ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – August 20, 2015 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a Host Country Agreement (HCA) on August 18, 2015. The agreement will help strengthen collaboration between the Government of Ethiopia and GGGI, which is counted as a key partner in helping the Horn of Africa nation build a resilient economy through strong, inclusive and sustainable green growth.
At the signing ceremony, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterated its support for GGGI as a strategic and valued partner committed to realizing Ethiopia’s Climate Resilient Green Economy strategy goals, and expressed confidence that the HCA would aid the operational and implementation effectiveness of GGGI’s work in Ethiopia.
GGGI Ethiopia Country Representative, Mr. Robert Mukiza, signing the HCA on behalf of GGGI, noted the Government of Ethiopia’s commendable work in Climate Resilience and Green Economy development, “The partnership between GGGI and the Government of Ethiopia has been ongoing since 2010, and has accomplished much in helping develop and implement strategies and actions that will help the country achieve its development goals through a sustainable and inclusive green growth model. This agreement will only strengthen our partnership and collaborative efforts.”
Ethiopia is currently developing the second phase of the national Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP-II), which GGGI is supporting through the development of a Country Planning Framework that will assist in the building of a climate resilient green economy will aims to elevate Ethiopia to middle-income country status by 2025.
Based in Seoul, GGGI is an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote green growth. The organization partners with countries to help them build economies that grow strongly, are more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change. GGGI works with countries around the world, building their capacity and working collaboratively on green growth policies that can impact the lives of millions.