July 28, 2020July 29, 2020
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The Integrated Rural land-use and development plan

Gambella Peoples’ National Regional State (GPNRS) is located in the southwestern part of Ethiopia, at a distance of 777 km from Addis Ababa. Administratively speaking, the region has three zones and one Special Woreda. There are 226 Kebeles. Five of the kebeles are that of Gambella City. According to the regional government’s policy documents, GPNRS...

Message from Mekuria Argaw (Ph.D.), Director, HoARC&N-AAU
July 28, 2020July 28, 2020
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Message from Mekuria Argaw (Ph.D.), Director, HoARC&N-AAU

It has been a privilege for the HoAREC&N-AAU to lead the facilitation of the land use planning processes of the ILDP for the GPNRS. It is an exemplary undertaking. The absence of an integrated and synergized land-use plan has been a serious cause for the haphazard allocation of lands for various development purposes (including large...

July 28, 2020July 28, 2020
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Message from HE. Mr.Omod Ojulu, President of the GPNRS about ILDP

Having integrated special land use for Ethiopia is an overdue exercise. The land use roadmap document shows details of what we have foregone by not having it. This has been realized in our region as of decades ago. The current negative climate change impact makes the issues even more urgent. Our region is heterogenic in...

Message from AAU President
July 28, 2020July 28, 2020
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Message from AAU President

It is a pleasure to present this final product of the Integrated Land Use and Development Plan (ILDP) for the Gambella Peoples National Regional States (GPNRS). The ILDP was initiated upon the official request of the government of the GPNRS and has been guided and successfully facilitated by the GPNRS in partnership with the Federal...

July 28, 2020July 28, 2020
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Preface of GPNRS

Owing to the fact that the economy is agrarian-based, land-use planning is central. Encroachment of agricultural activities on the forest, pasture, and wetland areas, and free grazing and urban expansion has led to severe environmental, forest and land degradation.  In addition, lack of integrated land-use plans, absence of control on the use of land for...

March 30, 2019April 18, 2019
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The Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network HoA-CCP Harvest Workshop, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia February 25 – March 1,2019 Outcomes Summary

During the period between February 25 – March 1, 2019, practitioners and researchers from Academic institutions from the Horn of Africa countries, GreenPeace Africa, African Model Forest Network (AMFN) – West Africa, policy makers, partners (WUR-CDI), participants from donor agencies (Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), African Union (AU), USA Embassy) and community representatives (Djibouti, Ethiopia,...