Ethiopia has the second largest population in Africa (97 million people) and it is projected to double by 2050. Although it is one of the fastest growing non-oil economies in Africa, it is still a poor and vulnerable country. The Ethiopian economy depends heavily on agriculture. Energy is predominantly generated from fuel wood, crop and animal waste. The majority of electricity is generated from hydropower, which is vulnerable to climate change.
Ethiopia places greening and climate resilience at the centre of its economic transformation. As a result, the initial phase of CDKN’s Country Programme supported the capacity of the Government to implement its Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) Strategy and achieve its low carbon economic growth targets. Our support now focuses on helping Ethiopia to attract climate finance, a key priority for the Government.
The goal of CDKN’s Ethiopia programme is for the Government of Ethiopia to have appropriate institutions, fiduciary systems and capacity to implement climate compatible development at the national and subnational levels, and to be able to leverage resources to implement the Climate Resilient Green Economy Strategy.