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F.a: Habru Leghida Building Climate Resilient Communities Project

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01/23 - 12/23

Completed

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General

Ethiopian farming communities? resilience is severely affected by adverse impacts of climate change. Majority of the population in Amhara region is involved in traditional forms of farming vulnerable to the changing climate. Legeheda and Habru districts are among the most disaster-prone areas of the region. The severe land degradation exacerbated by the changing climate puts their livelihoods at risk. This project is aiming at addressing the negative effects of climate change and contribute to building community's resilience through rehabilitation of degraded lands, employing climate smart agriculture, enhancing gender equality and climate literacy, promoting networking among various stakeholders working in areas of climate change and advocate for climate change adaptation and mitigation. In addition, the project works on increasing awareness of target communities on climate change and gender equality. The project will empower women through the self-help group approach creating more skills and knowledge to combat climate change. Moreover, as youth are the most vulnerable, access to vocational skill training and off farm green jobs will be created by the project. Beneficiaries of the project are children and youth at risk of marginalization, persons with disabilities, women and girls living in the project area, as well as government officials and authorities, religious leaders and leaders of CSOs. The implementing agency is the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus-Development and Social Services Commission (EECMY-DASSC).