DREAM II Pre-Conferences


Overview of the logistics for the DREAM II Pre-conferences

Upcoming Pre-Conference

The next Pre-Conferences will take place on July 29th, 2021 and August 25th, 2021, the time for both events is 10.00 - 13.00AM Ethiopian Time.

The Pre-Conferences will take place online, with parallel physical meetings in Semera and Jigjiga.

The theme of the Pre-Conference on July 29th is Financial Management Capacity at Woreda Level. This Pre-Event of will built on the previous events, especially the pre-event of 16 June. It will zoom in on the capacity at woreda level to manage and handle development finance, looking at capacity to plan and disburse, follow own plans, the relation with kebele and other levels (zone, region) , procedures and process of budget allocation and dealing with off-budget activities.

The theme of the Pre-Conference on August 25th is The Need for Regional Planning: the Case of Gully Control near to Jigjiga Town. Gully control near Jigjiga and in particular the need for integrated spatial planning for Upper Fafan is the topic of the event. The learning event/ pre-conference will present both the technical issues, the underlying planning and coordination challenge and the lessons from recent efforts in land and water conservation in Upper Fafan. The aim of the event is to discuss land and water resource conservation in practice, understanding constraints and opportunities, specifically focused on the Upper Fafan catchment, that effects the future of Jigjiga City of more than 350,000.
This Pre-Event will take stock of the current plans and efforts, olicies 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.  It is hoped to bring about coordinated action and strengthened processes to reverse the increasing degration in the area. 

Registration for the event can be done here. After registration you will receive the details on how to participate online.

Summary of the program

The full program can be downloaded here.
Time Activity Theme
10.00 Opening Introduction to the program of the day.
10.10 Presentations Series of short presentations with Q&A
11.20 Moderated Discussion Online discussion and in Jigjiga and Semara
11.50 Reporting back Reports from the working groups
12.10 Panel Responses  
12.50 Wrapping up  

Past Pre-Conferences

The pre-conferences have taken place on 3rd, 12th and 26th of November.

During the events there were two venues in Semara and Jijiga where participants could follow the pre-conference in a venue with conference facilities and good internet connection.

The proceedings of the pre-conferences can be accessed below:
Pre-conference 1 - 3rd November 2020.
Pre-conference 2 - 12th November 2020.
Pre-conference 3 - 26th November 2020.
Pre-conference 4 - 16th June 2021.

For any questions related to the pre-conferences contact us through dream2preconferences@metameta.nl or call us through +251-911-380670 (Nardos Masresha) or +251-921-875414 (Girma Senbeta).
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