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Sustainable Development of the Protected Area System of Ethiopia (SDPASE)


Titre : Sustainable Development of the Protected Area System of Ethiopia (SDPASE)

Pays : Ethiopia

Commissioned by : Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA)

Overall term : 2008 to 2012

During the first phase of the project, 2008-2012, the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) has an improved capacity along with its affiliated institutions dealing with the management of protected areas at the regional level.

The Government of Ethiopia has included environmental issues in the Federal Constitution, and has formed new policies and passed new legislation. It established the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) as a part of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. EWCA then selected GTZ International Services as its implementing partner for the first of the project’s two planned implementation phases.
The project is protecting the environment – which is crucial for local people’s livelihoods – by providing environmental services at community and national levels. To meet global challenges, such as climate change and loss of biodiversity, the project is helping Ethiopia to fulfil its constitutional and international commitments. It is developing the capacity of stakeholders in the Protected Area System, which contributes much to the achievement of the country’s poverty reduction strategy as well as the Millennium Development Goals.
The project is mainstreaming the Protected Area System in the overall development context of Ethiopia, and it is helping to improve conditions for policy, regulation and governance in the sector. Activities include the creation of financial sustainability plans, capacity building and institutional support for the planning and management of protected areas, and the development of new management concepts and partnerships for protected areas.

Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Ethiopian Government – in kind contribution, and various national and international institutions as co-financiers

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ))

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