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Sector Waste
Focus area
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Type of action Strategy/Policy
Scope National
Stage Under development
Submitted to UNFCCC registry No
Start of initiative 2016
Financing and support details
Financing status Seeking financing
Total cost US$ 50.204 mln
Financing requested
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Financing received to-date US$ 6.667 mln
Principal source of financing Multilateral
Principal type of financing Grant
Capacity building required Yes
Technology transfer required Yes
Additional information
Proponent(s) Ministry of Urban Development, Housing, Ministry of Environment and Forest
International funder(s) GEF
Organization providing technical support
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This NAMA aims to promote significantly greater use of Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) and Urban Green Infrastructure (UGI) approaches in Ethiopian cities and towns in alignment with the national Growth and Transformation Plan for the urban sector.

Activities: (2016 - 2020)
The GEF approved funding for the development and implementation of the NAMA in August 2016. In this project, the main components are:

  • The establishment of the regulatory and legal framework, institutional and coordination mechanisms, and tools for supporting the national policy environment for integrating ISWM and UGI within urban systems
  • The development of a market-based system and support to Micro & Small Enterprises (MSEs) to promote sustainable production and utilisation of compost
  • Preparation of NAMA documents
  • Integration of UGI and ISWM in urban systems, including design and implementation in 6 cities and towns (Adama, Bahir Dar, Bishoftu, Dire Dawa, Hawassa and Mekelle)

A COMPOST NAMA will be developed with the goal of scaling-up the proposed GEF project. It includes (1) compost production using displaced landfill organic waste; (2) substitution of chemical fertilisers in urban greenery (urban agriculture, green spaces, nurseries and peri-urban forests) for compost; (3) urban and peri-urban reforestation of degraded land; (4) displacement of non-renewable fuelwood by renewable biomass generated from managed forests; and (5) implementation of the Fukuoka method for semi-aerobic landfill treatment. A Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) scheme will also be established and linked with Ethiopia’s Cities Prosperity Index (ECPI).

Impact and MRV

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Cumulative GHG reductions: 750 MtCO2e
Mitigative capacity:

No information has been provided on mitigative capacity


Social: * improved landscapes
  • better hygiene
  • reduction of bad odors
  • increased frequency of waste collection for households
Economic: * energy recovery
  • job creation
  • healthier agricultural products and improved yields
Environmental: * biodiversity
  • water-food-ecosystems security
  • disposal and reduction of releases of POPs, ODS and mercury
  • avoided methane emissions

MRV Framework:
No MRV plan has been defined



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