CAIF Partner Cities
Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia and represents the political and economic hub of the country. The population of the city as at 2010 was projected at 3,009,130growing at an annual rate of 2.1% (Atlas of Urban Expansion, 2016). Addis Ababa is noted to be among the fastest growing metropolises in Africa; consequently, the city is facing the common problems associated with rapid urban growth including inadequate transport infrastructure and services, energy supply insufficiency, and challenges encountered with urban waste management (Ethiopia Ministry of Transport, 2011). The dominant economic activity in Addis Ababa is trade and commerce. Other economic sectors which offer most employment opportunities in the city include: manufacturing and industry, home making, civil administration, transport and communication (Government of Ethiopia, 2018). The UN-Habitat, reporting on the state of Addis Ababa in 2017, noted that there has been rapid economic development in the city over the years; and that the service sector continues to dominate the city’s economy (UN-Habitat, 2017).
examples of publications
Policy Environment paper: Ethiopia
This paper highlights policy measures adopted by the Ethiopian government in delivering on its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) communicated to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The paper reviews mitigation and adaptation efforts of the government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change impacts in the context of the New Urban Agenda. The paper also presents an overview of the transport, energy and waste sectors and highlights policy strategies and actions implemented by the city of Addis Ababa in the promotion of sustainable and environmentally-sound development.
City example: Addis Abeba