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Business skills development improving lives in Communities

Cooperatives in Eastern Ethiopia are helping communities to adapt their livelihoods to the unpredictability in weather patterns brought about by  climate change. Kadra Abdi is a 38 year old widow living with her 6 children in Madawayn, Harshin district, in the eastern part of Ethiopia, close to more

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Empowering Communities to Build Resilience

Throughout most of his 55 years, Mohammed Hassen and his family have faced much suffering during on-again, off-again droughts that have ravaged his district in northeastern Ethiopia However, the father of nine along with with other farmers in his region is now dreaming of a better future, , the resu more

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Ethiopia Launches Climate Facility

Ethiopia's Climate Resilient Green Economy Facility is off the ground following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government and UNDP. The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED) will coordinate  the Facility's activities. The CRGE Facility Ministerial Steer more

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Farmers in Ethiopia fight drought and climate change

Throughout most of his 55 years, Mohammed Hassen and his family have suffered  during recurring droughts that have ravaged his district of Kalu, South Wollo Zone, in northeastern Ethiopia. The country, once defined by rural poverty, is developing a strategy to address pockets of extreme poverty more

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From Dump to Dollars: Repi Landfill Gas Gets Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Registration

Ethiopia's Methane Capture and Flaring from Addis Ababa Repi open dump fill has become the country's first non-forestery registered project following its formal acceptance as a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) activity. Board. The registration decision was made by the Executive Board which supervis more

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Pastoralists begin to cope with climate change effects

Drought and its consequences such as water and feed resources scarcity as well as loss of livestock have badly challenged pastoralists in the Afar lowland area in Eastern Ethiopia, which is home to the Danikil Depression, the hottest spot in the world. A large number of the community from that area more

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Protected Areas as Tool to Boost Tourism

As Ethiopia charts a course toward creating a low-emission and climate resilient future, it is looking for ways to find the most efficient and innovative solutions to meet the country’s social development needs and biodiversity conservation goals. The government is working tirelessly to unlock the more

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UNDP-EU Celebrate 10 Years of Strategic Partnership

UNDP has produced a report celebrating the 10 year partnership agreement signed in 2004. Through this partnership agreement, the EU has provided EUR 3.3 billion to support UNDP's activities in 115 countries. Highlights from the report - UNDP and EU in Ethiopia  Over the last ten years, the EU more

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Volunteers promote greening Hawassa

United Nations Volunteers have participated in a tree planting campaign in Hawassa, the capital of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region (SNNPR). The aim of the campaign was to support the regional government’s on-going efforts to raise general public’s awareness on community actio more

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Yayu Coffee Forest Biosphere Reserve Area Cooperatives Receive Rainforest Alliance Certification

Yayu Coffee Forest Biosphere Reserve Area Cooperatives have been certified with the Rainforest Alliance trademark by the Standards of the Sustainable Agriculture Network. The network is a coalition of leading conservation groups that links responsible farmers with conscientious consumers. Its collec more

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