The Horn of Africa Regional Environment Network (HoA-REN) was formed in 2006 with the aim of uniting academia and practitioners to promote environmental conservation and natural resource management across the Horn of Africa.
Why does the Horn of Africa need HoA-REN?
The Horn of Africa has faced startling levels of environmental degradation, as a result of two factors; global climatic changes and human activities affecting natural resources and land use. Rainfall over the last half century has become more erratic, temperatures are rising, and drought events have become more frequent. At the same time large areas across the region have seen land degraded through deforestation, desertification, soil erosion, and loss of biodiversity and vegetation.
The effects of this degradation have been devastating in some areas, leading to food shortages, water and energy crises, resource based conflicts, and increased poverty. There is little doubt that unmitigated environmental deterioration poses a significant risk to human security in the Horn of Africa.
Main Contact: Ms. Asmeret Kidanemariam
Tel: (+251) (0)91 119 0463