Forum for Environment (FfE)

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Presented by Negusu Aklilu to the Nile BDC 'Platforms' Workshop, Addis Ababa, April 8, 2011.

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Forum for Environment (FfE)

  1. 1. Forum for Environment (FfE) Negusu Aklilu (Director, FfE and Co-chair of the ECSNCC) Nile BDC Workshop, Addis Ababa, April 8, 2011
  2. 2. MAJOR AREAS OF ACTIVITY Forests FWG Climate Change Ethiopian Civil Society Network on Climate Change Urban Environment Renewable Energy TEA Protected Areas PAWG Cross-cutting Activities THEMATIC AREAS
  3. 3. <ul><li>Public engagements </li></ul><ul><li>Research and publications </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing and strengthening local groups </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity building for CSOs/CBOs </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Incentive schemes </li></ul>APPROACHES
  4. 4. <ul><li>Government Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Non-governmental Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Academic and Research Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Media institutions </li></ul>MAJOR STAKEHOLDERS
  5. 5. Lessons learned <ul><li>Strong networking with relevant stakeholders is extremely useful </li></ul><ul><li>Building critical mass support is key </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative advocacy could be effective </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging the media is necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Incentive schemes are useful </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Good policy instruments </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging rehabilitation efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Better national commitment for environmental and climate change issues </li></ul><ul><li>Good practices here and there </li></ul>Opportunities
  7. 7. Main challenges <ul><li>Global processes and local implications </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Land Use plans </li></ul><ul><li>Poor enforcement of laws </li></ul><ul><li>Underestimating the values of the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity of institutions </li></ul>
  8. 8. Future plans <ul><li>‘ When the going gets tough, the tough get going.’ </li></ul><ul><li>……… .. </li></ul><ul><li>Better coordination and harmonization </li></ul><ul><li>Upscale good practices </li></ul><ul><li>Better science-policy interface </li></ul>
  9. 9. Thank you.

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