From 27 to 29 February, the East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) project is holding a stakeholder/investor consultation meeting in Ethiopia. The specific objectives of this workshop are: To share the vision of EADD2 with key dairy stakeholders in Ethiopia; to obtain views of key dairy sector stakeholders on the current state and development opportunities for the sector in Ethiopia; and to identify need and priority areas for EADD2 for Ethiopia and outline what an appropriate design and implementation arrangement might look like.
East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) is a 10 year regional dairy industry development program managed by a consortium of partners led by Heifer International with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). Currently in its last year of 4 year pilot phase (EADD1) of implementation; the program is running in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.
EADD is in the process of developing a proposal for a proposed 6 year scale-up and scale-out phase, commonly referred to as EADD 2, that envisions to increase its coverage within the 3 countries (Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda) as well expand to 2 more Eastern Africa countries (Ethiopia and Tanzania). EADD 2 will be built on a foundation of enhanced Public Private Partnership (PPP) that will include country/milk-shed level alliances of dairy processors; commercial and development banks; insurances; local and national governments; private, bilateral and multilateral donors; universities; research institutions; and NGOs. The proposal will be tailored to the unique market oriented needs, aspirations and realities of each country and/or milk-shed.