PHE - Ethiopia Consortium: Population Health & Environment Ethiopia Consortium

"Healthy Families - Healthy Environment"


About us


» Vision

Ethiopia with a healthy population, sustainable resource use, improved livelihood and resilient ecosystems

» Mission

PHE Ethiopia Consortium exists to enhance and promote the integration of population health and environment at various levels for sustainable development.

» Goals

Support the development of Ethiopia, and contribute to the success of Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation plan (GTP) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

» values

  • Sustained commitment to PHE integration: PHE Ethiopia Consortium and its members are committed to the integration of PHE as a main focus area of intervention.

  • Respect for nature and human well-being: PHE Ethiopia Consortium strongly believes that human beings are the main focus of development interventions. However, every development intervention has to ensure the healthiness and sustainability of the environment.

  • Scale up through partnership and coalition building: Integration of PHE is based on partnerships and coalition-building with stakeholders, government bodies and non-state actors. PHE Ethiopia Consortium seeks to scale up interventions by fostering partnerships among government, member organizations and development partners.

  • Equity: PHE Ethiopia Consortium works with people from all different walks of life. The views and active participation of people is encouraged despite their age, ability, or any other differences.

  • Accountability and transparency: PHE Ethiopia Consortium strongly believes in taking full responsibility for its work and builds efficient systems and strategies that clearly show its work transparently to its members and others.

  • Community Empowerment: PHE Ethiopia Consortium’s member organizations and partners need to support community empowerment initiatives on PHE and need to work together by coordinating their activities with others in the community with indigenous knowledge so that the interest of the grassroots community can be fulfilled in an integrated and sustainable way. Community participation enables integration to come alive and promotes creativity, imagination, innovation, and sustainability. Therefore, we need to develop community empowerment model sites of members and partners.


• 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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