PHE - Ethiopia Consortium: Population Health & Environment Ethiopia Consortium

"Healthy Families - Healthy Environment"


About us


» Vision

Ethiopia with a sustainable use of resources, resilient ecosystems, sustainable livelihoods, and a healthy population.

» Mission

To contribute to sustainable development in Ethiopia by promoting and enhancing the integration of population, health and environment through multi-sectoral approaches.

» Goals

Support the development of Ethiopia, and contribute to the success of Ethiopia’s Development Plans including Growth and Transformation plan II (GTPII), Climate Resilient Green Economy, and the Sustainable Development Goals

» values

  • We Promote Respect for Nature and Human Well-being: PHE EC and its members strongly believe that people should be the main focus of development interventions and that human wellbeing is inextricably linked to the health and sustainability of the environment.

  • We Believe in Partnerships and Collaboration:PHE EC believes partnerships and coalition building as the cornerstone of successful multi-sectoral PHE integration and is committed to fostering and sustaining partnerships with government bodies, member organizations, development partners, and other stakeholders in order to achieve its goals and objectives..

  • We Promote Equality, Rights and Diversity: PHE EC promotes social equality and the rights of all people, including women, children and marginalized communities, to be respected and protected. PHE EC works with people from all walks of life and encourages the active participation of people regardless of age, gender, disability, or any other differences..

  • We Promote Accountability and Transparency:PHE EC accepts full accountability for all its agreed commitments and strongly supports the use of evidence and results to influence decision-making and to measure the effectiveness of its interventions and activities. PHE EC strives to openly demonstrate the results of its work transparently to its members, partners, stakeholders, and the general public.

  • We Promote Community Ownership, Participation and Empowerment:PHE EC and its member organizations believe that community ownership, participation, and empowerment are essential components of successful interventions to promote creativity, imagination, innovation, and sustainability.


• Generate active cooperation with national, regional an international partners and research centers, and provide important sources of solidarity and cooperation for national level developmental efforts and lessons.

• Help narrow the communication gap between population, health, gender and environmental organizations and activities.

• Serve as a powerful learning forum, because of the interchange with organizations working on PHE issues.

• Develop coordination and collaboration between organizations and to strengthen access to information and resources.

• Increase visibility and success of developmental initiatives and campaigns.


» Ad-hoc Member Organizations

Lem Ethiopia: the Environment & Development Society of Ethiopia, Chair

EngenderHealth Ethiopia, Vice-Chair

Addis Ababa University (AAU)

Arba Minch University

Consortium of Reproductive Health Associations (CORHA)

Ethiopian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)

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» Founding Members and Partners in the Establishment and Launching Conference

Addis Ababa University (AAU), Agri Service Ethiopia (ASE), Amhara Development Association (ADA), Arba Minch University (AMU), Basic Education Association (BEN), CARE Ethiopia, Christian Relief and Development Association (CRDA), Consortium of Reproductive Health Associations (CORHA), Environmental Journalist Association, Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA), Ethiopian Environmental NGO (EENGO), Ethiopian Interfaith Forum for Development Dialogue and Action (EIFDDA), EngenderHealth Ethiopia , Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA), Ethiopian Rural Self-Help Association (ERSHA), Ethio-Wetlands and Natural Resource Management (EWNRA), Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society (EWNHS), Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia (FGAE), Forum for Environment (FfE), German Foundation for World Population (DSW), Gurage People Self-help Development Organization (GPSDO), Horn of Africa Regional Env. Center & Network (HoA/REC), Institute of International Education (ILE), Integrated Biofarm Enterprise, IPAS – Ethiopia, Integrated Service for AIDS Prevention and Support Organization (ISAPSO), Jimma University, Malaria Consortium Ethiopia Office, Mekale University, MIDROC Ethiopia, Ministry of Health (MoH), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MoARD), Ministry of Finance & Economic Development (MoFED), Network of Ethiopian Women Association (NEWA), Negash Teklu, Organization for Rehabilitation and Development in Amhara (ORDA), Oromia Development Association (ODA), Panos Ethiopia, PANE, Pastorialist Forum Ethiopia, The House of Peoples’ Representatives of the FDRE, Pathfinder International - Ethiopia (PIE), Sustainable Land Use Forum (SLUF), Wildlife Sustainable Development (WSD), Wondo Genet Forestry College, World Vision Ethiopia (WVE), Youth Network for Sustainable Development (YNSD), Assefa Mebrate (Dr.), Lem Ethiopia, Henrich Boll Foundation, Pakard Foundation, Royal Norwegian Embassy, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), World Health Organization (WHO)sBack to top


» Organizational Structures

The proposed structure of the Consortium and the functions of each of the units in the structure are discussed here under: (will use minimum requirement of the MOJ)s

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