News

Launching of program website

January 2019

To meet the goal of the program it will be very important to have a broad communication strategy which include establishment of a program website.

This website is a starting point of informing about the program on a regular basis. We hope you will find it useful, and questions or comments are appreciated

Newsletters

Newsletter no 2 – 2018
The content of the pilot LUP achieved in Serawudi Kebele (Ebinat Woreda) during the inception phase revealed the necessity to reconsider, adjust and improve different organizational and technical aspects related to the LUP process and procedures.
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Newsletter no 1 – 2018
The Forest landscape Restoration program [FLR Program] inception phase is planned for 8 months, i.e. November 2017/July 2018.

During this period, both organizational and management/planning aspects were considered. The context has been carefully assessed with a view to refine the program’s objectives and the related results. The main administrative and technical support documents necessary for the planning and implementing process have been formulated and/or reviewed.

Key stakeholders were contacted and their roles in the program were clarified. Preparatory tasks regarding organizational and technical aspects and related to the planning and implementation of the program’s work packages have been implemented.
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School material prepared

for Sustainable Development [ESD]

December 2018

Working with schools and school children is one of the constituents in FLR Program WP5, i.e. Capacity Building and training activities.

In this course of action, Mrs. Nina Ree-Lindstad, a specialist from the Forestry Extension Institute in Norway, together with a group composed from representatives of Amhara Bureau of Education (BoE), ORDA and selected school teachers from the program areas, are jointly working to develop materials related to Education for Sustainable Development [ESD] to be disseminated in selected schools in the program areas.

The group will produce fact-based instructive and informative materials to support the school’s environmental clubs. These materials are adapted to the local context realities and might be propagated to other schools in Amhara region.

Training subjects through local involvement

October 2018

In October four topics of special relevance for training were identified through involvement of national and local organisations, as well as the community. Participation were from our partners ORDA and AFE, in addition to public agencies Bureau of Agriculture, Bureau of Rural Land Administration and Use, and Environment, Forest and Wildlife Protection and Development Authority. Amhara Women Organisation and World Vision completed the group. There was also a public meeting in Serawdi, the projects first pilot area, to identify the most necessary topics.

The topics are:

  • Community nursery. Establishment, management and seedling production. For farmers.
  • Soil and Water Conservation. Gully restoration and maintenance. Water harvesting. For Farmers.
  • Appropriate Agroforestry practices. For farmers.
  • Land Use Planning. A practical approach. For supervisors.

A group of local experts will specify the content of these courses, look for appropriate and simple teaching material, and construct the courses in cooperation with NFG. Then test courses will be conducted by mid-January 2019.

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