SWFA: Memorandum of Understanding signed

In December 2020 the Southwest Forest Alliance (SWFA) was established through NABU’s ‘Forests for Future’ (FfF) project in Bonga, Kafa Zone.

Today, we conducted a second meeting in Mizan Teferi, Bench-Sheko Zone. Participants got informed about the FfF project progress, capacities got developed and experiences got shared, amongst others on the establishment of Participatory Forest Management (PFM) groups in Southwest Ethiopia.
Another key topic was the approval of a Memorandum of Understanding – with their signature, over 30 national, regional and zonal institutions consented to share experiences and data, jointly develop capacities, facilitate and synergize efforts, and align own activities towards the fight against forest degradation and deforestation and for the restoration, climate adaptation and livelihood improvement for local communities in Southwest Ethiopia’s forest landscapes.

Photo credit: NABU/Abdurazak Sahile