Project Reference Profiles – Ethiopia(ET13) Green growth governance – Support the Forest Sector Transformation Unit, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1, SO5, SO6
Start Date Q2  20190603
End Date q2 20210602
Funding Source Earmarked
Actual Budget (USD) 40,086
Budget Percentage 54%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 21,749.78
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD) 0
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty, gender
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) Climate Resilient Forest Livelihoods Programme
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes

Project context, objectives and description

Ethiopia has encountered multifaceted challenges that includes climate change effects such as temperature increase, rainfall variability, frequent drought and extreme events. Deforestation and forest degradation contribute significantly to the country’s carbon emission and rural poor depending on forest resources are losing livelihood and income opportunities. As part of the Danish Country Program for Ethiopia (2018-2022), Danish has supported a Thematic Climate Resilient Forest livelihoods program to achieve “Improved and climate resilient livelihoods, while maintaining and enhancing carbon stocks and other ecosystem services”. Both the Danish Embassy and Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission (EFCCC) have expressed interest to collaborate with GGGI as technical implementing partner to catalyze this program, particularly in addressing social inclusiveness on planning and implementation process. Therefore, GGGI has recruited National Social inclusion Advisor, based in EFCCC’s Forest Sector Transformation Unit (FSTU) to ensure that key social inclusion aspects are addressed by EFCCC in relation to forest management, and in relation to the promotion of participatory forest management. This project is aligned with IO1. Strengthened national, sub-national and local green growth planning, financing, and institutional frameworks and IO3. Improved multi-directional knowledge sharing and learning to empower local and external agents necessary to drive green growth processes in partner governments.

The objective of the projects is:

  • To support the Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission (EFCCC) through the Forest Sector Transformation Unit to ensure that activities, policies and enterprise development take into consideration inclusion of disadvantaged groups including women and other social groups.
  • To ensure full inclusion of all segments of communities in participatory forest management and enterprise development, and to avoid exclusion, which has critical roles for the long-term conservation of forests and related livelihoods opportunities and ecosystem services in Ethiopia.
  • To enable EFCCC to fully integrate these social inclusiveness concerns in the implementation process through identifying barriers, technical support, monitoring, capacity building, guideline or extension material development for national and sub national partners on PFM and livelihood implementation.

Type of services provided, and results achieved

Impact: The Ethiopian forestry sector enabled to achieve goals 8% GDP contributions and 26 MM tco2 e carbon sequestered/ emission reduced by 2020 as part of RIP Programme and Improved and climate resilient livelihoods, while increasing forest carbon stocks, and reducing carbon emissions from deforestation as part of CRFL Programme.

Outcome: N/A

Project Outputs completed in 2019:

i. Green Growth Policies: N/A

ii. Green Investments: N/A

iii. Capacity Building and Knowledge Products:

  • One capacity development activity was provided through field site technical and advisory support on social inclusion aspects that had been provided to government and community partners for CRFL and RIP implementing target groups.
  • One Knowledge product was generated on advisory services and technical support which included social inclusion field assessment findings and recommendation reports.
  • TOT training was provided on social and gender inclusion aspects (background, principles, approach, challenges, measures, analysis tools and etc) along with other thematic topics with FSTU team for regional RIP representative experts. About 60 participants attended the training that drawn from five RIP implementers reginal states namely Oromia, Amahara, SNNRPS, Tigray and Gambela regional states that held in December 2019 at Debra Brehan Town, Amhara Regional state.

Number of staff provided

Project Manager: Innocent Kabenga

Ziyenu Lemma Ayele, Ida Demmellash, Milite Gebreselassie, Nardos Dest


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