SLA participates together with the University of Huddersfield School of Business’ Centre for Resilient and Sustainable Communities (CRSC) and the Ethio-Wetlands and Natural Resources Association (EWNRA) in a consortium named “South West Forests and Landscape Grouping” (SWFLG) in order to consolidate their longstanding collaboration in the South-western forested landscapes of Ethiopia. In both past and current times the grouping has been and is involved in projects related to forests and forested landscapes.

SWFLG celebrates International Day of Forests. Forests host and safeguard biodiversity and act as our natural defence against climate change. SWFLG is the informal grouping formed by the University of Huddersfield, Ethio-Wetlands and Natural Resources Association (EWNRA) and Sustainable Livelihood Action.
SWFLG will present her experiences at the exhibition organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry the 21st of March in Addis Ababa. Evidence grows in our projects in South West Ethiopia that an integrated landscape approach with active management of forests by communities combined with income generating by NTFP help to secure the future of the forests and their contribution to fight climate change.


Click on the image to enlarge the banners we exhibit in Addis Ababa.

SLA’s co-members in the SWFL Grouping

University of Huddersfield - School of Business’ Centre for Resilient and Sustainable Communities (CRSC)

The focus of the CRSC is on enhancing livelihoods, improving life choices and opportunities and supporting innovations that will improve the sustainability of communities, particularly poor ones, in the face of current challenges.
CRSC undertakes research and training in the areas of sustainability and resilience in the UK and overseas, principally in Africa and the Maghreb, and increasingly in South America. Through the sharing of ideas and experience CSRC seeks to inform policy, provide guidance for individuals, communities, institutions and governments, and generate evidence of the impact of practical measures.

Ethio-Wetlands and Natural Resources Association - EWNRA

EWNRA is a local non-governmental organization established in 2000 with environmental and development objectives specifically focusing on wetlands and natural resource conservation in Ethiopia. The organization strives to realize its vision of seeing healthy Ethiopia’s wetlands and related ecosystems providing sustainable benefits to local and global environment and development.

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