Ethiopia is a fully continental country in East Africa. Most of its territory consists of high plateaus and is often harsh and arid. The capital, Addis Ababa, is the only large city and is located at an altitude of 2,355 meters. The country is highly affected by the consequences of climate change and is at high risk of catastrophic events: floods and droughts alternate, often causing n irreparable damage, with heavy consequences on populations and agriculture, which increase an important migratory phenomenon in an already fragile context.

MASE has entered into 2 agreements with the country: the first, in 2016, with the Ministry of the Environment, Forests and Climate Change of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; the second, in 2017, with the Global Green Growth Institute.

The 5 projects born from this agreement work on weather alerts, on the adaptation of rural populations to climate change, on the provision of solar energy-powered water pumping systems, and on the dissemination of policies aimed at countering the effects of Climate Change.


Cooperation, the first meeting of the joint Italy-Ethiopia Committee at COP 28

DUBAI,  December 5, 2023 – The first meeting of the Joint Committee (JC1) was successfully held during COP 28 in Dubai, within the framework of the new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed last December 3, between the Minister of the Environment and Security Energy, Pichetto and the Ethiopian Minister for Planning and Development, Fitsum Assefa.

COP28: Italy-Ethiopia Memorandum, projects on cooperation for adaptation restart

The signature during the meeting between Minister Pichetto and the Ethiopian Minister for Planning and Development, Fitsum Assefa

Dubai, December 2 nd – Italy and Ethiopia signed in Dubai, during COP28, a new Memorandum of Understanding which starts again the cooperation between the two countries. The signing of the deed took place as part of the bilateral meeting between the Minister of the Environment and Energy Security, Gilberto Pichetto and the Ethiopian Minister of Planning and Development, Fitsum Assefa.


    Technical Agreement Dubai, December 2023 – December 2028)

Counterpart : Environmental Forest and Climate Change Commission (EFCCC). 
Areas of intervention

  • Integrated Water Management (SDG 6),
  • Ensure access to clean and effordable energy (SDG 7),
  • Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns (SDG 12),
  • Take urgent actions to combat climate change (SDG 13),
  •  Protection of biodiversity (SDG 15)
  • Strengthening of the Global Partnership
 - Memoprandum of Understanding MASE- EFCCC (December 2, 2023) EN


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