Global Green Growth Institute to Establish Regional Office in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa September 05/2018 Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has signed an accord with Ethiopian government on Tuesday to open its regional office in Addis Ababa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

 Speaking at the signing ceremony, State Minister of Foreign affairs, Afework Kassu lauded the Global Green Growth Institute’s decision to open its regional office in the capital.

Stating that Ethiopia’s significant efforts dedicated at building climate resilient green economy, the decision by GGGI to commission a regional office would display Ethiopia’s leading role in environment friendly development trajectory in Africa.

Moreover, the agreement inked to establish the original office aims at facilitating key systemic transformations in the economy and generate innovative ideas towards the full implementation of a climate resilient green economy strategy.

Dexippos Agourides, GGGI’s General Manager for Africa and Middle East said Ethiopia has done well in the process of building green economy, adding that this was the reason why Ethiopia was chosen by the Institute.

As Ethiopia is also a founding member of the Global Green Growth Institute, the country has been striving to build a green and environment friendly economy, he said.

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is a treaty-based international organization with headquarter in Seoul, South Korea.

With its 27 member countries worldwide, GGGI is dedicated to supporting and promoting strong, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in developing countries.