Activities and Events

     

        Major Events and activities of MELCA from January until December 2015


Title of event

Organizer and place/venue

Jan

Feb

 

Mar

Apr

May

 

Jun

Jul

Aug

 

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Remarks

Project area level  Cultural Biodiversity celebrations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Suba

Suba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

  • Bale

Bale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

  • Sheka

Sheka

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

  • Majang

Majang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

Producing sketch map in the Schools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Bale

Bale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Suba

Suba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Sheka

Sheka

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Majang

Majang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organize training for health extension workers and development agents (DAs), school clubs and committees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Bale

Bale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

Undertake consultative workshop with religious leaders, elders and kebeles committee on PHE, issue revisit its implementation (bylaw development)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Bale

Bale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

x

 

 

 

 

  • Suba

Suba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

x

 

 

 

 

  • Sheka

Sheka

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

x

 

 

 

 

  • Majang

Majang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

x

 

 

 

 

Organize capacity building training on entrepreneurship on home garden, beekeeping, horticulture, animal fattening, poultry and spice production.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Bale

Bale

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Suba

Suba

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Sheka

Sheka

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Majang

Majang

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conduct consultative meeting with farmers on restoration of displaced crop diversity and/or introduction of new crop diversity of farmer’s preferences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Suba

Suba

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Training on seed collection and CSB management for participants’ where30% are women.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Suba

Suba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organize awareness creation workshop on the challenges of seasonal weather fluctuations and local adaption measures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Suba

Suba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

Experience sharing 5 cross-sites, 2 field days and one workshop 20% of visiting will be women.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Suba

Suba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

Organizing consultative workshop on women’s participation in CSBs and leadership participation CSBs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Suba

Suba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Training on environmental and cultural rights for zonal and woreda level judges, prosecutors and police officers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Suba

Suba

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Sheka

Sheka

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Majang

Majang

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Training on legislations relevant to co-operative and Ethiopian constitutions, environmental, land resource use and cultural related proclamations and policies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Bale

Bale

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Suba

Suba

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Sheka

Sheka

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Majang

Majang

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organizing three days training for clan leaders association members on environmental and cultural rights, leadership and financial management.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Sheka

Sheka

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Majang

Majang

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entrepreneurship training for women group and women empowerment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Sheka

Sheka

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Majang

Majang

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organize public consultation meetings at region, zone, woreda and kebele level.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Majang

Majang

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

Organize annual training workshop for all Sheka and Majang forest biosphere reserves stakeholders that includes universities, research institutes, local government officials and local people representatives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Sheka

Sheka

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Majang

Majang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organize training on harmful traditional practices for youth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Suba

Suba

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four community dialogue meeting with elders, SNS custodians and religious leaders in Dinsho and Sinana woredas of Bale zone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

SNS collation meeting in Bale.

Bale

 

 x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 x

 

 

 

 x

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Year Calander

Major Events to be held during the 2nd half of 2011 by months

 July

  • Regional Workshop on EIA  and  National and International Environmental law training for Amhara Regional State
  • Regional Workshop on EIA and  National and International Environmental law training for Benishangul Gumuz Regional State
  • Sheka Biosphere Reserve Public Consultation meetings.
  • UNESCO nomination document on Sheka Biosphere reserve

August

  • Submission of Sheka Biosphere Nomination document to national UNESCO committee for approval
  • Regional Workshop on EIA  and  National and International Environmental law training for Gambela Regional State
  • Media sensitization workshop on Farmers variety seeds and ecological Agriculture

September

  • National workshop on institutional issues of Environmental governance in Ethiopia
  • Workshops for research institutes, academia, key stakeholders on farmers variety seeds in Ethiopia: Opportunities, Challenges and way forward

October

  • Cultural Biodiversity (CB) celebration at Holeta and Sheka
  • National Workshop on EIA and Institutional issues of Environmental Governance in Ethiopia for Parliamentarians

November

  • Organizing a National Sensitization workshop for parliamentarians and federal level decision makers on the generic seed issues, Global and National trends: Opportunities, Challenges and way forward.  

  • CB celebration at Bale 

December

  • Annual Report and Planning
  • Zonal level inauguration ceremony of Sheka Biosphere reserve

Staff

Million-Belay

 

 

 

Dr. Million Belay

(Director)

millionbelay@yahoo.com

 

 

Befekadu Refera (Program Coordinator)

 

 

Befekadu Refera

(Program Coordinator)

befekadurefera@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Tesfaye Berhanu (Finance and Administration Manager)

 

Tesfaye Berhanu

(Finance and Administration Manager)

 

Edlawit Tegegn

(Administration Assistant)

tefaber@yahoo.com

 

edlawitegegn@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

Andualem Tarekegn

(Driver and Expeditor)

 

Elsabeth Abebe

(Office Assistant)

 

 

abebe.elsabet@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

Mersha Yilma

(Information and Documentation Officer)

 

mersy1@ymail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shimelis Tegegn

(Suba-Sebeta Branch office Coordinator)

 

Samrawit Shiferaw

(Environmental Education Officer)

shimete@yahoo.com

 

samrawitshiferaw@rockemail.com

 

 

Endale Sahilu

(Environmental Education Officer)

endalesahilu@yahoo.com

 

Abebayehu Kassaye

(Environmental education coordinator, Bale)

 

Tesfaye Tola

(Bale branch office coordinator)

abebayehukassaye@yahoo.com

 

tesfayemelca@yahoo.com

Kerya Yasin

(Sheka Branch Office Coordinator)

 

Adugna Shewano

(Office Coordinator, Sheka project)

keryas@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

Yeshitla Negussie

(Project Officer, Sheka project)

 

 

MELCA

MELCA, revitalizing the missing links! MELCA-Ethiopia formerly known, as MELCA Mahiber is a non-governmental organization registered under the Charities and Societies Agency of Ethiopia with a certificate no. 3408 as an Ethiopian resident charity.

MELCA Means

MELCA means ford both in Amharic and Oromo language – two of the widely spoken languages of Ethiopia. It means a crossing point on a river, which is symbolically used to indicate the need to take people away from their misconception about local people and culture to an understanding and appreciation of traditional ecological knowledge. A river also signifies linkage with a source. If the source dries, the river also dries. More