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A recent study Conducted in Addis Ababa found out that existing environmental policies, strategies, regulations, proclamations, laws, and implementations in the city were facing major challenges in terms of weak accountability, the poor enforcement of regulation, and the failure to involve key actors, especially NGOs, communities, and private sectors; these failures were characterized by weak institutional setup and a lack of formal systems allowing actors (private sectors, communities, and NGOs) to interact to respond to climate change. Hence, climate change governance was ineffective in terms of accountability, participation, law enforcement, equity, institutions, the role of actors, and partnership. Thus, the Addis Ababa City Environmental Protection and Green Development Commission should give more emphasis to the coordination of other actors (NGOs, communities, private sectors, and research institutions) to respond to climate change in the city. In addition, the commission should provide training to the lower layers of experts and mobilise the community for climate change response, particularly in the undertaking of adaptation measures. Furthermore, Addis Ababa City administrators should give due attention to climate change response through an established strong accountability system to enforce regulation, rules, proclamations, laws, policies, and strategies in different sectors.

 

(Source: Addis, T.L.; Birhanu, B.S.;Italemahu, T.Z. Effectiveness of Urban Climate Change Governance in Addis Ababa City, Ethiopia. Urban Sci. 2022, 6, 64.https://doi.org/10.3390/urbansci6030064)

A crew from Mayors Migration Council has met all stakeholders implementing the GCF project in Addis
Ababa on 21.03.2022. The agendum was to discuss about the project’s implementation status, and to
decide the adequacy of the fund allocated for the proposed project. During the stakeholders’ meet, key
decision was made with regard to the implementation of the construction of septic tank and sewer lines.
In the decision process, the representatives from Addis Ababa Fire and Disaster Risk Management
Commission, the Addis Ababa Water and Sewer Authority and the Addis Ababa City Job Enterprise and
Industry Bureau have been participated. As a result, the implementation of the construction of septic
tank and sewer lines was waived since the budget was not sufficient. At the same time, the team has
jointly approved that the proposed fund be used only for the provision of clean water and for the
improvement of IDP’s livelihood initiatives. Moreover, the crew has visited the project site and held a
fruitful discussion with the community representatives and the IDP. The implementing institutions also
pledged to make all institutional arrangements to complete the project effectively and efficiently before
the end of the project life.

Addis Ababa City Administration has got a fund equivalent to 174,000.00USD under the Global Cities Fund for Inclusive Pandemic Response Initiative from the Mayors Migration Council. The fund will be used for livelihood improvement and entrepreneurship training, construction of septic tank, sewer and water lines to support migrants and internally displaced people settled around Akaki Sub-City. The project owner is Addis Ababa City Fire and Disaster Risk Management Commission. The Addis Ababa Job Enterprise and Industry Development Bureau is in charge of implementing the livelihood related initiatives, while Addis Ababa City Water and Sewer Authority is responsible to implement the construction of septic tanks, secondary and lateral sewer lines as well as water lines. The project is a one year project which will be closed on October 2022. The project is officially launched by the Mayor’s Office. The preparation of site plan, the design and specification for the construction activities is undergoing.  The Mayors Migration Council is closely monitoring the implementation process together with its strategic partner and the City Government. The project will benefit households ranging from 1200 to 1700 upon its completion.  The success of the project relies on the commitment of the implementing agencies and the timely support given from the Mayor’s Office.

Urban October is a month of exciting meetings, discussions and events focusing the world’s attention on urban
issues and sustainable development. Individuals, organizations, cities, communities, and governments at every
level are encouraged to take part in activities that highlight the challenges and solutions relating to cities, towns
and communities. Urban October starts with World Habitat Day and ends with World Cities Day. This year World
Habitat Day will open the month-long celebrations with a virtual event on Monday 4 October under the 2021 theme
Accelerating urban action for a carbon-free world. We will end the month with World Cities Day on 31 October
with the theme Adapting Cities for Climate Resilience. UN-Habitat invites everyone concerned with promoting
sustainable cities and communities to join in the celebration

The Feasibility Assessment is the first step in a well-defined project cycle of designing, capacitating, and establishing a prospective Water Fund. It is a critical step in informing the key stakeholders whether to invest in the next steps of the process.

A Water Fund for the Addis Ababa City and key watersheds in the Oromia Region could play a key role in the water security challenges facing the area. A Water Fund could make a transformational contributions to Developing a shared and feasible vision of Water Security needs that creates cohesive water-related decision making, and Offering an attractive vehicle for pooling a multitude of resources to ensure the continuity of investment to protect and conserve water resources.

The Feasibility Phase has two primary objectives, firstly, to determine if a Water Fund is an appropriate and feasible mechanism to improve water security for the citizens of Addis Ababa, in partnership with Oromia Regional State. Next, is to recommend whether to proceed with the water fund design and other stages.

Based on this the Assessment Concluded that water fund is appropriate to solve water security in Addis and the designing and creation phase is on plan to start.

The Addis Ababa City Administration and @Global Resilient Cities Network (GRCN) are delighted to invite you to the official release of Addis Ababa’s first-ever #Resilience Strategy.

Join us alongside his Excellency Mayor Takele Uma Benti and our partners to celebrate this important milestone in Addis Ababa’s resilience journey.

Tuesday, 30 June 2020 │ 3:00 to 4:30 PM Addis Ababa time

 

Register here: https://bit.ly/addisresilience

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