Project 1

Project Title Sustainable Living: Building Resilience to Curb Outmigration of Smallholders in Southern Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Project Location/Site Oromia region
  • Region
Oromia
  • Zone
West Guji Zone
  • Woredas
Abaya and Gelana
Donors Menshen fur Menshen Switzerland (MfM CH)
Funding Program Actions to improve Livelihoods, Food and Water security
Implementer Ethio Wetlands and Natural Resources Association (EWNRA)
Partners  
Project Goal/General Objective Smallholder farmers (an estimated 60,000 people in 8000 hhs) lead stable life with their families in their home village with no poverty driven outmigration of men, women, boys and girls in the project areas of Gelana and Abaya Woredas
Specific Objectives •       Outcome 1: Enhanced food and cash crops production capacity and value chains within 8000 smallholder hhs (male and female headed)

•       Outcome 2: Business operation ability and savings of 3100 households increased by 40% from enhanced value chains of livestock and animal products

•       Outcome 3: Thriving and benefited smallholder communities accessing services like agricultural inputs, technology, finance, fair market profit, dividend/savings, etc. through their own grassroots institutions (cooperatives) in 22 rural Kebeles and 5 semi-urban kebeles

•       Outcome 4: Increased entrepreneur youth (Boys and Girls) as self-employed

•       Outcome 5: Improved local capacity and preparedness to protect natural resources and cope up with impacts of climate change

•       Outcome 6: Community health and hygiene bettered and expenses to water-borne disease medication reduced by 50% with the increased safe water supply

•       Outcome 7: Enhanced Understanding and Application of Integrated PHE (Family planning for health, balanced family size/population and environmental sustainability)

Project Duration January 1st 2019 to December 31st , 2021
Project Life (years) Three years
Budget Eth Birr 84,894,302.00 (£ 2.257million)
Total # of Beneficiaries  
  • Direct
8,000 hh
  • Indirect
 20,000 people

Project 2

Project Title REDD+ through Participatory Forest Management in South-West Ethiopia, Phase II (REPAFMA-SW Ethiopia, Phase II) Project
Project Location/Site Federal and Oromia region
  • Region
Oromia, SNNPR and Gambella Regional State
  • Zone
Illuababor (Oromia), Keffa and Sheka (SNNPR) and Agnuwa(Gambella)
  • Woredas
Ale, Becho, Didu, halu, Nono-Selle(Oromia),

Bita, Gesha,Sayleim, Aderacha and Masha (SNNPR)

Gambella (Gambella)

Donors  The Development Fund (DF) (Utviklingsfondet)
Funding Program The Management and Development of Natural Resources (soil, water, biodiversity) in and around Wetland, Forest and Agricultural ecosystems
Implementer Ethio Wetlands and Natural Resources Association (EWNRA)
Partners
Project Goal/General Objective upscale community based Participatory Forest Management (PFM) models as a vehicle for REDD+ from 240,000 ha to 400,000 ha forested landscape across three regional states; Gambella, Oromia, and SNNP
Project Expected Result/Expected Outcome
  • Overall outcome:  South West Ethiopia implement sustainable REDD+ models that ensures forest dependent communities rights and interests
  • Outcome 1:  PFM user groups manage  an increased area of forested landscape
  • Outcome 2: Local governance structures use community-based institutional systems for REDD+
  • Outcome 3: Enabling policy environment for REDD+ implementation  in Gambella based on experiences from Oromia and SNNPRS
  • Outcome 4: Forest dependent communities have increased income from forest products
  • Outcome 5: Forest dependent communities’ contribution to reduced deforestation  and forest degradation  recognized by national REDD+ authorities
Project Duration July 15, 2016-July 14, 2020
Project Life (years) Four years
Budget (£2.25million)
Total # of Beneficiaries
  • Direct
35,000 hh
  • Indirect

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Project 3

 

Project Title Community Conservation of Wild Coffee & Natural Forest Management Project (CCWC-NF);
Project Location/Site
  • Region
SNNPR
  • Zone
Bench Maji and Sheka
  • Woredas
Sheko, North Bench and Gurafereda – Bench Maji

Yeki-Sheka

Donors  UoH, The Waterloo Foundation and The Christensen Fund.
Funding Program The Management and Development of Natural Resources (soil, water, biodiversity) in and around Wetland, Forest and Agricultural ecosystems
Implementer Ethio Wetlands and Natural Resources Association (EWNRA)
Partners
Project Goal/General Objective to maintain the gene pool of Coffea Arabica in the forests of Bench Maji and Sheka Zones, in SNNPR Regional State, south west Ethiopia.
Objective
  • to conserve effectively wild coffee and related biodiversity by communities using participatory forest management, with a sustainable system of devolved forest management which enhances community wellbeing and livelihoods and motivates communities and government to maintain the forest in Bench Maji and Sheka zones.
Specific Objectives -To increase by 25,000ha the area of natural forest under community based PFM in Bench Maji and Sheka Zones.

