Stakeholder Workshop Air Quality Roadmap of Ethiopia

A joint initiative of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Centre for Science and Environment, India

Harmony Hotel, Addis Ababa

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia organised a Stakeholder Workshop on Air quality road map of Ethiopia and agenda for Clean Air Action Plan on March 18-19, 2016 in Addis Ababa. This was a follow up of September 8, 2015 workshop organised by both the partner organisations in which air quality and transportation challenges in Addis Ababa/Ethiopia were discussed with the concerned stakeholders and a clean air action plan was recommended. The MEFCC asked CSE to prepare a road map on air quality monitoring and management. CSE prepared the Urban Air Quality in Ethiopia: Guidance Framework for Clean Air Action for the MEFCC based on the local information, CSE’s expertise and global best practices. This two-day workshop deliberated on the CSE’s Guidance Framework for Air Quality Management in Ethiopia followed by a very brief session on the project proposal by Worku Tefera.

This workshop brought together stakeholders representing the concerned Ministries/agencies/departments dealing with air quality, vehicle technology, fuel quality, mobility related issues along with academia, experts, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), industry and media. Eighty participants actively participated in the deliberations. In addition to CSE representatives, the other participants were from MEFCC, Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA), Ethiopian Environment and Forest Research Institute (EEFRI), Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy of Ethiopia (MoWIE), Solid Waste Recycling and Disposal Project Office, The Ethiopian Food, Medicine and Health Care Administration and Control Authority, Chemical and Construction Inputs Industry Development Institute, Ministry of Transport (MoT), Federal Ministry of Health, National Meteorology Agency (NMA), Addis Ababa University-School of Public Health, Addis Ababa Science and Technology University, World Health Organization, Ministry of Industry (MoI), Ethiopian Petroleum Supply Enterprise (EPSE), Addis Ababa Health Bureau, Lifan Motor, Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development (EiABC), Addis Ababa Environmental Protection Agency, Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), African Development Bank (AfDB), Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority (ERCA) etc.

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