CSO’s in sustainable development in Ethiopia

Broadening the role of CSOs in sustainable development in Ethiopia

Lead by Prof Dr Jonathan Verschuuren, Tilburg University

About the research group

In Ethiopia, civil society organizations (CSOs) have played an important role in advancing sustainable development by raising public awareness, developing their own capacity, and engaging with the state. However, these organizations face a number of legal, financial, social and other structural barriers that limit their effectiveness and reach. In this research project, we explore how CSOs have advanced the sustainable development agenda in Ethiopia and examine the various obstacles they face. The aim of the research is to enhance scientific knowledge about the work and experiences of Ethiopian CSOs working in the environment sector and to explore how CSOs are helping realize sustainable development in Ethiopia. The research will provide a better understanding of the work and activities of CSOs in supporting sustainable development by raising public awareness through the dissemination of research outputs and supporting the capacity building of CSOs, research institutions, organs of justice, and government officials.

Consortium
  • Tilburg University
  • Mekelle University Ethiopia
Main question
  • How have CSOs advanced the sustainable development agenda in Ethiopia and what are the various obstacles they face?
Country focus
  • Ethiopia