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EBCCF: Promoting environmental governance


05/20 - 06/22


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The partner has made remarkable efforts in assisting the government to address climate change abatement, assess policy gaps and feed information to the government for appropriate action. Moreover, the partner has closely been working with different stakeholders to enhance their capacities. The partner also has good skill in identifying overlapping programmes to help save resources and create synergy among practitioners and stakeholders. The partner has adopted a multi-sectoral, multi-level and broad based partnership approach to complement with national, regional and global efforts and to offer support to policy makers and stakeholders on mainstreaming climate change. Vision: is to be a leading civil society organization in environmental rehabilitation and biodiversity conservation championing sustainability of ecosystems, adaptation to and mitigation of climate change by building resilience where vulnerability to poverty reduced; productivity increased and communities benefited from opportunities obtained.Mission: Promote conservation and sustainable use of environment and biodiversity, and contribute to developing low carbon green economy through increased resilience to climate change; underpin natural resource management through rehabilitation of degraded lands for conservation and increased production, productivity and innovated livelihood diversification to broaden opportunities for smallholder farmers, pastoralists and other stakeholders; contribute to forming synergy among practitioners and scale-out best practices through coordinated and networked action. The Partner has proven experiences in promoting technologies for climate change mitigation and adaption practices and in undertaking watershed management and livelihood diversification to build and sustain the environment and subsequently improve the wellbeing of the communities.Thus, the agreement partner has shared the proposed project to Sida with the aim of at least to address 150,000 people with a focus to enhance capacity for environmental management and climate action in Ethiopia in general and specifically in two pilot zones (West Arsi and East Shoa) of Oromia regional state, the most sensitive part of the country. These pilot zones were selected because of severe land degradation, environmental pollution and high climate change risks noted in Central Rift Valley Ecosystem. The proposed project outcomes will focus on increasing awareness, enforcing environmental laws and advocating on risks of climate change. The theory of change aiming to enhance stakeholders capacity on environmental management and climate action by raising awareness by at least influencing 150,000 people in Ethiopia. Moreover, the theory change sets its ground on fundamental principles that, if there is training for leaders, public and experts, then there will be increase in the level of awareness of environmental management and climate change. If there is increase in environmental law awareness , enforcement of environmental law, then there will be better management of the environment. If there is advocacy on environmental management and climate change, then the policy makers and the public as a whole will be influenced. Thus, the increase in awareness level, law enforcement and influence of leaders and the public, will enhance capacity for environmental management and climate change.The proposed project will complement Farm Africa`s CRV landscape project with more focus on capacity building through creating platforms, training and advocacy. Moreover, the project will promote participatory approach by involving national, regional and woreda level partners in environmental governance through active engagement of local government, communities, broadcasting organizations, CBOs and other NGOs. The proposed budget for the implementation of the project is SEK 1,350,000 running from May 2020 to November 2021.