-To facilitate joint responsibility for and management of the natural forest by communities and government agencies.

-To provide further support to the 60,000ha of natural forest already under community based PFM in Sheko, North Bench, Guraferda and Yeki woredas.

-To help ensure long term management of the natural forest through support for sustainable income generating schemes based on NTFPs.

Project Duration October 1st 2016 until end of September 2019
Project Life (years) Four years
Budget ETB 15,913,467.00 (£702,000)
Funding Agency Three separate organizations are funding the project. Namely Waterloo Foundation contributes 27%, Christensen Fund contributes 6% and University of Huddersfield contributes 67% of the budget. University of Huddersfield is the one who entered an agreement with EWNRA for project execution and responsible for channeling the whole fund.
Total # of Beneficiaries
  • Direct
44919 beneficiaries
  • Indirect

 

 

Project 4

Project Title Climate Adaptation and Rural development (CARD) Project
Project Location/Site
  • Region
oromia
  • Zone
Illu ababora
  • Woredas
Bilo Nopa
Donors  The Development Fund (DF) (Utviklingsfondet)
Funding Program Actions to improve Livelihoods, Food and Water security
Implementer Ethio Wetlands and Natural Resources Association (EWNRA)
Partners
Project Goal/General Objective The project will try to create privileged and climate adapted people (men, women, boys and girls) with increased income, adequate food production and consumption capacity and well managed natural resources (improved ecosystem services)
Project Expected Result/Expected Outcome •       Outcome 1: Food and nutrition security increased

•       Outcome 2: Adaptive capacity to climate change increased

•       Outcome 3: Business and entrepreneurship development improved

•       Outcome 4: Civil society organizations strengthened

•       Outcome 5: Social inclusion and gender equity increased

Project Duration June 1st 2017 until end of December 2020
Project Life (years) Four years
Budget ETB 14,418,000.00 (£0.383million)
Total # of Beneficiaries
  • Direct
2,392 HH
  • Indirect

Project 5

Project Title Non-timber Forest Projects & Micro Enterprises Project (NTFP-ME);
Project Location/Site
  • Region
SNNRP
  • Zone
Bench-Maji and Sheka Zones
  • Woredas
Sheko, North Bench and Gurafereda – Bench Maji

Yeki-Sheka

Donors  UoH and UK Government Darwin Initiative
Funding Program The Management and Development of Natural Resources (soil, water, biodiversity) in and around Wetland, Forest and Agricultural ecosystems
Implementer Ethio Wetlands and Natural Resources Association (EWNRA)
Partners
Project Goal/General Objective Developing value Chains for Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs), thereby diversifying the sources of forest-related income for community, engaging women, and improving the sustainability of the cooperatives
Project Expected Result/Expected Outcome •       Output 1: Three honey micro enterprises producing higher quality honey and generating income from sales to Apinec and/or other honey buyers

•       Output 2 Four micro enterprises established for production and sale of forest fruit jams/dried products

•       Output 3: four Micro-enterprises established for sale of long pepper, cardamom and other spices within national and potentially international markets

•       Output 4 Analysis of chemical properties and commercial potential of Forest Mahogany (Trichilia dregeana) undertaken and shared with businesses and communities.

Project Duration July 01/2018-March 31/ 2021
Project Life (years) Three years
Budget ETB 8,278,089.00 (£374,000)
Total # of Beneficiaries
  • Direct
5000 beneficaries
  • Indirect

 

Project 6

 

Project Title Honey Value Chain (HVC) funded by DF of Norway
Project Location/Site
  • Region
SNNRP
  • Zone
Sheka zone,
  • Woredas
Masha and Anderacha
Donors  The Development Fund (DF) (Utviklingsfondet)
Funding Program Environment and Livelihood
Implementer Ethio Wetlands and Natural Resources Association (EWNRA)
Partners
Project Goal/General Objective Honey production provides income and job opportunities
Project Expected Result/Expected Outcome •       Outcome 1 Increased production and quality of honey

Output 1.1 Beekeepers knowledge on improved beekeeping raised

Output 1.2 Increased access to necessary equipment for modern honey production

•       Outcome 2 Capacity of stakeholders involved in the HVC strengthened

Output 2.1 Honey Union and marketing cooperatives  capacity strengthened

Output 2.1 Honey Union linked to international market

Output 2.3 Multi Stakeholders partnership  strengthened

Project Duration January 2018 to December 2020
Project Life (years) Three years
Budget ETB 17,490,000.00  (£ 0.465million)
Total # of Beneficiaries
  • Direct
200 beekeepers (HH),
  • Indirect

