Strengthening Climate Resilience in Pastoral and Agro-pastoral Areas of Ethiopia through Advisory and Climate Information Services

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The workshop – held at the CGIAR International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Addis Ababa – brought together stakeholders from various national and regional institutions including the Ministry of Irrigation and Lowland (MILLs), Oromia Agricultural Research Institute (OARI), the Ethiopian Disaster Risk Management Commission (EDRMC), the South Ethiopia Region Bureau of Agriculture, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Pastoralist Forum Ethiopia (PFE) and CARE. The aim was to engage in meaningful discussions on challenges, opportunities, and best practices for strengthening climate resilience and conflict management in the region through agro-climate advisory and climate information services.

The workshop was opened by Dr. Yoseph Mekasha – Director for Livestock Development at ATI – acknowledging that understanding the socio-economic perspective of the pastoral community is essential for understanding their role in natural resource management to drive economic growth. Dr. Yoseph stressed that

“The sector needs to be improved through accessible technological information, which is why I believe that today’s workshop will bring key insights into the application of Climate Information Services (CIS). This workshop is a timely opportunity to prioritize and address the challenges through collaboration, and I firmly believe that by bringing together efforts and resources from relevant institutions we can pave the way for a resilient and prosperous future for pastoral communities.”

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