Work Groups

Work Groups

Integrated Natural Resource Management

Subgroup A: GERD

  • The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)
  • Other Hydro Dams
  • Tana Biosphere Restoration and Water hyacinth control
    • Lake Tana restoration, Water hyacinth removal
    • Riparian Restoration
    • Soil and Water Conservation. Silt removal, Gully rehabilitation
    • Payment for Ecosystem Services
    • Ecotourism and Protecting Monasteries


Subgroup B: Integrated Watershed Management

  • Rivers, Lakes and Other water bodies and their Catchment Restoration
    • Watershed management and empowerment of farmers.
    • Ecosystem Restoration and Management
    • In-Cities/Urban Flowing Rivers Cleaning and Embankment Landscaping.
  • Desertification and Land Restoration
  • Integration of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, and Urban Development
  • Green Legacy Initiative


Climate Change and Risk Management

  • Climate-Resilient Green Economy – climate-smart agriculture
  • Mitigation and Adaptation – REDD+, CDM,
  • Payment for Ecosystem Services and carbon trading
  • National climate change action plan or adaptation plan – review and implement.
  • Biodiversity and Biosystematics
  • Lead Part of The Great Green Wall of Africa

Rural Economies, Livelihood Improvement, and Renewable Energy

Subgroup A: Sustainable Agriculture and Food security

  • Food and nutrition security and Sustainable Agriculture, Irrigation, and water banking (harvesting)
  • Identify sustainable on-farm and off-farm development strategies & Productive Employment opportunities
  • Consider population growth, climate change, regional and global trade.
    • Rural product processing, market chain development, Agroforestry, Fisheries,
  • Small to Medium Scale Agro-industries.


Subgroup B: Renewable Energy and Socio-economic Transformation

  • Rural electrification – access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy (reduce dependence on biomass)
  • Modernize the economy – integrated agro-industrial parks and beyond.
  • Transform transport services – electric cars, rail transport,
  • Youth Participation. Boost Investment, including foreign direct investment (FDI), and decent employment for the youth.
  • Solar Power and Energy Storage Systems
  • Wind and Geothermal

Impact climate change and natural resource conservation

Education Systems, Gender Equality, and Public Health

Subgroup A: Transform Education

o   Transform education, gender equity, and Equitable access to education. 

o   Environmental Education and Public Health

o   Indigenous knowledge

o   Quality Education in Universities – centers of innovation, 

o   Public health, nutrition, and food chain

o   Medicinal Plants and Trees

o   Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)  

o   Leadership, Ownership, and Outreach


Subgroup B: Gender Equality and Empowering Women and Girls

o   Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage, female genital mutilation, and all forms of violence against women and girls.

o   Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights as agreed by the international community.

o   Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all decision-making levels in political, economic, and public life.

o   Leadership and Outreach


o   Introducing or upscaling locally available women-based businesses. 

Policy Analysis, Tourism, and Governance Subgroup A: Sustainable Resource Policy and Governance

Subgroup A: Sustainable Resource Policy and Governance

o   Land tenure (includes forest tenure) and land use policies.

o   Environmental impact assessment guidelines and regulations,

o   Conflict management and resolution – peace and stability

o   Coordinate stakeholders, including government, private sector, NGOs, community organizations.  

§ Professional Organizations/Societies

§ Nonprofit organizations


Subgroup B: Tourism and Recreation

o   National Parks

o   Historical Sites, Monasteries, and Churches


o   Domestic and Foreign Investment in Tourism and Related Sectors to create employment and generate foreign-exchange earnings.