Overall Objective

GGGI has been working in Ethiopia since 2010, supporting the Government of Ethiopia’s efforts in the development and implementation of a Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) Strategy. This involves collaborating toward the delivery of Ethiopia’s vision of becoming a climate-resilient middle-income economy by 2030, with a zero-net increase in carbon emissions. Additionally, the aim is to facilitate key systemic transformations in the economy and generate innovative ideas towards a climate resilient green economy.

Strategic Outcome Targets

Reduced GHG emission Target Setting in Progress
Creation of green jobs Target Setting in Progress
Increased access to sustainable services Target Setting in Progress
Improved air quality Target Setting in Progress
Adequate maintenance of natural capital Target Setting in Progress
Enhanced adaptation to climate change Target Setting in Progress
Contact
Gemedo Dalle

Country Representative, Ethiopia

Resource Partner

Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
GIZ
BMU
Royal Danish Embassy
Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)
Ministry for the Environment, Land, and Sea of Italy (IMELS)
Korea University

Government Counterpart

Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission
Ministry of Finance
Industrial Parks Development Cooperation
Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy
Ministry of Agriculture
Ministry of Urban and Housing
Addis Ababa City Government Transport Bureau
Hawassa University

Key Documents

Context

Over the last 5 years, the growth of Ethiopia’s economy is among the top five fastest growing in the world, and is double the average for Sub-Saharan Africa. Ethiopia’s public investment-led development strategy focuses on increased agricultural productivity, industrial output, export revenue, and public infrastructure. The strategy has generated tangible results in terms of economic growth and improved social conditions including significant reductions in rural and urban poverty. Ethiopia’s goal to become a middle-income country by 2025 is thus attainable.

To reach middle-income status and sustain the development gains of recent years, Ethiopia will need to continue to implement its transformational growth strategies and address significant climate change threats. The country‘s ecological and agricultural systems are fragile and vulnerable to rising temperatures and changing weather patterns that are likely to impact critical seasonal rainfall levels. This is compounded by population pressure and stretched natural resources, especially the management and utilization of land. Furthermore, Ethiopia ranks 173 out of 187 countries on the UNDP‘s 2013 Human Development Index (HDI), with food insecurity persistent for roughly two million Ethiopians. In total, the negative impact of climate change on GDP could be 10% or more by 2050.

The Government of Ethiopia (GoE) clearly recognizes the negative consequences of climate in-action to the country’s ongoing and future development, and has therefore prioritized climate resilience in its transition towards a green, sustainable growth model. Indeed, building a CRGE is a crosscutting pillar of the GoE’s development agenda for poverty eradication through broad-based, accelerated, and sustained economic growth.

News

News • July 6, 2021

GGGI Ethiopia launched BRT B2 line E-mobility Project Stakeholder Engagement Workshop

Thursday, June 24, 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Ethiopia convened a half-day inception workshop on the Ethiopia Bus Rapid Transport-BRT B2 Line E-Mobility Project at Radisson Blu Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A total of 20 participants, including directors, technical government officials, and a range of stakeholder institutions attended the workshop. Technical […]

News • June 30, 2021

Promoting Solar Irrigation Pumping System, Mini-grid, and Ecosystem Services for improved Climate Smart Agriculture in Ethiopia Project Launching Workshop

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Ethiopia office organized a one-day launching workshop for the project entitled “Promoting Solar Irrigation Pumping System, Mini-grid, and Ecosystems Services for improved Climate-Smart Agriculture in Ethiopia.”  The workshop took place on June 18, 2021, at Pyramid hotel Bishoftu, Ethiopia. GGGI’s program on promoting solar irrigation pumping systems and mini-grids […]

News • June 28, 2021

GGGI Ethiopia launched Forest Finance & Investment Incubator (FFII) Inception Workshop

On June 11, 2021, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Ethiopia office convened a half-day inception workshop of the Forest Finance & Investment Incubator (FFII) Ethiopia project at Inter-Bistro Hotel in the capital, Addis Ababa. A total of 39 participants, including high-level government officials, and a range of stakeholder institutions attended the workshop. The FFII […]

News • May 17, 2021

First Meeting of Community of Practice for Gender Equality and Social Inclusion on Climate Change

