Building Ecosystem Resilience (Conservation and Rehabilitation Activities)

Conservation of existing forest biodiversity, its ecosystem and culture of the local community and rehabilitation of degraded environment is among the engagement areas of MELCA. Apparently vast of the country’s forest and corresponding amount of forest diversity has already been lost, especially with in the past 3-4 decades. Although the degree has some how lessened the loss is still persisting.






Dr. Million Belay




Befekadu Refera (Program Coordinator)



Befekadu Refera

(Program Coordinator)




Tesfaye Berhanu (Finance and Administration Manager)


Tesfaye Berhanu

(Finance and Administration Manager)


Edlawit Tegegn

(Administration Assistant)






Andualem Tarekegn

(Driver and Expeditor)


Elsabeth Abebe

(Office Assistant)






Mersha Yilma

(Information and Documentation Officer)







Shimelis Tegegn

(Suba-Sebeta Branch office Coordinator)


Samrawit Shiferaw

(Environmental Education Officer)



Endale Sahilu

(Environmental Education Officer)


Abebayehu Kassaye

(Environmental education coordinator, Bale)


Tesfaye Tola

(Bale branch office coordinator)

Kerya Yasin

(Sheka Branch Office Coordinator)


Adugna Shewano

(Office Coordinator, Sheka project)






Yeshitla Negussie

(Project Officer, Sheka project)



MELCA’s PHE Project

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.