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15 Oct 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By James Jeffrey

ADDIS ABABA, Oct 15 2018 (IPS) - As Ethiopia undergoes a period of unprecedented change and reform, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is partnering with the Ethiopian government to try and ensure this vital period of transition includes the country embracing sustainable growth and avoiding the environmental mistakes made by Western nations.

27 Sep 2018 description

by Amy Kirbyshire and Emily Wilkinson

Challenging Assumptions

This series of BRACED papers explore the underlying assumptions made in the design of resilience-building approaches and whether these do or do not hold true in differing contexts.

18 Jul 2018 description

2014 Camp opened in 2014

15 lt Litres of water distributed per person per day

Refugee Central Committee in place to address multi-sectorial issues

62% Of the population is under the age of 18

All refugees Individually registered with ration cards

Education Schools are opened and run by Plan International Permanent primary and early childhood schools are available, including CFS and Youth Centre

OVERVIEW

29 Jun 2018 description

By Ravina Pattni and Kelly Ward (IRI/CCAFS)

Workshop for developing expertise in data and digital solutions to support smallholder farmers in Ethiopia.

Climate change is threatening farmers’ livelihoods in Ethiopia. Climate information services are a critical component of climate adaptation in the country.

Making climate information available to policymakers at the national level as well as to smallholder farmers to inform their decision-making is a key goal of the Ethiopian government and its partners.

05 Jun 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • ECHO announces €2 million to IOM to deliver critical ES/NFIs humanitarian aid to 55,000 flood-affected displaced persons

  • Heavy rains cause landslides, leading to deaths and displacement in southern Ethiopia.

  • Normal to above normal summer kiremt/deyr rains forecast.

  • The Government relocated all 8,119 IDPs in Hamaresa site in East Hararge zone. The site is now closed.

ECHO announces €2 million to IOM for flood response

09 May 2018 description

CIAT is rolling out climate-smart agriculture (CSA) profiles for four additional African countries. They are Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Niger, and Ethiopia.

CSA refers to practices that aim to increase farm productivity while helping farmers adapt to climate change or reduce greenhouse gas emissions, or both.

The profiles analyze such practices, but they also outline the challenges that countries face due to the changing climate and the impact that might have in the future.

They, in particular, take into account specific conditions of countries.

22 Mar 2018 description

UN Migration Agency Appeals for USD 88.5 million for Response to Ethiopian Crisis

20 Mar 2018 description
report World Bank

Climate change is emerging as a potent driver of internal migration. The report Groundswell: Preparing for Internal Climate Migration (2018) projects that, by 2050, without concrete climate and development action, just over 143 million people—or around three percent of the population across Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and South Asia—could be forced to move within their own countries to escape the slow-onset impacts of climate change.

31 Jan 2018 description

This report provides an assessment of lessons learned from a pilot project in Borana Zone, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia, that tests efforts to strengthen climate resilience and their contributions to conflict prevention.

29 Jan 2018 description

Addis Ababa, 28 January 2018

As delivered

think it is probably true for you, Achim, as it was for me, but when our bosses – the Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General – approached us to ask whether we would take on these jobs, one of the things they said is that they really want us to work together to improve the impact both of the humanitarian sector and of the development effort to get better results, faster results and faster progress, above all for the people whose lives we are trying to improve in all the countries where we work.

26 Jan 2018 description

Summary

The current and expected impacts of climate change are influencing government policies and services as well as donor and NGO activities. The shifts have been influenced by the ‘resilience agenda’ whereby actors seek to reduce vulnerability and strengthen resilience as a means to mitigate climatic challenges. A focus on resilience has required a much more diverse engagement, as the interrelationships between climate, health, poverty and wellbeing are increasingly recognized. This has made programming more complex.

20 Dec 2017 description

Savings groups are helping farmers - particularly women - get through bad times when harvests are lost

By Elias Gebreselassie

GANTA KANACHAMA, Ethiopia, Dec 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Workinesh Denda, a stocky middle-aged woman, arranges hand-made stoves in a neat line in a small shop in Ganta Kanachama village, in southern Ethiopia.

11 Dec 2017 description
report Oxfam

Despite impressive economic growth recorded in Ethiopia over the past decade, chronic food insecurity affects many. The country’s subsistence crop and livestock agriculture is vulnerable to climate change and rainfall variability. The Ethiopian Somali region is one of the regions worst affected. A shortage of rainfall in the region over the past three consecutive years has resulted in huge losses of livestock and internal displacement of people. Although the drought affects everyone, men and women experience the impacts of the drought differently.

13 Nov 2017 description

By Elias Gebreselassie

ARGOBA, Ethiopia, Nov 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Armed with a spear and undeterred by the intense sunlight, Tarekegn Kareto meticulously plucks weeds in his maize field in Argoba village, in southern Ethiopia.

"With both dry weather and unusually heavy rains hitting us in the past year, I've lost over half of my harvest of maize and sorghum," he said, pausing to wipe sweat off his forehead.

11 Oct 2017 description

This paper explores different mechanisms for delivering climate finance at the local level. It focuses on the experiences of a national climate fund – the Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) facility in Ethiopia – and a sub-national source – the County Climate Change Funds (CCCFs) in Kenya. The paper aims to understand how well these funds take into account the priorities of local communities alongside recognising and incorporating national climate change policies and development plans.

31 Aug 2017 description

Climate changes are threatening the way of life of Nomadic herders, forcing them to move away from traditional grazing grounds and find alternative livelihoods

By Lesley Wroughton

JIJIGA, Ethiopia, Aug 30 (Reuters) - An abattoir located among herding communities in Ethiopia's eastern Somali region, known more for droughts and famine than business opportunities, is an unusual stop for a U.S. aid administrator.

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23 Aug 2017 description

Tigray has managed to improve soil and water conservation, and closed off 1.2 mln hectares of land to allow plants to regrow

By Alex Whiting

ROME, Aug 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A major project to restore land in Ethiopia's Tigray Region to boost millions of people's ability to grow food won gold on Tuesday in a U.N.-backed award for the world's best policies to combat desertification and improve fertility of drylands.

17 Aug 2017 description

Addis Ababa August 16/2017 Norway has extended a 1.74 billion Birr financial assistance on Wednesday to support the implementation of Ethiopia’s Climate Resilient Green Economy through the REDD+ project.

This is the first financial assistance for Norway to the REDD+ project and is expected to make significant contribution to reduce emission from forests.

04 Jul 2017 description

by Elias Gebreselassie | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Tuesday, 4 July 2017 10:53 GMT

Forests can provide more stable water, harvests and jobs - but rural population growth make protecting them a challenge, officials say

By Elias Gebreselassie

CHILIMO, Ethiopia, July 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ethiopia is enlisting the cooperation of people in and around its forests to manage woodland better, hoping to protect the country from the effects of climate change while boosting development prospects for its population of 100 million.