Ethiopian National Biodiversity Platform workshop Conducted
September 12, 2022September 13, 2022
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Ethiopian National Biodiversity Platform workshop Conducted

Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was established to improve the interface between Science and Policy issues of biodiversity and ecosystem Services. The platform is established following the 2010 resolution of the UN General Assembly and enacted after the plenary meeting organized by UNEP in 2012. Currently, IPBES has 140 member countries....

Job Vacancy for Internal Auditor
September 10, 2022September 10, 2022
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Job Vacancy for Internal Auditor

Job Summary: The Internal auditor is responsible for ensuring that financial and non-financial assets of the Centre are protected and safeguarded against reputational damage, operational losses, financial losses, regulatory action, etc….The internal auditor is responsible for controlling the underlying structure that controls and monitors these risks on an ongoing basis. The internal auditor reports about...

West Guji Cookstove Distribution Project
September 8, 2021September 8, 2021
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West Guji Cookstove Distribution Project

West Guji zone is one of the coffee producing zones of Oromia region, Ethiopia where local communities are dependent on traditional cooking. The forest cover is degrading at an alarming rate by human pressure leading to rapid deforestation, low productivity and high indoor air pollution that causes serious health impact. To alleviate this problem, Oromia...

HoAREC&N-AAU held a stakeholders consultation workshop on East African Afforestation, Reforestation and Re-vegetation Program (EARRP) and the Jama-Urji Farmers Managed Forestry Project
August 27, 2021October 21, 2021
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HoAREC&N-AAU held a stakeholders consultation workshop on East African Afforestation, Reforestation and Re-vegetation Program (EARRP) and the Jama-Urji Farmers Managed Forestry Project

The consultative workshop held on August 27 and 28/2021 in Hawassa town was attended by more than 40 participants including the higher official delegates from EFCCC and OEFCC-Authority, the six forest cooperative representatives, the local administrations from Zone to kebele, experts from relevant government offices, local CBOs, senior staffs of Wondogenet Forestry College, HoAREC&N-AAU and...

HoA-REC&N conducted its first Annual Review Meeting on the HoA-ESR project
July 19, 2021July 19, 2021
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HoA-REC&N conducted its first Annual Review Meeting on the HoA-ESR project

The Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network (HoA-REC&N) conducted its first Annual Review Meeting on the HoA-ESR project in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at HoA-REC&N headquarters in Gullele Botanic Garden on July 15, 2021. The review meeting sought to update the donor, SIDA on progress in the year 2020 and onwards in the implementation...

Potential of non – state actors for the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework: Seizing the Landscape Opportunity
July 2, 2021July 2, 2021
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Potential of non – state actors for the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework: Seizing the Landscape Opportunity

The global biodiversity community is taking important strides to craft a new post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (post-2020 GBF) at the upcoming 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) slated to take place in October 2021. Given the importance of the contributions of non-state and subnational actors in contributing to the success of the new framework, which requires a...

World Environment Day, 2021 Celebrations
June 15, 2021June 15, 2021
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World Environment Day, 2021 Celebrations

HoA-REC actively participated and contributed to the successful celebration of the World Environment Day on June 5, 2021. Dr. Mekuria has been invited by the Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission to take part as a panelist at the National WED celebration event that took place in Hawassa. Dr. Mekuria delivered a talk on “Ecosystems...