Ethiopia

Ethiopia
Ethiopia

Official Name: Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Capital: Addis Ababa
Currency: Birr

Key Results

  • More than 25,000 women were reached through the support of nine project. Ethiopia’s first Women’s Bank, ENAT Bank, was established as a direct result of women’s groups and policymaker’s active participation in consultative forums.
  • The LIVE-Addis project focused on the economic and social empowerment of vulnerable, young women between the ages of 17-28 living in Addis Ababa. Interventions included marketable vocational skills training, reproductive health training and HIV/AIDS sensitisation.
  • The Trampled Rose, Inc. Project improved the general health and living conditions of women in Ethiopia who suffer from Obstetric Fistula. The project rehabilitated 30 women annually, over a 3 year period and provided them with the necessary care, skills and knowledge to generate their own income and reintegrate into society.
  • The creation of functional biosafety systems in Ethiopia has been supported through training of regulators in the basics of biosafety science, policy and regulation, GM crop risk assessment and management, and biosafety communication and awareness raising.
  • The development of various technologies and innovations, including the development of drought and disease resistant sorghum, finger millet sweet potato, has been supported.
  • Ethiopia is one of the beneficiaries to an 8 715 km road/rail project which entails combining the Trans-Maghreb Road Corridor (TAH 5) from Dakar to N’djamena and TAH 6 from N’djamena to Djibouti, and the Construction of Navigational Line between Lake Victoria and the Mediterranean Sea Project focuses on water management and intermodal transport.
  • The continent aims to restore 100 million hectares of degraded land by 2030. To-date, Ethiopia has committed 5.1 million hectares.
  • Over 1 300 women were trained in entrepreneurship, leadership and environmental protection and management skills in collaboration with the Ministry of Women, Children and Youth Affairs of Ethiopia. Relatedly, the Government of Ethiopia allocated about 60 hectares of land for afforestation, and subsequently, about 290 000 seedlings were planted. Also research on the most appropriate agricultural “best practices” towards adaptation to climate change was conducted.
  • Measured the cost of hunger in Ethiopia estimated at USD4.5 billion to catalyse coordinated action and inform the design of nutrition-oriented policy frameworks and programmes, with greater investments to eradicate child under-nutrition.
  • Ethiopia received USD51.5 million from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Programme for boosting incomes of rural people and increasing food security by developing the untapped potential of high-potential areas.