Background and priorities

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

Ethiopia’s P4G National Platform is hosted by Ethiopian Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and co-chaired by the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations. It also includes WRI Africa’s Ethiopia office along with the Embassies of Denmark, the Netherlands, and the Republic of Korea. P4G has supported 11 partnerships implementing solutions in Ethiopia.  

Access to safe sanitation, increased food security, and improved smallholder farmer incomes are top priorities for Ethiopia, and the National Platform supported water partnerships like FINISH Mondial, which collaborates with stakeholders and local partners to finance clean, affordable sanitation for communities nationwide. The NP arranged meetings with relevant organizations to help Smallholder Solar Pump Alliance (SSPA) prove the business case for affordable solar pumps for irrigation to help smallholder farmers increase yield and productivity.

The Sustainable Food Partnership (SFP) produced a locally manufactured nutritious and affordable biscuit for women and children in Ethiopia. The NP gave strong support to SFP to establish food platforms at the federal and regional levels by mobilizing the participation of all relevant stakeholders in the food industry and regulation. The NP is also accelerating Transforming Africa’s Bamboo, which uses native bamboo to replace unsustainable building materials, as it looks to expand bamboo policies and establish a blended finance vehicle for sustainable community-led forestry.

Population 120.5 million

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 News & Events

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
African Bamboo – Solidaridad East Africa
Prosperous Forests
FINISH Mondial