The goals of the EESDC are:

  • Develop partnerships with international organizations, federal and regional natural resources agencies, universities and research centers, NGO’s, professional associations and the public to improve research and innovation, and development capabilities through sharing knowledge and experiences in sustainable natural resources development and conservation, agricultural production and rural innovations
  • Assist educational institutions in capacity building and outreach,
  • Empower women socially, educationally and leadership,
  • Engage in youth and community environmental education,
  • Advocate for training and capacity building to stakeholders,
  • Enable greater collaboration and networking,
  • Support and advice national leaders and policymakers in planning for and responding to climate change, 
  • Advocate for the documentation and use of indigenous knowledge to promote sustainable development in Ethiopia.