Background and priorities

Ethiopia joined P4G as a country partner and launched its National Platform in 2018. 

Ethiopia’s National Platform is hosted by Ethiopian Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and co-chaired by the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations. The P4G Ethiopian National Platform accelerates groundbreaking P4G partnerships that align with current development priority areas of the country, including smallholder farms, smart irrigation, renewable energy, financial and smart tech for WASH, sustainable food and agriculture and sustainable value chains. The National Platform has supported eight partnerships since its establishment in 2018. 

The EPA is among the main country stakeholders for the implementation of the Ethiopia’s Climate Resilience and Green Economy (CRGE) Strategy which envisions the country’s achievement of middle-income status by 2025. Ethiopia has integrated the CRGE sustainability goals into its current 10-year National Perspective Plan. The EPA leads the coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the performance of CRGE, among other parties. 

Access to safe sanitation and food security are top priorities for Ethiopia and the National Platform actively supports water partnerships like FINISH Mondial, which are collaborating with stakeholders and local partners to bring clean, sanitary water for communities nationwide.  

The National Platform is also supporting partnerships such as Agroforestry for People, Peace and Prosperity, who is pioneering innovative solutions to improve the livelihoods and energy efficiency for smallholder farmers, and Smallholders Solar Pump Alliance (SSPA), which introduced affordable solar pump use for smallholders as part of bringing smart irrigation/agriculture to increase yield and productivity of agrarians. 

The National Platform accelerates these partnerships through facilitating networks with relevant stakeholders in the government and private sector to maximize partnerships results, such as in the case of the Sustainable Food Partnership (SFP). This partnership aims to produce a locally-manufactured nutritious and affordable biscuit for women and children in Ethiopia. The National Platform gave strong support to SFP to establish food platforms at the Federal and Regional state levels by mobilizing participation of all relevant stakeholders in the food industry and regulation. The National Platform will continue to play a key role in curating P4G partnerships that can deliver transformative impact in line with Ethiopia’s goals. 

Ethiopia welcomes the P4G partnership commitment to reach the ambitious targets set in the Sustainable Development Goals. As one of the most vulnerable countries, Ethiopia can clearly see that the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement and objectives of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development requires that we must transcend any business as usual approach.

Former President of Ethiopia Mulatu Teshome at the 2018 P4G Copenhagen Summit

Country Representatives and Main Contacts

Mensur Dessie

P4G National Platform Focal Point, Director at EFCCC
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Country Partnerships

Sustainable Food Partnership
Smallholder Solar Pump Alliance
Agroforestry for People, Peace and Prosperity
Ethiopian Beverage Alliance for Water
FINISH Mondial
Energise Africa
GeoFutures GreenInvest
Sustainable Special Economic Zones
Transforming Africa's Bamboo
Prosperous Forests
FINISH Mondial