On behalf of the Addis Ababa City Resilience Project Office (AACRPO), I would like to forward my Happy 2014 Ethiopian New Year message to all residents of Addis Ababa. 

My Happy New Year message is also particularly extended to all global partners and stakeholders who are working very closely with Resilient Addis to realize the vision of making Addis a safe, connected, and thriving city.

The project office, however, has not yet started to operate at its full capacity to address the aggregate challenges of Addis Ababa City due to institutional, legal, and financial constraints.

Since its establishment in November 2017, AACRPO has achieved significant key milestones, some of the key achievements include the development of its ever first city-wide Resilient Strategy and the implementation of top priority resilience initiatives in collaboration with the City stakeholders and partners.

Besides, the feasibility study for the establishment of Water Fund in Addis is one of the key initiatives launched with the support of GRCN and TNC to solve water security problems in Addis Ababa, while the MMC project is also another priority initiative on progress and that will be launched starting from September 2021 to reducing the impacts of Covid-19 on IDPs in Addis Ababa.

Last but not the least, the initiatives in the strategy are mainstreamed and included in the city ten years perspective plan for its successful implementation, and the preparation of bankable proposals to help stakeholders secure funds for successful implementation of initiatives in the resilience strategy is underway.

Finally, I would like to call on all the stakeholders, development partners, and donors to join hands together in building global resilience and to support the effort of making Addis and its residents more resilient and prosperous.

Let us together make the Future of Addis Better!!

Wishing you a Happy 2014 Ethiopian New Year!!!

MogesTadesse (PhD)

Chief Resilience Officer (CRO)

Addis Ababa Resilient Project Office

Addis Ababa’s Resilience Journey

Addis Ababa’s Resilience Journey

Addis Ababa is the largest city in Ethiopia and home to 25% of the country’s urban population. Population growth fueled by rural migration puts the city on pace to double in size within 15 years, straining existing public services, especially including clean water and sanitation. Recent measures to increase resilience include the development of a BRT line to alleviate urban congestion and public work programs to address an unemployment rate above 22%.

Rapid urbanization has also increased the risk of deadly fires in Addis Ababa. Many of these residential occur in informal settlements, making it harder for emergency responders to contain fires once they start.

Addis Ababa’s Resilience Challenge

Inadequate Public Transportation Systems
Disease Outbreak
Infrastructure Failure
Rainfall Flooding
Water Insecurity


The project office will create resilience building program, specifically designed to break down existing barriers at the local level, account for pre-existing resilience plans, and create partnerships, alliances, and financing mechanisms that will address the resilience vulnerabilities of all city residents.

Our Vision

To see a resilient city in 2023 that can withstand shocks and stresses the city faces.

Our Mission

By creating partnership globally and regionally and with different developmental partners create a resilient Addis Ababa that can withstand the environmental economical and social challenges.

Our Values

Accountability, Participatory, Scientificness, Exemplary,Transparency, Competence, Excellence





In December 2016 Addis Ababa is selected as one of the 100 Resilient Cities out of 1,000 competitive cities by the Rockefeller Foundation. The 100 Resilient Cities Network  would help Addis be a good model to various cities as it has been investing massively putting in place eco-friendly infrastructure and creating thousands of jobs in the booming construction.

3600000Population as of 2013

647Built-up Land Area Square KM

3Urban Land Expansion Rate per Year

30000Max Density People per Square Meter

Resilience is about surviving and thriving, regardless of the challenge


Email us with any questions, inquires or call. We would be happy to answer your questions and set up a meeting with you.
Address: Arat Kilo, Behind Tourist Hotel
Phone: 251-111-265-840
Email: info@resilientaddis.org
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