On April 26, 2021, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Ethiopia Office and SouthSouthNorth (SSN) in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance (MoF) and Environment Forest and Climate Change Commission (EFCCC) of Ethiopia organized the first meeting of the Community of Practice (CoP) Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) on Climate Change in Bishoftu, Ethiopia. […]

News • April 10, 2021

Launching Event of the Long-Term Low Emissions Development Strategy (LT-LEDS) for Ethiopia project

On March 11, 2021, the French Development Agency (AFD), the Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission of Ethiopia (EFCCC) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) held a launch event for the Long-Term Low Emissions Development Strategy (LT-LEDS) project at the Embassy of France, Addis Ababa. Ethiopia is taking concrete action to better manage adverse […]

News • March 23, 2021

Workshop on Preparation of Green Climate Fund (GCF) Concept Notes by Private Sector Entities

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 24-25, 2021 – GCF Readiness and preparatory project/GGGI Ethiopia hosted a workshop for the Private sectors of Ethiopia in their pursuit to access Green Climate Fund’s (GCF) investments. Participants of the workshop were from the private sector, government institution representatives, the National Designated Authority (NDA), and the GGGI Ethiopia country team. […]

News • March 22, 2021

GGGI and Ethiopia Ministry of Finance conducted NDA Engagement Workshop

March 5, 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute and Ministry of Finance (MoF), under the GCF readiness project, organized a one-day NDA engagement workshop on draft concept notes prepared for GCF in Adama, Ethiopia. The workshop was a continuation of a series of events organized as part of the GCF readiness capacity building support […]

News • November 25, 2020

GGGI and the Ministry of Finance of Ethiopia under the Green Climate Fund (GCF) readiness programme organized two capacity building trainings

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Ministry of Finance (MoF), under the Green Climate Fund (GCF) readiness programme, organized two capacity-building workshops in Adama, Ethiopia. The first workshop, GCF Fiduciary Standards, was held from October 19 to 21, 2020. The second workshop, Training on Green Climate Fund Concept note Development for CRGE Ministries, was […]

News • June 18, 2020

The Korea Forest Service holds a book launch for “Re-greening Ethiopia”

SEOUL – June 17, 2020 – The offline event for “Re-greening Ethiopia” Book launch was held on June 17 at Grand Hyatt Seoul in Seoul, the Republic of Korea (ROK), hosted by the Korea Forest Service (KFS). Previously known as The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, June 17 is designated by the United […]

News • March 27, 2020

GGGI: GCF Portfolio

Directing finance to where it is needed most Delivering inclusive growth while limiting climate change to 1.5°C will require the mobilization of finance at a historic scale. Over the next 15 years, it is estimated the world needs about USD 90 trillion in climate smart infrastructure – most of it in developing countries. Investing in […]

News • March 14, 2020

Capacity Building Training on Project Development, Result based management, gender and safeguard

Adama, Ethiopia February 25 – The Global Green Growth Institute and the Ministry of Finance (MoF), under the Green Climate Fund (GCF) readiness program, organized a training on project development, results-based management, gender and safeguard at Adama, Ethiopia from February 25-29. The training was attended by 30 experts working in the Federal and Regional Institutions […]

News • November 25, 2019

GGGI Partners with H&M in Cambodia to Promote Sustainable Garment Manufacturing

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, November 21, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Cambodia Team signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on “Cambodia Textile Sector Energy Efficiency Project Development” with apparel retail giant, PULS Trading Far East Limited (H&M), to promote energy efficient production processes among H&M’s Cambodian suppliers. The agreement was signed by GGGI […]

News • November 15, 2019

UGANDA ON TRACK WITH IMPLEMENTATION OF ITS GCF READINESS PROJECT

A Team of 12 Ugandan senior officials from the National Designated Agency and the Inter-Ministerial Standing Committee were dispatched in Ethiopia for week-long learning sessions on “Strengthening the role of the Government of Uganda in mobilizing Green Climate Finance resources”. The roles & responsibilities of the Climate Change Finance Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee are to strengthen […]

News • September 18, 2019

GGGI joined Ethiopia Green Legacy Campaign to plant 200 million tree seedlings in a day

