Ethiopia & China Establish Joint Research Centre to Spur RE Development in Ethiopia

China and Ethiopia have launched a joint research and extension centre supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to fast-track renewable energy development in Ethiopia, a country situated in the Horn of Africa.

The Joint Research and Extension Center is expected to serve as a research, training and demonstration platform to enhance the capacity to access renewable energy technologies and facilitate the realization of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

With financial support from the Ministry of Commerce of China, the UNDP in collaboration with the Ministry of Water and Energy of Ethiopia (MoWE), the Administrative Center for China’s Agenda 21, an affiliated entity of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, and China Agricultural University (CAU) is implementing a Biogas, Biomass and Solar Trilateral Cooperation Project (transitioning to sustainable energy uses in the agro-industry. The project primarily envisaged supporting renewable energy technology dissemination and scale-up for Ethiopia’s climate-resilient growth.