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Baro-Akobo-Sobat development programme

May 2012 - The Eastern Nile Technical Regional Office (ENTRO, the technical arm of the Nile Basin Initiative, received a € 2 million grant for a development study to support investment efforts to finance the Baro-Akobo-Sobat development programme. The region holds tremendous potential for the cooperative development of water resources, if enhanced, promises significant socio-economic impacts that can reduce poverty.


Utilization of solar and wind energy for rural water supply in Ethiopia

January 2009 - The Government of Ethiopia received a €2 million grant to promote and pilot the use of solar and wind energy for water pumping in rural areas of Ethiopia, and initiate development of a long-term investment in these technologies under the Universal Access Programme (UAP) where they are appropriate and most suitable. The project is expected to result in an increased and sustained supply of water at lower financial, economic, environmental and social costs than with fossil fuel powered pumping systems for rural water supply in Ethiopia.


Development of waste management businesses to improve sanitation services in Arba Minch, Ethiopia

Arba Minch is one of the major cities in Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Regional States and located app. 500 km south of the capital Addis Ababa. Sanitation is a major issue for the municipality - inappropriate waste collection, treatment and disposal techniques are some of the main reasons of this sanitation crisis, jointly with a lack of demand from households.


Support for the development of water information and knowledge systems

October 2006 -The Government of Ethiopia received a €500,000 grant to kick-start the establishment of a national information management system, strengthen existing processes to manage water quantity and quality data, reinforce applied research and improved water information ICT infrastructure. The project is aimed at addressing the water data and information needs of the country to facilitate the planning, implementation, monitoring, sustainable management and development of the country’s water resources.