Important Update

The Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture, supported by GIZ SDR, decided to reschedule the DREAM II conference to the week of 13 – 17 December 2021.

The decision was taken allowing to await the new governmental structure and also due to the currently increasing incidence of Covid19-cases.
 
Please continue following our webpage https://sdr-africa.com/. Before mid of October 2021, we will announce the detailed programme as well as your contribution and participation options through the website and the newsletter.
 
In case of questions, please contact us on: dream-asal.conference@metameta.nl.
 
We are looking forward to meet you in December.
 
 

 

Save the Date: DREAM II Pre-Conferences

One more DREAM II Pre-Events are scheduled for the coming months.

On August 31st there will be a pre-event on 'The Need for Regional Planning: the Case of Gully Control near to Jigjiga City'.

The event will take place between 10:00 and 13:00 Ethiopian Time.

Registration for the event can be done here.

For further updates, visit the Pre-Conferences page.

Save the Date: DREAM II Pre-Event

The upcoming DREAM II Pre-Event will take place on Wednesday June 16th, 2021 (10.00 - 12.00AM Ethiopian Time). The event will focus on the theme: 'Strengthening woreda level planning and management for the lowlands'.
As part of the event there will be five presentations focussing on differenc angles of the work in the lowlands and the role of the Woreda Level.

There is a consensus that woreda-level coordination of lowland development is essential, whilst at the same time it is realized that there are many shortcoming in reality. This new Pre-Conference will take stock of the current policies and arrangement for woreda-level planning and coordination and how on the ground this can be strengthened so as to practical first steps to overcome these.

The Pre-Conference will take place online and there will be parallel physical meetings in Semara and Jigjiga.

You can register for the event through this form.

The event will take place online and updates will be provided through this page.

Save the Date: DREAM II Learning Events



Following the success of the DREAM II pre-conferences, a series of Learning / Sharing Events will be organized on topics of common interest. The learning event is meant to create connections between different organizations working on this topic, to share experience and discuss the scaling of the good practices.

The first learning event took place on Tuesday March 9th, 2021, from 10AM - 1PM (Ethiopian Time Zone) with the theme The Rangeland Fodder Nexus in the lowlands. During the event organisations with experience in fodder management presented about their work, followed by a panel discussion and formulation of lessons learned.
The program and the proceedings of the first Learning Event can be downloaded here.

The second learning event took place on Wednesday April 28th, 2021, (9.00 - 12.15 Ethiopian Time) with the theme Educational institutionalization of the Dry Valley Rehabilitation and Productive Use Approach (DVRPU). The Learning Event focused to what extent educational programs at the level of Universities and TVETs cater for the specific needs of the lowlands and the development of the lowlands. As part of this, the Learning Event discussed the educational institutionalization of Dry Valley Rehabilitation and Productive Use (DVRPU) Approach.
The program and the proceedings of the second Learning Event can be downloaded here.

The third learning is planned for July 2021. Updates on the events will be shared through the event-page.

Save the Dates: DREAM II Pre-Conferences


To register for the pre-conferences, please provide your details through the form in following link.

Following the DREAM I conference of September 2019, three virtual pre-conferences will take place, as part of the DREAM II conference. The three virtual events will develop a joint programming with private sectors, civil society organisations, development partners and government partners for strengthening the coordination, cooperation, and capacitation in the Dry Valley Rehabilitation and Productive Use approach (DVRPU).

The emergencies of 2020 emphasize the need for an aligned approach to systemically enhance the resilience of Ethiopia’s lowlands. The pre-conferences will hopefully contribute to bring all stakeholders closer together in the lowlands of Ethiopia.

The theme of the pre-conferences will be Coordination, cooperation and capacitation for pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in lowland areas and they will be held on the following dates:​
  • November 3, 2020, Theme Coordination for pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in lowland areas (10:00- 13:00 East Africa Time) Click here to check your local timings.
    Proceedings of the 1st pre-conference are available here​.
  • November 12, 2020, Theme Cooperation for pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in lowland areas  (10:00-13:00 East Africa Time) Click here to check your local timings
    Proceedings of the 2nd pre-conference are available here.
  • ​​November 26, 2020, Theme Capacitation for pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in lowland areas  (10:00-13:00 East Africa Time) Click here to check your local timings ​​
    Proceedings of the 3rd pre-conference are available here.
The pre-conferences will be online. However, to allow participation in areas with limited internet connection. A venue will be arranged in both Semara and Jijiga. Participants from the regions can follow the online event using the venue's internet and conference facilities.

To register for the pre-conferences, please provide your details through the form in following link.

For queries on the DREAM II pre-conferences, you can contact the organisers through dream2preconferences@metameta.nl.

For an overview of the logistics of the pre-conferences check this page​.
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