In 2019, the Ethiopia government, led by Prime Minster Dr. Abiy Ahmed, launched the ambitious Green Legacy campaign that set a milestone to plant 200 million tree seedlings within 12 hours as integral part of an annual target to plant 4 billion tree seedlings. July 29, 2019 was declared to be Green Legacy day, which […]

News • August 19, 2019

GGGI Co-organized a High-level workshop on Enhancing Capacity of Ethiopia to Address Climate Change

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; August 8, 2019- GGGI co-organized a Workshop on Enhancing Capacity of Ethiopia to Address Climate Change. The workshop was held on August 8-9, 2019, at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. GGGI organized and coordinated the workshop  in collaboration with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA); Center […]

News • August 5, 2019

Consultative Workshop on the Development of a Road-map for Greening Ethiopian Industrial Parks

ADDIS ABABA – July 5, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI Ethiopia), in collaboration with the Industrial Parks Development Corporation (IPDC) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) organized a Consultative Workshop for the Development of a Roadmap for Greening the Ethiopian Industrial Parks on July 5, 2019. The Workshop was held […]

News • June 12, 2019

15 shortlisted participants of the Greenpreneurs 2019 program to take part in a global competition

June 12, Seoul, Republic of Korea – Out of more than 200 participants, 15 were shortlisted from GGGI’s Member countries and countries where GGGI has operations, including Cambodia, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Jordan, Morocco, Nepal, the Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda, the UAE, and Vanuatu. This year, GGGI is pleased to have a variety of project ideas designed […]

News • December 20, 2018

GGGI organizes a workshop of LUCCC in Ethiopia

On December 20, 2018, GGGI organized the official launch workshop of Least Developed Countries Universities Consortium on Climate Change (LUCCC) in Ethiopia with Commissioner of the Environment, Forest and Climate Change of Ethiopia. Representatives of universities, research centers in Ethiopia, international and national research institutes as well as officials of developmental agencies attended the workshop to share their […]

News • May 25, 2018

GGGI co-hosts a side event with the Governments of Ethiopia and Rwanda to discuss climate finance in Africa during the AfDB Annual Meetings 2018

BUSAN, May 25, 2018 (GGGI) — The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in partnership with the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, and the Government of Rwanda hosted a side event today, under the theme of “Leveraging Climate Finance in Africa,” at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in […]

News • May 9, 2018

International Workshop on Capacity Building for Developing Countries to Address Climate Change held in Seoul

Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of GGGI and Mr. Chan-Ho Park, Director and Head of Programs of Large and Emerging Economies delivered presentations at the “International Workshop on Capacity Building for Developing Countries to Address Climate Change” on May 9 in Seoul. The conference was organized by the Center for Global Climate and Marine Governance of Korea […]

Projects

ET13
Countries
ET13 Support the Forest Sector Transformation Unit, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission
Start Date Q2 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
View
Countries
ET10 Sustainable Industrial WW Sludge Management at the Ethiopian Industrial Parks
Start Date Q1 20190101
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 61,417
Status Active
View
ET09
Thematic Areas
Countries
ET09 Development of a Roadmap for “Greening the Industrial Parks” in Ethiopia
Start Date Q1 20190101
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
View
ET08
Countries
ET08 Green growth governance – Business Case for Solar PV (Energy) Investment at the Adama Industrial Park
Start Date Q1 20190101
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 91,750
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Solar Energy
View
Thematic Areas
Countries
ET5 Ethiopia GCF readiness: ‘Building the Project/Program development, coordination and delivery capacity of the NIE and strengthening Ethiopia’s engagement with the GCF’
Start Date Q3 20190901
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 827,203
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
View
Countries
ET4 Ethiopian Climate Insurance Acceleration Fund (ECIAF)
Start Date Q3 20180701
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 84,459
Status Complete
View
Thematic Areas
Countries
ET3 Cooperation with IMELS in the field of climate change vulnerability, mitigation and adaptation
Start Date Q3 20170929
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 37,695
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
View
Countries
Ethiopia Country Program Proposal 2017-2018
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 6,199,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
  • Cross Cutting
View

