Sustainable Industrial Clusters in Ethiopia




2021- 2025

Business Area:

Private sector development, sustainability, business linkages Industrial Parks, textile, green business.

Project Description:
In line with the Ethiopian transformation agenda, the United Kingdom and German governments are supporting the country’s pathway towards industrialisation by implementing a joint project named Sustainable Industrial Clusters (S.I.C.). The project will be implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH under a co-financing agreement between the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) of the UK and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The S.I.C. project’s objective is to promote sustainable growth and decent jobs in Ethiopia’s manufacturing sector in industrial clusters. In line with Ethiopia’s industrial development strategy the S.I.C. project aims to support Ethiopia in positioning itself not only as Africa’s manufacturing hub.
Services provided:
CEFE International (CI), with its consortium partner Sofies and subcontractors Taya Consult and Africa Rising, provides and coordinates a talented pool of 6 key experts on economicS, environmental and social dimensions as well as more than 30 short-term experts.

With the experts’ advisory services, CI supports S.I.C. on the ground in addressing current challenges Industrial Parks face around promoting compliance with international social and environmental standards while fostering job-effective growth.

CEFE International will thus contribute to closing the gap between results and aspirations of the parks by tackling issues such as: improving park operations, the satisfaction of labour, environmental and social regulatory framework and their enforcement, as well as business linkages into the broader economy.
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