Project 7

Project Title Cooperative Capacity Building Project funded by USAID feed the future program
Project Location/Site
  • Region
SNNRP
  • Zone
Bench-Maji Zones,
  • Woredas
Debube Bench Woreda
Donors  Fintrac Inc. from USAID feed the future program
Funding Program Environment and livelihood
Implementer Ethio Wetlands and Natural Resources Association (EWNRA)
Partners
Project Goal/General Objective Strengthening the capacity of 17 coffee cooperatives in Bench Maji Zone Debub Bench Woreda, so that they can sustainably manage and trade their coffee to different market outlet
Project Expected Result/Expected Outcome •       Output 1: Existing coffee cooperatives are supported and strengthened to sustainably function:

•       Output 2: Capacity of cooperative members built focusing on cooperative operation, leadership and business management through trainings and workshops and exposure visits:

Project Duration November 1, 2018 to October 31, 2020
Project Life (years) Two years
Budget ETB 4,091,846.06 (£ 0.109million)
Total # of Beneficiaries
  • Direct
5017 Beneficiaries
  • Indirect

Project 8

 

Project Title Maintaining Biodiversity through Integrated Interventions of Sustainable Agriculture, Natural Resource Use and Reproductive Health/Family Planning in Doreni Woreda, Illu Ababora Zone, South West Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ALC project).
Project Location/Site
  • Region
Oromia
  • Zone
Illu Ababora,
  • Woredas
Doreni
Donors  PHE Ethiopia Consortium Through David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Funding Program Strive on creating a balance between Population growth and Environment management for better Community Health, Wellbeing and Sustainability
Implementer Ethio Wetlands and Natural Resources Association (EWNRA)
Partners
Project Goal Improving the conservation practice and resilience of high value biodiversity of southwest Ethiopia through introducing multi-sectoral interventions that incorporate the social, economic development and RH/FP/Health practices
Objectives
  • Build capacities of three CBO(PFMA’s) and local government sectors in bio diversity conservation in the coming three years
  • Develop sustainable agricultural and forest products production, utilization and marketing Practices in 8 kebeles in the coming three years
  • Improve knowledge on RH/FP so as to increase in the uptake in RH/FP services by 10% in the coming three years
  • Strengthen the coordination mechanism through establishing/strengthening 12 multi-sectoral taskforces at different level (kebele to regional level) in the coming three years
Project Expected Result/Expected Outcome •       Outcome 1: Improved capacities of CBOs (PFMAs) and local government sectors in biodiversity conservation

•       Outcome 2: Enhanced capacities of applying sustainable agricultural and forest products production, utilization and marketing practices

•       Outcome 3: Improved knowledge and increased service uptake towards RH/FP/Health

•       Outcome 4: Evidence on the integrated approach generated and documented, knowledge shared and coordination mechanism strengthened

Project Duration Feb, 2018-Dec, 2020
Project Life (years) Three years
Budget ETB 7million (£ 0.187million)
Total # of Beneficiaries
  • Direct
2610HH(13050 people)
  • Indirect

Project 9

 

Project Title Capacity Building of Local Community and Civil Society Organization on Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) value chain and organized Participatory Forest Management (PFM) groups   in Illu Ababora Zone, Oromia Region.
Project Location/Site
  • Region
Oromia
  • Zone
Illu Ababora
  • Woredas
Nono-Selle, Didu, Ale, Halu and Becho
Donors  PAN-AFRICAN Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA)
Funding Program Environment and Livelihood
Implementer Ethio Wetlands and Natural Resources Association (EWNRA)
Partners
Project Goal The major aim of this project is to build the capacity of the Civil Society and local communities on REDD+, based on the Ethiopia context. In order to achieve this overall goal, the project will specifically contribute to local communities’ livelihood improvement and forest management through local community capacity development on NTFPs and strengthen CSOs and organized PFM groups in the Illu Ababora Zone, Oromia Regional
Objectives ·         Improve local community capacity to increase incomes from the forest products through NTFPs Value Chain

·        Establish and strengthen Organized PFM groups and CSOs on sustainable forest management, REDD+ and partnerships with OFLP initiatives

Project Expected Result/Expected Outcome •       Result 1: Local communities’ engagement and benefits improved from forest products especial NTFPs value chain

•       Result 2. Establish and strengthen Organized PFM groups and CSOs on sustainable forest management, REDD+ and partnerships with OFLP initiatives

Project Duration January 2019- December 2019
Project Life (years) A year
Budget ETB 965,638 (£0.026million)(35000USD)
Total # of Beneficiaries
  • Direct
106,910 (55,959 Male and 50,951 female)
  • Indirect
 20,732 (10,540 Male and 10,202 female)