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Robi Redda - Country Engagement Lead, Ethiopia

As the Ethiopia Country Engagement Lead for CDKN, Robi provides oversight for CDKN’s projects in Ethiopia, which focus on climate compatible development planning and implementation, climate finance readiness, and knowledge management. Robi led the CDKN support portfolio for the preparation of Ethiopia’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), and for the direct access Accreditation of Ethiopia’s Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation (MOFEC) by the Adaptation and Green Climate Fund.

Robi has extensive experience as an environmental management and climate change expert, and in this capacity has worked for the World Bank, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), as well as in the private sector, government, civil society, and academia. He holds a Masters degree in Environmental Science (Wageningen University, Netherlands) and a postgraduate diploma in Environmental Assessment (Concordia University, Canada).

Robi Redda's content

WORKING PAPER: Becoming a climate-resilient green economy - Planning for climate compatible development in Ethiopia

The changing climate can offer considerable opportunities for countries like Ethiopia to adopt green technologies and pursue a green economy. This working paper shares lessons from the country's national experience in planning climate compatible development. [more]…

FEATURE: Ethiopia’s investment in climate compatible development

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation was recently accredited to receive funds from both the Green Climate Fund and the Adaptation Fund. CDKN's Robi Redda and Tesfaye Hailu reflect on five factors that contributed to Ethiopia's success. [more]…

NEWS: Ethiopia is first Least Developed Country to submit its INDC

Robi Redda, CDKN’s Ethiopia Country Advisor, welcomes the submission of Ethiopia’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). [more]…

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