programme as part of its advanced leadership programme and in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Service and Human Resource Development.

Government officials are expected to explore emerging thoughts and approaches on sustainable development and the implementation of inclusive, climate resilient, green growth development strategies and policies.

Experts from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore are providing the training to senior officials from the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Climate Change, Ministry of Irrigation and Electricity, Ministry of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Ministry of Agriculture, as well as regional bureaus of agriculture, and the Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA).

Following the training the officials are expected to effectively perform comparative analysis of experiences, lessons learnt and best practices from other countries to help strengthen the implementation of Ethiopia’s Climate-Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) strategy.  The CRGE strategy was designed to address the country’s climate change adaptation and mitigation objectives and build a climate smart nation.

Speaking on behalf of UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. James Wakiaga, Acting Country Director, noted that, “the achievement of national and global development goals demand effective leadership at all levels and sectors,” explaining, “That is why UNDP is investing to equip leaders with knowledge of current development agendas that will help the country to respond and adjust to emerging global, regional and national development priorities.”

The national perspective and recent developments through UNDP’s technical and financial support was presented as part of the training.

UNDP’s Advanced Leadership Programme established in 2010 is designed to equip policy makers and leaders at federal and regional levels with strategic knowledge, best practices and partnerships to assist the development and transformation of Ethiopia. The programme identified twenty seven training areas to be rolled out in 2016 where Climate Resilient Green Growth Development is one of them.  


To learn more about UNDP's Advanced Leadership Programme

Democratic Governance and Capacity Building (DGCB) Unit

Fisseha Mekonnen,Programme Specialist


To learn more about UNDP's work around climate resilience green growth

Climate Resilient Green Growth Unit
Sinkinesh Beyene, Team leader,  


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