Political transformation, political transition and democratization have been at the core of Ethiopia’s political agenda since the 1960s. Beginning in 1991, Ethiopia has been undergoing a political transition with the aim of moving towards consolidated democracy. With increased efforts to deepen this transition agenda since 2018, structural, legal, institutional, cultural, and capacity-related challenges remain.

In line with FES Global vision, FES Ethiopia is involved in facilitating dialogue, research and building of networks within the country, the region and around the world with government and non-governmental organizations. We support the strengthening of democratic processes, institutions and stakeholders in Ethiopia’s political system and society.

FES Ethiopia is working with various partners to support political transformation in the country. In our joint projects and activities, we are cooperating with federal government line ministries and government departments, parliament, political parties, labour unions, civil society organizations, academia, and media practitioners.