About the Energy Cooperation

The Ethiopian-German Energy Cooperation was established in November 2019 with a joint declaration of intent between the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy (MoWIE) of the federal democratic republic of Ethiopia and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) on the establishment of a project-based energy cooperation. This was in the sidelines of the G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) summit.

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and in particular the GIZ Energy Programme in Ethiopia are responsible for the implementation of the project. 

Our Experts

Samson Tolessa

Samson Tolessa

Energy Advisor


Florian Fritzsche

Florian Fritzsche

Head of Secretariat


Simone Gerlach

Specialist Communication, Knowledge management, Monitoring


Tadesse Shiferaw

Energy Advisor


Bezawit Demere

Junior Communications Specialist