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Semien Gonder Resilience Project, Ethiopia – SEGORP


Titre : Semien Gonder Resilience Project, Ethiopia – SEGORP

Pays : Ethiopie

Partenaire (s) : HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation

Période d’exécution : Project start : 15.03.2021 — End : 14.03.2023

The Project goal is to strengthen household and community resilience to climate change in three food insecure woredas (districts) in the Amhara region through the development of adaptive, absorptive, and transformative capabilities

Groupe cible/ Beneficiaires  : Three woredas, Jan Amora, Telemt and Debarq, in the North Gonder Zone of the Amhara region, were selected considering organisational presence, neglect in other interventions, and potential to serve as a pilot.

The most vulnerable households in the watershed will be supported. Further targeting will balance pro-poor considerations against the ability to bring about changes in households and communities. Livelihood diversification and participation will consider the importance of defining targets for women and youth, while children under 5 years will be targeted for improved nutrition and health. Disability inclusive criteria as well as other key criteria like household profiles will ensure pro-poor targeting. Approximately 15.000 people will directly benefit from measures of the project.

Partners will be local government structures, community-based organisations (CBOs) and local knowledge centers.

At the kebele level, watershed management committees, women or youth groups, and CBOs will facilitate activities with targeted households and community members. Support to integrated watershed management plans will focus on activities across the watershed such as : improved soil and water conservation techniques, rehabilitation of land through hillside terracing, improved water stewardship, reduction of herd sizes and introduction of zero grazing through alternatives for animal feed. This will be linked to the promotion of non-timber livelihood options and the introduction and promotion of perennials and agroforestry. Climate smart practices will be introduced to improve agriculture and livestock keeping.

The intensification of agricultural production provides an opportunity to expand and improve current market linkages and actively engage the private sector. Viable value chains will be explored through initial market assessments. Also, key to market development will be an improved functioning of cooperatives in the zone, for which a capacity development trajectory will be established. The project will also explore and support viable business service groups in the formalization and operationalization of their businesses and explore opportunities to expand off-farm income opportunities.

Another component will be technical and organizational capacity development to strengthen government capabilities contributing to more responsive and accountable institutions. Equally important are participation and inclusion of CBOs and women and youth in community level development activities.

Support will be provided for behaviour change activities that focus on improving health conditions through improved hygiene and sanitation practices, promotion of improved feeding practices for children under five, promotion of household consumption of nutrient rich foods and ensuring linkages to health services for the treatment of common childhood illnesses.

For most activities, government and communities are expected to provide a cost share against the start-up of an activity with the project providing a portion of the initial capital investment.

Financement : OEZA
Budget  : € 1.000.000,00

Austrian Development Agency

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