Through this scientific collaboration the team tries to tackle endemic problems with local materials, zeolites. The main aims imply:
* Exploitation of natural resources. Systematic study regarding the occurrence, and critical analysis of the available geological data related to the zeolite bearing areas in Ethiopia.
* Capacity Building. The development of sustainable scientific knowledge devoted to zeolites in the Earth Sciences and Chemistry Departments (Addis Ababa University) is a must if we want to be successful.
* Sustainable development. It is known that zeolites are nowadays imported by Ethiopia for several industrial uses. There is the need for a good database of this natural resource for spreading and searching for potential demand and/or investors.