DREAM Conferences

DREAM stands for ‘Development of Resilience Empowering Alternative Measures in Arid and Semi-Arid Lowlands of Ethiopia.’

The annual DREAM conference take stock of tested and successful approaches developed for the lowlands in natural resource management, fodder and food production and access to water. The DREAM conferences are hosted by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and regional government of Afar and the Somali region, supported by the German Development Corporation GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit).

The DREAM I Conference took place in Samara from 29 September to 3 October in Semera. The conference brought a large number of people together and took stock of the best options for the development of the arid and semiarid lowlands in Ethiopia.

The objective of the next DREAM II is the coordination of all players around lowland development and the development of joint programs. The DREAM II  conference took place in Adama from 15 - 18 March 2022.

 

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DREAM I  (DREAM ASAL 2019 Conference)

​​​​The DREAM ASAL 2019 Conference was organised in Semera, Ethiopia between September 29 and October 03, 2019. Organized jointly by the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture and the Afar Bureau of Livestock, Agriculture and Natural Resource Development and the GIZ SDR Support Programme, the conference took stock of the most promising approaches in the arid and semi-arid lowlands of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa and created the basis for networking and cooperation.

The conference hosted a large and diverse number of participants: pastoralists and agro-pastoralists from Afar, Somali Region and Oromyia, decision makers, international development partners, governmental implementers, civil society experts, researchers, and others. All-in all, more than 250 participants attended the event

A main outcome of the conference was the Declaration – signed by main organizations and signed by main government organizations and development partners and endorsed by all participants in the conference. The Action Plans as in this document complement the Declaration on the Development of Resilience Enhancing Measures in Ethiopian Lowlands.

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DREAM ASAL 2022 Conference

The ‘DREAM II’ conference was organised in Adama, Ethiopia, between 15 and 18 March 2022. Organized jointly by the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture and the Afar Bureau of Livestock, Agriculture and Natural Resource Development and the GIZ SDR Support Programme, the conference took stock of the Cooperation, Coordination, Capacity Development efforts that took place since the DREAM I Conference.


The conference hosted a large and diverse number of participants: pastoralists and agro-pastoralists from Afar, Somali Region and Oromyia, decision makers, international development partners, governmental implementers, civil society experts, researchers, and others. All-in all, more than 180 participants attended the event

A main outcome of the conference was the Declaration – signed by main organizations and signed by main government organizations and development partners and endorsed by all participants in the conference. The Action Plans as in this document complement the Declaration on the Development of Resilience Enhancing Measures in Ethiopian Lowlands.

Presentations and recordings of the DREAM II Conference.

DREAM ASAL Conference 2021




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