After a request from the Ethiopian Government, The World Bank, together with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation (MoFEC), will be working on a “Multi-Sector Investment Plan” for Ethiopia’s climate resilient Green Economy activities, starting with the Forest and Agriculture sectors. There are many partners working with forest and agriculture in Ethiopia, including Norway, and with the MSIP investors can more easily cooperate and get a better overview of other stakeholders and projects in Ethiopia. The overall goal of the MSIP is to scale up the funding to make it easier for Ethiopia to achieve its environmental development goals. By making a Multi-sectoral Investment Plan with clear priorities and a good overview, this can be easier.
Ethiopia’s goal is to become a middle-income country without increasing its national greenhouse gas emissions from 2010 level. As the first large country in Africa, Ethiopia launched the ambitious and green national development plan Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) strategy in 2011. Forestry and agriculture are important sectors in this development plan and Norway works together with Ethiopia in both areas. Through REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) Norway is one of the key partners in the forest sector. In addition to supporting the implementation of the CRGE strategy, Norway also supports different agriculture projects in the country.
The interest of the MSIP was big and the scoping mission meetings were full with development partners and ministry representatives, who contributed with interesting thoughts and opinions. Norway will follow up the work on the Multi-Sector Investment Plan.
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