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Ethiopia Cleaner Production Center (ECPC)

The Ethiopian Cleaner Production Center is hosted under the Ethiopian Science and Technology Commission with a conducive institutional setting. It is a Member of UNIDO/UNEP Cleaner Production Centers global network.The Development Objective of the center is to have significantly improved industrial and environmental management practices in the industry of Ethiopia resulting in enhanced industrial productivity, competitiveness and reduction of risks to human health and the environment.

Immediate Objectives:

  • To establish the Ethiopian Cleaner Production Center and build capacity within the hosting institution in the field of the cleaner production
  • To facilitate the transfer of technical information, know-how and cleaner technology from developed and developing countries to industrial enterprises and environmental management agencies in Ethiopia, in order that they might incorporate cleaner production techniques and technologies in their industrial pollution reduction programmes.

In the longer term the Vision of ECPC is to be the national center of excellence for the promotion of sustainable industrial production modes focusing on Cleaner Production, Environmentally Sound Technologies and Environmental Services.

The Center is hosted under the Ethiopian Science and Technology Commission with a conducive institutional setting, enjoying an enabling provision of office space, operating budget and administrative support.