Ethiopian farmer gathers her crops

Ethiopia in north east Africa has a population of over 94 million people. Much of the country is vulnerable to erratic rainfall, leading to chronic food insecurity in many parts of the country. Despite this, Ethiopia has made great strides to reduce poverty and promote growth.

We work with the Ethiopian government, UN agencies and a range of non-governmental organisations to ensure poor rural households are protected and have resources to cope better in times of food shortages and that mothers and children live healthier lives.‌

Local updates

New Climate Change and Development Learning Platform website launch

The new website design puts climate action up front and centre. Also the other principle objectives of 'A Better World' i.e. Gender Equality, Governance and Reducing Humanitarian Need are emphasised.

2nd Experience into Policy Influence Workshop

15 May 2018

Irish Aid's key implementing partners and IIED held a 2nd workshop in Addis Ababa to bring together evidence of effectiveness in livelihood programming.  The progress made so far will be presenred at the Community Based Adaptation Workshop being held in Malawi next month.  

Completion of Longitudinal Surveys Around Lake Hawassa

10 May 2018

Echnoserve and IIED visited households and communities around Lake Hawassa to conduct the 6th and final survey to track the impact of Irish Aid's climate resilient livelihoods programs.  The findings from the past 3 years will be available later in the summer.   


Key Ethiopia resources


Climate Risk Assessment- Ethiopia


Understanding local climate priorities: applying a gender and generation focus


Principles of Locally Led Adaptation


climate ket sheet biodiversity


Climate Key Sheet Governance


Climate Key Sheet Drylands