Promoting Heritage For Ethiopia’s Development (PROHEDEV)

The Programme has been jointly elaborated by the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the European Union. Here are the implementing agencies: Ministry of Culture and Tourism: The project supervisor and directly responsible for its
Key objectives of the measure:

The Programme contributes to the achievement of the objectives established under the National Cultural Policy adopted by the Ministry of Culture.

Its general objective is to increase the long-term contribution of heritage and culture to the socio-economic development of Ethiopia by preserving and developing targeted heritage sites and sectors and improving their management.

The purpose of the Programme is to contribute to:

  • Improving the living conditions of the population.
  • Enhancing cultural identity and diversity.
  • Enhancing the tourism sector.

In this report, only the actions falling under the 2005 Convention will be mentioned. For more information on the overall project please refer to annexe n°4.2.

Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

The strategy adopted by the Programme is based on:

Decentralised implementation: Through regional projects to reinforce local capacities to ensure a more effective ownership and participation of local communities, as well as a more effective protection and promotion of natural and cultural resources.

Capacity building: Transfer of specific competences and skills to officials, agents and operators at national and regional level in order to ensure long-term sustainability.

Market orientation: Effective involvement of the private sector is a key issue.

Communication: The common denominator of the programme is to support Ethiopia in enhancing and promoting its national and products image. It will also contribute in creating national and international networks.

The Project is organised in five closely interlinked clusters of activities, four of them fall under the 2005 Convention.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

The four main results in the framework of the 2005 Convention are:

Result 1: The knowledge, capacities and skills of officials and managers from the cultural institutions are strengthened to lead the development and promotion of heritage and culture as vector for development.

Result 2: The necessary databases aimed to support decision making in cultural sectors management are built and kept functional in favor of the MoCT and its related institutions

Result 3: The role of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in networking the different cultural actors is reinforced.

Result 4: Capacity of the three emerging regions (Benishangul-Gumuz, Gambella and Somali Region) will be developed.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

The Financial Agreement has been signed in July 2013 for an operational period of 5 years. (2020) The EU shall contribute for an estimated total amount of 10.000.000 € (approximately 250 million Bir). The MoCT will contribute with the human resources necessary to implement the Programme at the Ministry level.

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

The financial aspect has been evaluated and could be found out that there is no ineligible cost in the project.

Indicators used to determine impact:
 Financial auditing according to the EU Guideline was the indicator to determine the project’s financial evaluation.
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)