On March 16, 2015, Deputy Director General of CSE, Mr Chandra Bhushan, accompanied by Mr. Nivit Kumar Yadav, Programme Manager, CSE and Mr. Mehari Wondmagegn, Director, Compliance Monitoring and Control Directorate, Ministry of Environment and Forest, Ethiopia were invited by the Indian Embassy in Ethiopia for a meeting followed by lunch. The Indian Embassy was represented by Shri Ashok Kumar, First Secretary & Head of Chancery and Shri Vijay Kumar K, First Secrtary (Com).
The purpose of the meeting was to share with the Indian Embassy the initiatives in research and capacity building that the Centre for Science and Environment has taken for Africa, especially Ethiopia. The embassy was informed about CSE’s collaboration with Ministry of Environment for the capacity building of environmental regulators on Environmental Impact Assessment. As well as CSE's collaboration with Micro Business College and Ambo University, Ambo.
Mr Mehari also requested CSE and the Indian Embassy, Ethiopia for more such programme to built the capacity of Ethiopian Environmental Regulators. He also agreed to include the CSE’s capacity building programmes in their annual plan for the 2015-16.
Shri Ashok Kumar promised full support to CSE for its work, especially for CSE's collaboration with regulatory as well as non-regulatory institutions in the country for research and capacity building. They have also requested CSE to keep the Indian Embassy informed about the future projects of CSE in Ethiopia.