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A partnership to establish a Climate Innovation Centre (CIC) in Ethiopia was launched on December 2, 2013.
The launch event at Addis Ababa University’s Siddist Kilo campus brought together distinguished guests to celebrate the official signing of a US$ 5 million Grant Agreement between the World Bank and Addis Ababa University (AAU), a milestone in the set up of the CIC. The grant agreement was signed by Mr. Guang Z. Chen, World Bank Country Director for Ethiopia and Dr. Admasu Tsegaye, President of AAU.
infoDev, is a global partnership programme in the Financial and Private Sector Development Network of the World Bank Group which is establishing Climate Innovation Centres (CICs) in a number of developing countries, and HoA-REC&N is involved in facilitating the establishment and management of a CIC in Ethiopia.
The Biodiversity Management Programme in the Horn of Africa, commissioned by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), was launched on November 29, 2013, at HoA-REC&N’s headquarters in the Gullele Botanic Garden, Addis Ababa in the presence of government officials, ambassadors and other esteemed guests. The project intends to strengthen biodiversity management in the adjoining Boma landscape in South Sudan and Gambella landscape in western Ethiopia, whilst improving the livelihoods of an estimated 300,000 people in Gambella.
The project, which is expected to take 4 years to complete, will be implemented by the Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network (HoA-REC&N) in partnership with the African Parks Network (APN), and in association with the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA), the Gambella regional government and the Gambella Region Land Administration, Utilisation and Environmental Protection Authority (LAUEPA). It is funded by the European Development Fund (EDF).
On November 21- 22, 2013, a 2 day seminar entitled ‘Renewable Energies Exchange of Experience Between Ethiopia and Bavaria’ took place at HoA-REC&N’s headquarters in Gullele Botanic Garden. The objective of the event was to support technology, business development and international cooperation in the area of renewable energies through exchange.
HoA-REC&N partnered with GIZ’s State Office Bavaria, the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology, and the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to organise this experience exchange seminar for experts and executives in energy fields in Ethiopia. The seminar is a follow up to 4 ‘experience exchange’ seminars to take place in Bavaria from 2009, which marked the start of the Bavarian – Ethiopian cooperation to improve access to modern energy services.