The government of Ethiopia on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 hosted its first National Adaptation Plan (NAP) assembly, bringing together key government actors and development partners in dialogue on the transition to implementation of the country’s NAP.
Supported by the NAP Global Network, Ethiopia’s recently completed NAP provides an overarching framework for the country’s response to the impacts of climate change, complementing other elements of its climate change policy suite.
“NAP Assembly (is) an excellent opportunity to disclose our strategic initiatives, create synergies and transform our strategy and implementation of our NAP into actions through partnership and collaboration with development partners to build a more economically vibrant, socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable country,” said Professor Fekadu Beyene, Commissioner for Ethiopia’s Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission.
“I view this meeting as a classic example of the collaborative efforts needed from stakeholders in assisting the efforts of our government to realise its ambition of reaching middle-income status before 2025,” he added.
As a next step, government actors and other stakeholders will develop a roadmap for implementing Ethiopia’s NAP.
“In moving towards the implementation phase of the NAP process, Ethiopia has demonstrated commitment to participation and consideration of gender issues, putting forth these important guiding principles that are enshrined in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change,” said Angie Dazé, Associate with the NAP Global Network. “We are pleased to have been able to support them in these efforts.”