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Presented by Daniel Danano (SLM Coordinator, Ministry of Agriculture) to the Nile BDC 'Platforms' Workshop, Addis Ababa, April 8, 2011.

Presented by Daniel Danano (SLM Coordinator, Ministry of Agriculture) to the Nile BDC 'Platforms' Workshop, Addis Ababa, April 8, 2011.

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    Sustainable land management and the Ethiopian Strategic Investment Framework Sustainable land management and the Ethiopian Strategic Investment Framework Presentation Transcript

    • Sustainable land management and the Ethiopian Strategic Investment Framework Nile BDC Workshop, Addis Ababa, April 8, 2011 Daniel Danano SLMP Coordinator Ministry of Agriculture
    • Who we are
      • The SLM program aims to provide assistance to smallholder farmers to adopt sustainable land management practices on a wider scale to (Scaling up)
      • reverse land degradation in agricultural landscapes;
      • increase agricultural productivity and income growth;
      • protect ecosystem integrity and functions.
    • Enabling conditions set
      • Ethiopian Strategic Investment Framework for SLM
      • Stakeholders alignment
      • Harmonization of efforts
      • Coalition building
      • Best practices implanted at a larger scale – sustainable land management practices
    • Who we are
      • The ESIF is a national level strategic planning framework that guides the prioritization, planning and implementation, by both the public and private sector, of current and future investments in SLM with the aim of addressing the interlinked problems of poverty, vulnerability and land degradation at the rural community level
    • ESIF building blocks SUSTAINABLE, EFFECTIVE and ACCEPTABLE SLM PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS
    • What we do
      • Watershed management
      • Land administration
      • Knowledge management
      • Climate change (CDMA) Scaling up of Humbo (WVE) experience
    • Current SLM engagement
    • SLM focus area
    • Partners platform
      • ESIF and CBPWMP (frameworks and guidelines
      • Partners include (Region-woreda)
      • ministries, development partners, research institutions, universities, csos represented at Steering and Technical committees
      • Financed by development partners (multi-donors)
    • With whom we work
      • SLM is a multi-donor and a multi-stakeholder engaged program whereby it has a platform at the Federal, regional and woreda level.
      • The Ministry of Agriculture leads the program
      • Steering and Technical committee
      • SLM Secretariat at the federal level
      • SLM focal person in the regions
      • SLM focal persons at the woredas
    • With whom we work
      • Regions and woredas are the implementers
      • Federal SLM Support Unit provides technical backstopping and administers project management
      • Woreda Watershed Team is responsible for on ground implementation
      • Planning starts from bottom up and again flows back to the woredas
    • With whom we work
      • Federal Steering Committee comprises high management bodies from various ministries
      • Federal Technical Committee comprises middle level management from various Gov institutions, development partners and CSOs
    • WSM (water developer)
    • Lessons learned so far
      • What are the main lessons learned so far in terms of intervention uptake, sharing and learning, policy influence
    • Main challenges
      • What are the main challenges you experienced in terms of land and water management in the Nile Basin (can be in terms of uptake of interventions, but also in terms of interactions with other actors)
    • Challenges
      • High staff turnover
      • Lack of commitment
      • SLM interventions are new to many watershed areas
      • Low awareness of the community
      • Delayed procurements
      • Poor and delayed reporting (financial and physical) from woredas
      • Land users occupied on many other activities and programs
    • Challenges cont’d
      • Work load on woreda focal persons
      • Poor collaboration among stakeholders at woreda
      • Weak functionality of platforms (region and woreda
      • Frequent change in focal persons at woredas and even in some regions
      • Poor payments for all project staff and low perdiem rates
    • Future plans
      • More awareness to beneficiaries and the general public
      • Enhance the role of woreda leadership
      • Consecutive trainings at various levels
      • Promoting commitment of SLM specialists
      • Sound policies and strategies
      • Farmers trainings and experience share to be promoted
    • Future plans
      • Improving incentives for SLM staff
      • Strengthen stakeholders involvement (collaboration)
      • Demonstrations and adaptive trials
      • Assigning full time focal persons at woreda levels
      • Conducting platform meetings at various levels
      • Thank you