Client: Ministry of Environment and Forest
Project: Promoting Autonomous Adaptation at the Community Level in Ethiopia

Start Date: June 2012
Completion Date: November 2013
Echnoserve recently completed this project and it was executed by the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MEF) and UNDP Ethiopia in four regions of the country and also in the capital city, Addis Ababa with the view of contributing the resilience of community towards climate change .Echnoserve has completed the project task and developed two local adaptation plans and handover the final endorsed documents to the UNDP Project office. Training has been given for selected government staffs from four regions with a special emphasis on climate change basics & impacts, identifying local climate vulnerabilities, designing local adaption plan and monitoring & evaluation.

Client: Addis Ababa Environmental Protection Authority (AAEPA)
Project Title: Addis Ababa Green Enterprises Capacity Gap Assessment

Start Date: November 4, 2013 Completion date: January 2, 2014 This study was conducted to assess the capacity gap of existing and newly established green enterprises working in Addis Ababa specifically to Akaki Kality subcity Woreda 03 and Yeka subcity Woreda 01. The study conducted an assessment of technological, technical gaps, financial, human resource and Information gaps. The aim of this study was to identify capacity gaps of green enterprises to plan and implement the nationally developed guideline to promote autonomous adaptation at community level. The study was conducted using survey interviews, focus group discussions, interview with key informants, site visits, observations and related secondary data.

Client: Swedish Energy Agency
Project: Pilot CDM- PDD Development

The aim of the project was to build local capacity in CDM – PDD development. Echnoserve was selected to develop a POA-DD on urban composing. The PDD looked at the potential of reducing GHG emissions in urban solid waste through composing. The PDD calculated GHG emission baseline as well as Certified Emission Reduction (CER) potential in eight cities. A generic CPA and one CPA for Addis Ababa were also developed.

Client: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), UK
Project Title: Political Economy of Climate Resilient Development, Ethiopia Country Study

Start Date: 2012
Completion Date: On going ( July, 2015)
With a focus on CRGE, this project explores and analyzes the political economy of climate resilient development planning in Ethiopia; alongside Nepal, Bangladesh and Rwanda. It is financed by DFID and jointly implemented by International Institute for Environment and Development with collaboration of Echnoserve. It looks specifically at how actors have been bringing together policy agendas around climate resilience and green economy (CRGE), how they are designing the climate financial landscape to support a transition to a CRGE pathway and the development effectiveness Climate Investment Fund. The study programme aims to contribute to on-going CRGE development planning and implementation.

Client: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), UK
Project Title: Tracking Adaptation and Measuring Development (TAMD); Piloting on Sustainable Land Management Program (SLMP) Woredas

Start Date: Sept. 2013
Completion Date: Aug 2014
This project executed by Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), IIED and Echnoserve contribute to track adaption through the framework called Tracking Adaptation and Measuring Development. It has evaluated adaptation success as a combination of how widely and well countries or institutions manage climate risks and how successful adaptation interventions are in reducing climate vulnerability and in keeping development on course. It envisaged to use this framework to measure and evaluate the success of Sustainable Land management project 1(SLMP 1).

Client: Ministry of Environment and Forest
Project: Agricultural Sector NAMA

Start Date: April 2013
Completion Date: September 2014
Through funding from UNEP/Reso Center, Echnoserve is preparing a NAMA (for implementation) on addressing the problem of land degradation in Ethiopian highland areas (>1500 meters). The NAMA is prepared for four regions (Oromia, Amhara, Tigray and SNNPR) by mainly focusing on agro-forestry and afforestation development to reduce GHG emission in the agriculture sector. The NAMA provides estimated GHG emission under the current baseline and BAU for the next fifteen years. It also estimates GHG emission through the two activities and includes MRV component. It provides the estimated GHG emission reduction and integrates market development and capacity building as well.

Client: World Resources Institute (WRI), USA
Project: Gap Assessment [Protocol] on Measurement & Performance Tracking

The objective of this task was to collect information to support WRI in the development of new guidelines, tools and/or case studies regarding themes related to GHG measurement and performance tracking. Echnoserve and WRI developed a set of questionnaire that was divided in several sections National Institutions, Information Collection and National GHG Inventory Systems, Policy Accounting, International Reporting and Performance Tracking, Business, Electricity Sector, Forestry & Land Use GHG Accounting. After the necessary data was collected, Echnoserve prepared an extensive report containing a compiled summary of the responses obtained with the interviews.

Client: World Resources Institute, Washington DC
Project: Identification and Assessment of Institutions and Linkage for MRV

The main goal of this project was to identify and map out key institutional actors and their arrangements in the CRGE sectors and subsectors as well as assess the MRV capacity and needs related to the CRGE. In addition the assignment looked at other MRV needs and plans such as the National Inventory (2nd National Communication), CDM and NAMA. Echnoserve has taken the role to map out the key actors, institutional arrangements and MRV needs and later conducted survey through one on one meeting with key individuals in each sector and subsector. There was a validation workshop on the national inventory process and based on the feedbacks adjustments were made to final documents.

Client: OECD (Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development), Paris, France
Project Title: Ethiopian Inclusive Green Growth – County Study.

Start Date: October 2011
Completion Date: Feb 2012
This is a project undertaken by OECD to study countries integrating climate resilience into growth planning. The study looked at Ethiopia on how the theoretical insights from the literature can be put into practice by identifying examples of successful reforms that have met the twin objectives of supporting growth and building resilience and by identifying potential future areas for action. The study builds on the CRGE and look at political priority, technical feasibility and inclusion of CRGE. Echnoserve played a leading role in organizing and facilitating the study by identifying key stakeholders and participated in data gathering, background note and preparation of national meeting.

Client: Japan Ministry of Environment
Project: Study on Potential Carbon Projects on Biogas and Solar Home System

Start Date: April 2012
Completion Date: Jan 2013
The aim of the project was to identify potential carbon finance (CDM) project in biogas and solar home system. Task conducted includes assessment of current biogas program including pilot data collection. And after identifying gaps, the project designed hand-on MRV training program with Oromia BoWE and EPA and developed model MRV documents (monitoring design, monitoring report and verification) for the National Biogas Program as well as conducted two different training workshops on MRV.

Client: ENDA Ethiopia
Project Title: Baseline Assessment of Informal Waste Collectors

Start Date: June 2011
Completion Date: Sept 2012
Echnoserve’s other field work experience includes working for ENDA-Ethiopia on EU funded project on baseline assessment of informal waste collectors. Through funding from EU, this study identified the main challenges of waste pickers/collectors in Addis Ababa and provides a recommendation for improvement. Thus, the research focused on assessing the working and health conditions of waste pre-collectors and recyclers in Addis Ababa. The study also looked at the socio-demographic profile of pre-collectors. The investigation furthermore looked at the socio-demographic profile of pre-collectors. The study was conducted using survey interviews, focus group discussions, interview with key informants, site visits, observations and related secondary data.