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PSI and Addis Ababa City Government EPA sign MoU

Policy Studies Institute and Addis Ababa City Government Environmental Protection Authority signed a Memorandum of Understanding on December 5, 2022 at the premises of PSI.

During the signing ceremony of the MoU, H. E. Professor Beyene Petros, Executive General Director of PSI, said that PSI is one of the pioneer public policy research institutes in Ethiopia. The Institute, according to Professor Beyene, has 14 departments dedicated to the research and study of various social and economic aspects of public policy. Professor Beyene explained that PSI works with many government institutes to formulate new policies and revise existing policies

Professor Beyene said that PSI assists many government organizations to critically examine their policies and provide assistance to the organizations. In addition, Professor Beyene explained that PSI is working on more in-depth evidence-based policy research and analysis. The Institute also makes policy recommendations to the government. Professor Beyene also pointed out that PSI receives grants from local and international donors in addition to the government budget. Finally, Professor Beyene stressed that if the MoU is implemented well, it will help protect Addis Ababa from various forms of pollution and make the city green. He added that the MoU also helps the two institutions work in an institutionalized framework rather than individual networks. It also helps us to safeguard the interests of the two institutions and protect the national interest.

Similarly, the Addis Ababa City Government Environmental Protection Authority's Manager, Dida Diriba, said that his institute is working to rid Addis Ababa of all forms of pollution, green the environment, and protect natural resources from any destruction. The Institute also orders all organizations, factories and industries operating in Addis Ababa to conduct environmental and social impact assessment to make their operations environmentally friendly. Mr. Dida said that the Institute has also urged various institutions to conduct either a full, partial or no environmental or social impact assessment depending on their nature. Mr. Dida also said that already established organizations operating in Addis Ababa that did not have environmental and social impact assessment documents are also ordered to conduct a new environmental and social impact assessment. He added that the authority requires all governmental, private and non-governmental organizations, including hotels, universities, industries and factories, to strictly comply with the environmental impact assessment, and the authority verifies whether they operate according to the guidelines of the assessment or not. The institute regularly checks whether they are behaving correctly or not.

Mr. Dida also explained that the Authority requires new organizations to have an environmental management guide. The manager said that conducting an environmental impact assessment is costly for the owner of an organization, but very helpful for citizens. The F.D.R. E. The Constitution also emphasizes that everyone has the right to live in a clean and healthy environment. Mr. Dida also emphasized that many industries in Addis Ababa, such as the leather, textile, plastic and metal industries, are damaging the environment. The toxic wastes and liquids produced by these industries pollute the environment. The toxic liquid wastes are very dangerous to the environment. The agency also works in the field of research and regulation. The manager said that the proclamations, regulations and guidelines must support the regulatory aspect. Mr. Dida said the authority has regulations for air and water pollution.

Mr. Dida said that Ethiopia's population is booming and this will lead to high pollution if protective measures are not taken. He stressed that the MoU will help the environmental protection authority to pass decisions and environmental policies based on research-based evidence, and that his institute plans to set up a laboratory to study pollution problems in the city. He also stressed that the downstream part of Addis Ababa is the most affected by pollution and environmental degradation, while the upstream part of Addis Ababa is not. However, the manager stressed that regardless of whether people live in the highlands or downstream, as long as they eat food produced downstream, they all become victims of toxic waste. Pollution affects everyone.

In conclusion, both Professor Beyene Petros and Mr. Dida stressed that the MoU, which focuses on environmental research, evaluation and monitoring, must be implemented within the time specified in the MoU and that the people of Addis Ababa must live in an environmentally friendly, green and clean environment.
Policy Studies Institute and Addis Ababa City Government Environmental Protection Authority signed a Memorandum of Understanding on December 5, 2022 at the premises of PSI.

During the signing ceremony of the MoU, H. E. Professor Beyene Petros, Executive General Director of PSI, said that PSI is one of the pioneer public policy research institutes in Ethiopia. The Institute, according to Professor Beyene, has 14 departments dedicated to the research and study of various social and economic aspects of public policy. Professor Beyene explained that PSI works with many government institutes to formulate new policies and revise existing policies

Professor Beyene said that PSI assists many government organizations to critically examine their policies and provide assistance to the organizations. In addition, Professor Beyene explained that PSI is working on more in-depth evidence-based policy research and analysis. The Institute also makes policy recommendations to the government. Professor Beyene also pointed out that PSI receives grants from local and international donors in addition to the government budget. Finally, Professor Beyene stressed that if the MoU is implemented well, it will help protect Addis Ababa from various forms of pollution and make the city green. He added that the MoU also helps the two institutions work in an institutionalized framework rather than individual networks. It also helps us to safeguard the interests of the two institutions and protect the national interest.

Similarly, the Addis Ababa City Government Environmental Protection Authority's Manager, Dida Diriba, said that his institute is working to rid Addis Ababa of all forms of pollution, green the environment, and protect natural resources from any destruction. The Institute also orders all organizations, factories and industries operating in Addis Ababa to conduct environmental and social impact assessment to make their operations environmentally friendly. Mr. Dida said that the Institute has also urged various institutions to conduct either a full, partial or no environmental or social impact assessment depending on their nature. Mr. Dida also said that already established organizations operating in Addis Ababa that did not have environmental and social impact assessment documents are also ordered to conduct a new environmental and social impact assessment. He added that the authority requires all governmental, private and non-governmental organizations, including hotels, universities, industries and factories, to strictly comply with the environmental impact assessment, and the authority verifies whether they operate according to the guidelines of the assessment or not. The institute regularly checks whether they are behaving correctly or not.

 

Mr. Dida also explained that the Authority requires new organizations to have an environmental management guide. The manager said that conducting an environmental impact assessment is costly for the owner of an organization, but very helpful for citizens. The F.D.R. E. The Constitution also emphasizes that everyone has the right to live in a clean and healthy environment. Mr. Dida also emphasized that many industries in Addis Ababa, such as the leather, textile, plastic and metal industries, are damaging the environment. The toxic wastes and liquids produced by these industries pollute the environment. The toxic liquid wastes are very dangerous to the environment. The agency also works in the field of research and regulation. The manager said that the proclamations, regulations and guidelines must support the regulatory aspect. Mr. Dida said the authority has regulations for air and water pollution.

Mr. Dida said that Ethiopia's population is booming and this will lead to high pollution if protective measures are not taken. He stressed that the MoU will help the environmental protection authority to pass decisions and environmental policies based on research-based evidence, and that his institute plans to set up a laboratory to study pollution problems in the city. He also stressed that the downstream part of Addis Ababa is the most affected by pollution and environmental degradation, while the upstream part of Addis Ababa is not. However, the manager stressed that regardless of whether people live in the highlands or downstream, as long as they eat food produced downstream, they all become victims of toxic waste. Pollution affects everyone.

In conclusion, both Professor Beyene Petros and Mr. Dida stressed that the MoU, which focuses on environmental research, evaluation and monitoring, must be implemented within the time specified in the MoU and that the people of Addis Ababa must live in an environmentally friendly, green and clean environment.

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