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Ethiopia is home for more than 15 million pastoralists and agro-pastoralists who reside on 62% of the nation’s landmass. Pastoralists are mainly found in the four lowland regions of Ethiopia: Afar, Oromia, Somali, and the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR). They are also found in Gambella and Benishangul-Gumuz regions. The pastoral areas are estimated to be host to 42% of the national total livestock population.
Like other pastoralists around the world, pastoralists in Ethiopia are uniquely well-adapted to dry land environments. As an economic and social system, they operate effectively in low or highly variable rainfall conditions.
Since 2009, the Addis Ababa City Administration (AACA) in collaboration with the Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network (HoA-REC&N) has been engaged in a project that will transform the Repi Dumpsite into a public park. As one of HoA-REC&N’s keystone projects, the inaugural issue of the Horn Blower (January 2013), featured a story entitled “Transforming Koshe: Addis Ababa’s 50-years-old open Dumpsite”. At that time, the Repi Dumpsite, or Koshe, had been mostly closed. At the same time, the infrastructure for methane gas extraction was installed.
On Thursday August 28, 2014, the Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network (HoA-REC&N) Executive Director, Dr. Araya Asfaw, will deliver a lecture entitled Landscape Approach for the Sustainable Development of the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia. The lecture will be delivered in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington DC and is part of a series of Brown Bag Lectures sponsored by the US Development Lab.
The US Development Lab is a new entity within USAID that seeks to increase the application of science, technology, innovation and partnerships to achieve, sustain and extend the Agency’s development impact. The Lab recognised HoA-REC&N’s desire to link academia to on-the-ground implementers.
Please refer to the Global Development Lab website (http://www.usaid.gov/GlobalDevLab/about) for more information.
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.