In 2010, the Czech Government declared Ethiopia as the only African country among the five priority countries of the Czech Official Development Cooperation, with health, education, water supply and sanitation, agriculture, forestry and fishing and disaster prevention and preparedness as priority sectors.
The financial value of development projects implemented in Ethiopia in the period 2000-2013 reaches nearly 6 millions EUR.
The Czech Republic has had a significant presence in Ethiopia since 2001, providing assistance especially in education and water management and, to a lesser degree, in agriculture and social development. The Czech Development Cooperation with Ethiopia is mostly concentrated in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People´s Region (SNNPR).
Bilateral projects form the major part of the Czech Development Cooperation. These long-term development projects fight poverty, improve living standards and build capacity. Projects are designed in close cooperation with local partners in order to meet the needs of beneficiaries.
Identification , formulation, implementation and evaluation of bilateral projects is coordinated by the Czech Development Agency (CZDA), which finds implementing bodies among Czech NGOs, universities and private companies through declaring grants and public procurement.
The ongoing bilateral projects are based on development cooperation program for the period 2012-2017 under the Memorandum of Understanding on Development Cooperation between the Czech Republic and Ethiopia. All development activities of the Czech Development Cooperation are also designed to meet the goals of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to support the Ethiopian Growth and Transformation Program - GTP).
Geographically, most of the projects are implemented in the South Nations , Nationalities and People's Region (SNNPR).
Bilateral projects of the Czech Development Cooperation are implemented in the following sectors:
• Water supply and sanitation
• Agriculture, forestry and fishery
• Disaster prevention and preparedness
Between 2000 to 2013, the following bilateral projects were successfully implemented:
|Sector||Project Title||Implementing Body||Location||Year||Amount (CZK)|
|Education||Supporting implementation of modern teaching technics in the Ethiopian educational system||Peeople In Need||Alaba and Awassa, SNNPR region||2003-2007||23 175 000|
|Provision of education and care for orphans with AIDS and their economic and social stabilisation in society||Peeople In Need||Awassa, SNNPR region||2004-2006||14 690 000|
|Extension of secondary school in Awassa and support of students (orphans with AIDS)||Peeople In Need||Awassa, SNNPR region||2007-2009||4 112 000|
|Supporting implementation of modern teaching methods in primary and secondary education in Ethiopia||Peeople In Need||Addis Ababa||2008-2010||12 100 000|
|Increasing Accessibility and Quality of Vocational Education of Leather production and tannery sector in Ethiopia||Peeople In Need||Addis Abeba and Awassa, SNNPR region||2011-2013||9 000 000|
|Increasing quality and relevance of education on primary and teacher education colleges in Ethiopia||Peeople In Need||Addis Ababa and SNNPR region||2011-2013||11 000 000|
|Health||Integrated project on family planning and HIV/AIDS prevention||Peeople In Need||SNNPR region||2 008||3 437 000|
|Support to the Alaba-Kulito hospital: enhanced healthcare in Alaba||ADRA Czech Republic||Alaba region, SNNPR region||2011-2013 (extended)||6 700 143|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery||Anti-erosion measures in Awassa lake surronding||Peeople In Need||Awassa, SNNPR region||2008-2010||7 000 000|
|Suistainable management of soil, forest and water resources as a pilot model for community development of Southern Ethiopia||Mendelova Univerzita Brno||SNNPR region||2010-2012||11 600 000|
|Sustainable management of natural resources and support of small farmers' livelihoods||Caritas Czech Republic||Kachabirra Woreda, Kembata Tembaro zone, SNNPR region||06/2011-12/2013||11 000 000|
|Water Supply and Sanitation||Hydrological study of the western lowlands and adjacent highlands of Ethiopia||Aquatest||West Ethiopia||2001-2005||5 600 000|
|Improvement of drinking water accessibility in Southwest regions of Ethiopia||Peeople In Need||Souhtwest Ethiopia||2003-2004||5 790 000|
|Groundwater resources investigation in drought stricken areas of Ethiopia||Aquatest||East Shawa, North Shawa, South Wello||2006-2009||6 872 000|
|Improving accessibility to potable water in Alaba Special Woreda||Peeople In Need||Alaba, SNNPR region||2007-2009||162 000|
|Evaluation of implementation of ZRS CZ in water management and sanitation in SNNPR region||Akses||SNNPR region||2011||980 000|
|Capacity Building in the Field of Engineering Geology and Hydrology in Ethiopia||Aquatest||Ethiopia||2010-2012||6 769 120|
|Sustainable management of water schemes in Alaba special woreda||Peeople In Need||Alaba, SNNPR region||2011-2013||6 000 000|
|Geofyzikální průzkum oblasti Sidama||Sidama Association - Water Supply II.||Sidama zone, SNNPR region||2013||1 934 000|
|Social Infrastructure and Welfare||Introduction of low cost environment friendly construction materials for school construction||Peeople In Need||SNNPR region||2 006||143 000|
|Community-based rehabilitation project for children and youth with disabilities in teh North Gondar Zone||Light for the World||North Gondar, Amhara region||2009-2010||3 464 000|
|Total budget of bilateral projects untill 2013 (in CZK)||151 528 263|