OFLP Organizes Green Corridor Development Workshop

8 February 2022, Bishoftu

The Oromia Forested Landscape Program has organized a one day stakeholders’ workshop in Bishoft Town, on Regional Green Corridor Development. Participants agreed to boost partnership and scale up existing efforts toward a collaborative and comprehensive approach across Oromia.

OFLP coordinator Ob. Taye Dugasa opening the workshop said, the core objective of the event was to create significant platform, pull together key actors/partners working on natural resource and biodiversity conservation in Oromia so as to synergize efforts toward an effective Green Corridor Development at landscape-level. Hence, he underlined the need to regional integration and collaborative action.

Representatives of the World Bank and relevant partners such as: Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU), Farm Africa, SOS Sahale Ethiopia, Ethio-Wetlands, SLMP,OEPA OFWE and WGCF& NR among others have taken part in this event, which was the first in its kind. On same event, OFLP’s initiative and exemplary practices as well as SLMP’s experiences were presented.

Participants speaking during discussion session

Moreover, due discussion was made on ways of realizing fruitful collaboration and scaling up existing practices to a higher level. Finally, participants agreed on the need to collaborative Green Corridor development and hence decided to identify pilot intervention sites, establish regional task force, develop comprehensive plan and move forward with the issue.

OFLP is Oromia National Regional State’s programmatic umbrella and coordination platform for multi-sector/multi-partner intervention on all forested landscapes in Oromia.

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