Green Clubs in the school and nutritional security
Food security, environmental protection, stable livelihoods and better nutrition are the main concern of Green Club. DEC believes that Green club can be a seed ground for students to gain these skills. We are supporting primary schools; and currently 14 Green Clubs have been established and mainstreaming food security and Climate change issues. The Green Club is led by Green Ambassadors. The Green ambassadors mobilize the school community for the attainment of the club goal.

What are the activities of Green Clubs?


• Establishment  of nursery sites to develop and disseminate multipurpose trees seedlings  to the local community and also plant them in their school compound
• Greening the school with ornamental plants and grass species that enhance aesthetic value
• Promoting the use of compost to install organic farming in the community and students mind
• Promotion of green clubs: to enhance the contribution of school community for Green club the Green ambassadors work  on awareness raising and mobilization activities
• Education: After series of training, in turns the Green Ambassadors deliver education for the school community on selected themes of climate change and its  consequences and adaptation mechanisms

 

·         Establishing community institutions :
Basic to CMDRR, DEC has established and supported community based Early Warning System and Community Development Committee in Afar and Adulala.
•Introducing Model DRR tools to the community:    DEC has introduced model environmentally friendly activities from which the community learns and adopts the technologies in their own accord. Examples of DRR tools in Adulala community learning Center: introduction of Biogas plant, the use of muddy blocks to construct house, plantation and introduction of multipurpose trees and grass species
• Community based nursery development: DEC supports the ``development of community based nurseries in two operational areas; in Ayssaita   and Liben Chukala. The nursery sites focus mainly on multipurpose trees and indigenous trees seedlings developments
• Flood prevention: Through PDRA tool, the Galifaghe( Ayssaita) and the Adulala communities identified the hazard of floods. To halt the hazards the Adulala community has agreed to undertake NRM activities on mount Chukala, on the other hands the Galifghe community identified the need of constructing dam on Awash River. DEC is supporting the communities’ effort to reach on the anticipated outcomes.

 

Water for livelihood improvement of pastoralist community
This project is under implementation in Afar, Ayssaita district since September 2013 to benefit 80 households (over 400 direct beneficiaries). Using Awash River as entry point the project seeks to diversify the livelihood strategies of the pastoralist community. The intervention is designed in such a way to improve the food security status of the target households.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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