The DREAM II Conference took place from 15 – 18 March 2022 in Adama, Ethiopia. A group of about 200 participants gathered over the course of four days to discuss the development of the lowlands.
- The proceeding are now available and can be downloaded here.
- To get a glimpse of the activities during the conference, check the program below or access the full program here.
- The YouTube channel for the livestream can be accessed here.
- The presentations and recordings of the various sessions can be accessed from the resource section below.
- The joint declaration of commitment can be downloaded here.
- Pictures of the DREAM II Conference can be accessed in the resource section below.
Summary of the program
Day 1 – Tuesday 15 March
|Representatives of Regions||Welcome and Blessing||Link|
|Dr. Elisabeth v/d Akker||Expectations and introduction to DREAM II||Presentation||Link|
|Laura Schmidt, Head of German Development Cooperation||Speech German Embassy||Link|
|Dr. Kaba Urgessa||Link|
|HE Prof Eyasu Elias, State Minister||Key note Ministry of Agriculture and challenge to DREAM II, opening of the conference||Link|
|Tezera Getahun||Message from Civil Society: Pastoralist Forum Ethiopia||Link|
|Dubale Admasu||Short review of the DREAM I conference and summary of previous pre-conferences||Link|
|Dr Paul Roden||Honest reflection: where are we with the follow-up of DREAM 1?||Link||Link|
|Dr Abdul Kadir Imam||The real challenges of cooperation: the example of Sheikh Ali Gur Gully||Link||Link|
|Dr. Alena Sander||Myths and realities of collaboration and coordination: an honest discussion of how difficult it really is and what it takes to make it work.||Link||Link|
|Presentations from working groups and discussion||Link|
|Closing of the day: wrap up of the day and inputs for Joint Declaration|
Day 2 – Wednesday 16 March
|Assefa Kumsa||Welcome and summary of day 1||Link||Link|
|Fatou Jah, IOM||Cooperation and coordination: Durable Solution Working Group Somali Region and federal level||Link||Link|
|Kenea Feyisa||Cooperation and coordination: LLRP||Link||Link|
|Dubale Admasu||Cooperation and coordination: US-AID||Link||Link|
|Gerben August van Ek||Cooperation and coordination: SDR||Link|
|Cooperation and coordination: PNSP||Link||Link|
|Presentation of the mapping exercise: where is the synergy, where are the gaps?||Link|
|Working group discussion on key topics, following the results of Day 1 and 2 – what do we need to come to a better coordination of activities on the ground and to a better cooperation?
Closing of the day
Day 3 – Thursday 17 March
|Assefa Kumssa||Welcome and summary of day 2||Link||Link|
|Dr Elias Abdullahi, Vice-President Jigjija University||Capacity building matters in many ways||Link||Link|
|Mr Abdu Hassan, Deputy Bureau Head TVET, Afar||Creating employment opportunities with capacity building||Link (English)
|Three TVETs (Adadale, Gode, Gewane)||Encouraging directions: vocational trainings against tuition fee||Adadale
|Plenary: Where are we? What are bottlenecks in educational programming?||Link|
|Lowland Universities||Way forward for the universities – the contribution of regional universities in lowland development||Link||Link|
|Presentations of the working groups||Link|
|Panel Discussion and Plenary Discussion:
How to realize better cooperation and coordination in educational programming for lowlands? What could capacity development add? Where to start?
|Reading of the Joint Declaration||Declaration||Link|
|Signing of Joint Declaration||Signatures||Link|
|Closure of the conference and way forward||Link|
Day 4 – Friday 18 March
|Morning||DREAM Fair with stands, speaker podium, presentations, videos, networking meeting|
|Closure and way forward|