Assessment of Awareness Raising Programs by Relevant Federal Institutions towards Environmental Pollution in Ethiopia


Tesfanesh Tadesse Hirpo

Aim: Lack of environmental awareness, in addition to other manmade and natural factors is the most critical factor leading to environmental pollution in Ethiopia. This study was carried out at the concerned federal institutions in order to assess the awareness creation programs towards environmental pollution.

Methods: This study was conducted in 2010 and followed mixed research design. And total of 55 respondents were participated to fill questionnaire, interview and focus group discussion. Evaluation parameters were adopted from UNEP (1988) and included in the questionnaire.

Results: The assessment revealed that the cumulative awareness raising activities undertaken in the system has been far from the expected, more than 80% unattained. The lack of financial resource, trained personnel and lack of coordination were observed as major causes.