Climate-resilient Transport Systems Critical for Long-term Dev’t: ECA Acting Executive Secretary

Acting Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Antonio Pedro, has highlighted the need for Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) to invest in long-term climate-resilient infrastructure, particularly transport systems. He was speaking during a COP27 side event on Promoting Resilience and Sustainability of Transport Systems in Landlocked Developing Countries. Pedro explained that, “LLDCs need […]

Ethiopia Made Significant Progress in Green Legacy and Ensuring Food Sovereignty: PM Abiy

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said that Ethiopia has made rapid and significant progress in combating climate change through ambitious climate action and a green pathway for growth and prosperity in three key areas. These include afforestation, reforestation, and green legacy; ensuring food sovereignty; and transitioning to green energy. In his keynote address to the Climate […]

EU Provides 38 Million Euros for Conflict-affected Health, Education Sectors in Ethiopia

The European Union (EU) signed a total of 38 million Euros agreement today to support conflict-affected health and education sectors in Ethiopia. Amhara, Tigray, Afar, Oromia and SNNPR regions will also benefit from the agreements, it was learned. The rehabilitation of Health facilities will be implemented through the Ministry of Health and UNICEF while the […]

COP27 Launches Initiatives to Allow African Countries to Invest in Building Climate Resilience

COP27 and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa launched today “Reducing the Cost of Green and Sustainable Borrowing” initiative in climate-vulnerable countries at the UN’s 27th annual Conference of the Parties. The initiative launched at the conference aimed at addressing the larger issues of deteriorating fiscal health under threat by potential output losses linked […]

Regional Training Workshop for National Human Right Institutions of IGAD Member States.

IGAD Political Affairs Program (PAP) of the Peace and Security Division (PSD) concludes a 4-days training Workshop for National Human Right Institutions (NHRIs) of IGAD Member States, which was officially opened by the PSD Director, Hon. Siraj Fegessa, in Bishoftu, Ethiopia. The objective of the workshop was to enhance the technical capacity of senior officials […]

IGAD Blue Economy Steering Committee Meets for the First Time

November 9, 2022 (JUBA, South Sudan): The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) yesterday concluded a two-day Steering Committee Meeting which brought together the National Focal Persons for Blue Economy and Fisheries Directors along with technical and development partners. In his opening remarks, the Minister of Livestock and Fisheries of South Sudan, Hon. Onyoti Adigo Nyikwec, […]