Population, Health and Environment Ethiopia Consortium (PHE EC), an Ethiopian Civil Society Organization working to advance holistic, integrated multi-sectoral developmental approach in Ethiopia. Our guiding philosophy upholds that in order to effectively help vulnerable communities, you must address the social, economic, and environmental constraints together.
Initiated at the Integrated Development for East Africa conference in 2007 and formally established in 2008, PHE EC has grown significantly in both size and influence over the past 12 years. Since 2008, PHE EC, together with our 71 member organizations and our international and national partners, has successfully facilitated the implementation of pilot multi-sectoral integrated interventions in over 70 woredas (districts) in Ethiopia and has directly engaged with over 800,000 community beneficiaries.
PHE EC also continues to be an active contributor to national and international policy dialogues on a range of critical issues, such as:
--> Demonstrating the effectiveness of multi-sectoral integrated PHE approaches for achieving right based family planning and fertility outcomes, that contribute for balanced population growth and productive citizens;
-->Endorsing and initiating development projects that make gender equality a priority, such as creating livelihood opportunities for women by addressing the bottle neck social norms; ĵ Advocating for the importance of addressing the population dividend in the context of Ethiopia, by incapacitating the youth through skill development and job opportunities;
--> Championing nature based solutions in an integrated way, mainly focusing : protected areas, upper catchment river basins, forests, biospheres and wetlands;
-->Advancing the role of multi-sectoral partnerships and coordination in building resilience of communities to climate change;
-->ĵ Promoting research on the linkages between climate change, food security; population growth, and actively participating in international climate dialogues; and
--> Promoting inclusive governance and multi-sector engagements for de