The Ethiopian cities Association’s major goal is to contribute to the improvement of the living condition of the urban population in Ethiopian cities through the exchange of information, knowledge and experience. It aims to play its part in speeding up the implementation of ongoing urban reforms to increase their chance of success through city to city cooperation and the scaling up of successful practices. Accordingly, the ECA has organized a number of local and international experience exchange programs within cities and similar institutions.
Based on its member cities identified and prioritized needs, so far six local experience exchange workshop have been conducted. The workshops focused on cobblestone development, waste management, revenue enhancement, land management, green development, and the role of communities with regard to neighbourhood infrastructure development and job creation activities of street vender youth.