Welcome to HoA-REC&N
ENERGIA, the International Network on Gender & Energy invites Expressions of Interests (EOIs) from qualified research teams to participate in its Gender and Energy Research programme.
The aim of the proposed research is to have a gender approach incorporated in energy access programmes and energy sector interventions through the generation and dissemination of high quality research and evidence.
The programme aims to achieve its objective by focusing on five research areas that have been identified where there is a need to generate new knowledge and fill gaps:
The Center for Development Innovation of Wageningen University of the Netherlands is organizing different short term courses in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
“Promoting entrepreneurship and agribusiness development” is one of those course scheduled to take place in November 2014.
Participants of last year’s course were extremely enthusiastic about the interactivity of the course, and how much they learnt by visiting companies and talking to entrepreneurs.
We hope to have a good pool of energetic participants this year as well so we can run another successful course.
Interested applicants can fill in the application form at www.wageningenur.nl/cdi before September 22, 2014. Application at the earliest is highly recommended as there will be a stiff competition.
The first Ethiopian trail running event will take place in Abijata Shalla Lakes National Park on August 17, 2014 and aims to promote tourism and conservation in Ethiopian National Parks. The event is expected to draw more than 250 Ethiopian and international trail runners.
Organised by RIA-Ethiopia Tour and Travel, Great Ethiopian Run and Run Africa Sport Travel (Spanish agency), the event – Ethiotrail – wants to show Ethiopia’s rich cultural, historical, and natural attractions, as well as its tourism potential and athletic prowess.So far more than 160 participants from 10 countries have registered, with more people expected to join before the event.
A documentary film sponsored by HoA-REC&N
Independent wildlife photographer and filmmaker, Aziz Ahmed, has completed a promotional film entitled, “Ethiopia’s Endemic Birds and Landscapes”. The film was screened for the first time on August 7, 2014 at the Capital Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The video aims to promote endemic birds and the various landscapes of Ethiopia, particularly, areas that are not well known by both the international and Ethiopian communities. In addition to this screening, the video will be featured at the London Bird Fair from August 15th – 17th, 2014 and as an in-flight entertainment option for Ethiopian Airlines, which flies to 72 destinations worldwide.
Members of the Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network (HoA-REC&N) met on August 4th and 5th in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to develop a strategic plan. The strategic plan will guide the way for the HoA-REC&N from 2015 until 2020. The Dutch consulting firm, MDF, is facilitating the meeting, but Network focal points and members from Somaliland, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti and Ethiopia are present to formulate the plan. This strategic plan will allow the HoA-REC&N to more effectively achieve its aim of improving environmental governance and management through promotion, networking, and facilitation in the Horn of Africa Region.