Ethiopia’s Response To Climate Change And Gender

The Government of Ethiopia is committed to being gender-responsive in its policies and programmes. For instance, women currently fill half of the leadership roles in government, and gender units have been established within key ministries to jointly plan, implement, and monitor and evaluate various programmes in the country. However, government officials recognise that more work still needs to be done to fully integrate gender and other social inclusion considerations into development policies and practice. This includes making Ethiopia’s flagship Climate-Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) Strategy and its National Adaptation Plan (NAP), more attuned to the needs of women and their talents. The initial assessment identifies to what extent gender has been mainstreamed into Ethiopia’s climate change policy, programmes, budget and monitoring and evaluation frameworks. It focuses on two lead federal organisations responsible for coordinating climate change actions in Ethiopia; namely the Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission (EFCCC), and the Ministry of Finance (MoF).