Project partners and sub-contractors
Biodiversity project Ethiopia
Since 2008, the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) has been financing climate and biodiversity projects in developing and newly industrialising countries, as well as in countries in transition. Based on a decision taken by the German parliament, a sum of at least 120 million euros is available for use by the initiative annually.
For the first few years the IKI was financed through the auctioning of emission allowances, but it is now funded from the budget of the BMUB. The IKI is a key element of Germany’s climate financing and the funding commitments in the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Initiative places clear emphasis on climate change mitigation, adaption to the impacts of climate change and the protection of biological diversity. These efforts provide various co-benefits, particularly the improvement of living conditions in partner countries.
The IKI focuses on four areas: mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, adapting to the impacts of climate change, conserving natural carbon sinks with a focus on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+), as well as conserving biological diversity.
New projects are primarily selected through a two-stage procedure that takes place once a year. Priority is given to activities that support creating an international climate protection architecture, to transparency, and to innovative and transferable solutions that have an impact beyond the individual project. The IKI cooperates closely with partner countries and supports consensus building for a comprehensive international climate agreement and the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Moreover, it is the goal of the IKI to create as many synergies as possible between climate protection and biodiversity conservation.
The Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (German “Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V.”) is the oldest and biggest environmental conservation organisation in Germany. It brings together around 540,000 members and sponsors who support us in our work for threatened habitats, flora and fauna, climate protection and energy policies. NABU is a registered international NGO in Ethiopia and implements the Climate and Forest Project in Kafa.
Ministry of Agriculture
The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) acts as focal ministry for the project and is a long-standing partner of NABU in Ethiopia.
The Ethiopian Institute of Biodiversity is the responsible institution to ensure the appropriate conservation and utilization of the country’s biodiversity and acts as focal point for the CBD.
Ministry of Science and Technology
The MoST is a close cooperation partner of NABU in projects in Ethiopian biosphere reserves. The Ministry explicitly supports the current Biodiversity project. In 2009 a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between MoST, NABU and UNESCO.
SNNPR – Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional State
The project area Kafa Zone lies in the SNNPR State. Therefore NABU signed a project agreement with the SNNPR state, namely:
Bureau of Finance and Economic Development
Bureau of Agriculture
Bureau of Women´s, Children´s and Youth Affairs
Agency of Mines and Energy
Bureau of Culture and Tourism
The Bureau of Finance and Economic development (BoFED) is mandated to coordinate and oversee the programmes of charities and societies in the region and the various line bureaus and departments are collaborating with NABU for the successful implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the different project activities.
Kafa Zone Administration
The Kafa Zone Administration is a long-standing partner of NABU and fully supports the implementation of the project in many different ways:
The Kafa Zone Department of Agriculture is in charge of the implementation of the Ranger Program and the Reforestation component.
The Kafa Zone Department for Water, Mines and Energy supports the project component alternative energy and energy-saving Stoves.
In the area of Ecotourism promotion NABU works together with the Kafa Zone Culture, Tourism & Government Communication Department.
Kafa Forest Bee Products Development and marketing Cooperative
Ethiopian Wildlife and natural History Society (EWNHS)
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
- Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) / Sustainable development of the protected area system of Ethiopia (SDPASE)
- Environment and Coffee Forest Forum
- Kafa Forest Coffee Farmers‘ Cooperatives Union
- Kafa Development Association (KDA)
- Wildlife Works Carbon
- Original Food
- Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW)
- GEO schützt den Regenwald e.V.
- Various research institutions such as:
- University of Applied Sciences Eberswalde
- Addis Ababa University
- Wondo Genet Forestry College
- Bonga Agricultural Research Institute
- Jimma University.
Ethiopia is a globally significant biodiversity hotspot and is considered to be one of the world's most species-rich countries. The last remaining highland forests have been identified as particularly valuable key ecosystems. However, they have declined dramatically in size. more →