Save the Date: DREAM II ASAL Conference

The DREAM II main conference is scheduled for 20 - 24 September 2021 and will take place in Jijiga, Semara. Updates on the event will be shared through this page.

DREAM Learning Events, from March 2021 onwards

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 will took place on Tuesday March 9th, 2021, 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 proceedings can be downloaded here.

Updates on the events will be shared through the event-page.

The second Learning Event will take place on April 28th, 2021 (10.00-13.15 Ethiopian Time) and focus on the theme Educational institutionalization of the Dry Valley Rehabilitation and Productive Use Approach (DVRPU).

The third learning events will take place in May. Updates for the events will be shared through this page.

Announcement of National Workshop on ‘Agricultural Extension Services in Afar and Somali Regions’.

A National Workshop on ‘Agricultural Extension Services in Afar and Somali Regions’ will take place on January 25th. More information on the workshop can be found on the Extension Material Development-page.

Save the Dates: DREAM II Pre-Conferences

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

The presentations of the 3rd pre-conference (November 26th) are available here.

The presentations of the 2nd pre-conference (November 12th) are available here.

The presentations of the 1st pre-conference (November 3rd) are available here

​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). Click here​​ for more details.

1st Virtual Practitioners Conference on Desert Locust Management (August 10, 2020)

The 1st Virtual Practitioners Conference on Desert Locust Management was held on August 10, 2020.
Organised in collaboration with TheWaterChannel, the conference was supported by a number of projects and organisations including the Strengthening Drought Resilience ASAL (Afar and Somali Region) project. 

The most recent locust invasions (2019-2020) have battered, among other regions, arid and semi-arid lowlands in Ethiopia and neighbouring countries. The conference heard from speakers from around the world, who fleshed out the nature and impact of the problem, and shared promising solutions. Some of these solutions were proposed for immediate relief and response in areas still facing swarms; others were for long-term resilience of rural communities to this problem.

Recordings of presentations relevant to Ethiopian lowlands can be viewed on the 'Documents and Videos' page of this website. More detailed information can be found here: ​ 
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