This book is the first product of MELCA Mahiber’s engagement in research and advocacy in sustainable management of environment and conservation of indigenous knowledge and culture. click her to download the pdf file
MELCA Mahiber is actively engaged in a community centered land recovery process. To this effect MELCA has devised participatory mapping mechanisms such as participatory three dimensional modeling (P3DM), sketch mapping and eco mapping.
Efforts toward sustainable development, poverty reduction, and improved livelihoods, especially in developing countries like Ethiopia, are requiring integration of issues in the areas of population, health and environment.
Population growth resulting in an increased demand for natural resource coupled with unwise consumption of natural resources whether due to lack of alternative means to meet immediate basic needs or misconception of the way the natural ecosystem operates is leading to depletion of natural resources, ecological imbalance, and global climatic changes.
A movement to get the Sheka Forest registered, by UNESCO, as one of the world’s biosphere reserves has been officially declared by concerned governmental and non-governmental organs operating in the zone