Reports

GGGI Support on NDC Enhancement, Long-term Low Emission and Resilient Development Strategies, and Green Recovery Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Pacific  • LT-LEDS  • Cambodia
Report
GGGI Support on NDC Enhancement, Long-term Low Emission and Resilient Development Strategies, and Green Recovery

Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Pacific  • LT-LEDS  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Rwanda  • Viet Nam  • Climate action  • Hungary  • Ethiopia  • Peru  • Uganda  • Climate resilience  • Burkina Faso  • #greengrowth  • México  • Cross Cutting  • NDC  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • climate finance  • Climate Change  • LEDS  • Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC)  • Paris Agreement

Green Growth Index 2020: Measuring performance in achieving SDG targets Caribbean  • Ecuador  • PNG  • Pacific  • Technical Report
Report
Green Growth Index 2020: Measuring performance in achieving SDG targets

Caribbean  • Ecuador  • PNG  • Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • Denmark  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Costa Rica  • Fiji  • India  • Jordan  • Kiribati  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Nepal  • Philippines  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • United Arab Emirates  • Viet Nam  • UAE  • Saint Lucia  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Hungary  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Myanmar  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Indonesia  • México  • Thailand  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

The Promise of Green Growth: A Pathway to Prosperity while Achieving National and Global Ambitions Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia
Report
The Promise of Green Growth: A Pathway to Prosperity while Achieving National and Global Ambitions

Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Jordan  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Nepal  • Philippines  • Senegal  • Viet Nam  • Papua New Guinea  • Ethiopia  • Myanmar  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Qatar  • Indonesia  • México  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Green Growth in Action: Attaining Green Cities Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Jordan  • Lao PDR
Report
Green Growth in Action: Attaining Green Cities

Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Jordan  • Lao PDR  • Nepal  • Philippines  • Rwanda  • Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • México

GGGI’s services on supporting the development of LT-LEDS Caribbean  • Pacific  • Republic of Korea  • Fiji  • Ethiopia
Report
GGGI’s services on supporting the development of LT-LEDS

Caribbean  • Pacific  • Republic of Korea  • Fiji  • Ethiopia  • México  • Cross Cutting

Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19 Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia
Report
Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19

Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Jordan  • Kiribati  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Nepal  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • United Arab Emirates  • Viet Nam  • UAE  • Guyana  • Hungary  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Indonesia  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Green Growth in Action: Achieving Green Energy Transformation Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Fiji  • India
Report
Green Growth in Action: Achieving Green Energy Transformation

Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Fiji  • India  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Viet Nam  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Indonesia  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Vanuatu

Review of GGGI’s experience to design and operationalize NFVs to finance climate and green growth policy implementation Colombia  • Costa Rica  • India  • Jordan  • Mongolia
Report
Review of GGGI’s experience to design and operationalize NFVs to finance climate and green growth policy implementation

Colombia  • Costa Rica  • India  • Jordan  • Mongolia  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Ethiopia  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

GGGI Ethiopia Brochure Ethiopia
Report
GGGI Ethiopia Brochure

Ethiopia

Ethiopia Country Planning Framework 2016-2020 Ethiopia  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Cross Cutting
Report
Ethiopia Country Planning Framework 2016-2020

Ethiopia  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Cross Cutting

Sectoral Climate Resilience Strategies for Ethiopia Ethiopia  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
Report
Sectoral Climate Resilience Strategies for Ethiopia

Ethiopia  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes

Ethiopia’s Climate-Resilient Green Economy Strategy – Water and Energy Climate Resilience Strategy Ethiopia  • Sustainable Energy
Report
Ethiopia’s Climate-Resilient Green Economy Strategy – Water and Energy Climate Resilience Strategy

Ethiopia  • Sustainable Energy

Unlocking the Power of Ethiopia’s Cities Green Cities  • Ethiopia
Report
Unlocking the Power of Ethiopia’s Cities

Green Cities  • Ethiopia

GGGI In-Country Staff

Ibsa M. Amenu

Senior Energy Officer

Solomon Zewdie Zeweldemariam

Senior Officer, Sustainable Landscapes Program Support

Gemedo Dalle

Country Representative, Ethiopia

Nardos Teklu Desta

Associate, Programs and M&A