The 5th Annual National Biosphere Reserve Network Meeting and Workshop: Defining the Critical Research Agendas has been held in Jimma.

The 5th Annual National Biosphere Reserve Network Participants

MELCA-Ethiopia collaborating with Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute and National Biosphere Reserve Network conducting the 5th annual national BRs network meeting at July 22, 2022 With the aim to enhance the functioning of the country’s Biosphere Reserves, it has coordinated the establishment of the National Biosphere Reserve Network and has also been working to ensure the functioning of the Network.

One major undertaking in this regard is conducting an Annual Meeting of the Network that provides the opportunity for Members to come together and exchange views and experiences. The platform is envisaged to contribute to the achievement of the objectives behind the establishment of the UNESCO-registered Ethiopian Biosphere Reserves.

Dr Girma Eshetu Director, Ecosystem directorate, EBI while presenting

And as part of its environmental governance program and a project being implemented in Majang Zone, GPRS entitled “growth for the future program II: Natural Resource Management for Resilience and Economic Development with the financial support from Sida, MELCA-Ethiopia has been conducted a workshop to bring together academic and research institutions in south west Ethiopia to define the research agendas.

The main objective of the workshop is identifying and promoting potential demand driven, problem solving and learning researches that will come up with solutions to key socio-cultural, ecological and economic problems in the sustainable management of the biosphere reserves.

Vacancy Announcement for Wolmera and Bale Project Offices

Vacancy Announcement for Wolemera and Bale Project Offices MELCA-Ethiopia is an Ethiopian Resident Charity Organization who works for a healthy ecosystem, vibrant culture and improved lives of communities in Ethiopia through developing and spreading innovative methods.   Accordingly MELCA-Ethiopia invites interested and competent applicants for the following posts.   Position:-  1. Wolemera  project Branch Office Coordinator

MELCA-Ethiopia Collaborating with Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute and Farm Africa Conduct Validation Workshop on Draft National Biosphere Reserve Policy

MELCA-Ethiopia Collaborating with Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute and Farm Africa Conduct Validation Workshop on Draft National Biosphere Reserve Policy Draft National Biosphere Reserve Policy Validation Workshop Participants To date exist five biosphere reserves in Ethiopia: Kafa (2010), Yayu (2010), Sheka Forest (2012) and Lake Tana (2015), and Majang Forest (2017) registered by the Man and the

Call for consultancy work on Land use Land cover Change and Carbon Stock assessment of Majang Forest Biosphere Reserve

Call for consultancy work On Land use Land cover Change and Carbon Stock assessment of Majang Forest Biosphere Reserve. General Background Movement for Ecological Learning and Community Action (MELCA-Ethiopia) is a non-governmental, non-profit making indigenous organization founded in 2004. The organization recently re-registered with the Agency for Civil Society Organizations on the 14th of November