Working with forest people
SUNARMA has recently launched a new project: working with people living in and around the the ancient Wof Washa Forest which will contribute greatly to the protection of Amhara Region’s famous forest. The project got the seal of approval from the regional government in July 2013.
This project is the culmination of years of hard work by Action Ethiopia/SUNARMA in the Wof Washa forest area. It will build on the firm foundations established through SUNARMA’s work with forest user groups. The project aims to register the forest user groups with the government which will give them access to micro credit and other support that will help improve life for the people and this forest. It will support the development of Joint Forest Enterprises (JFE) to provide material incentives for existing and potential local forest users to protect and manage the forests.
This project will run for 5 years from 01/07/2013 and will be implemented in collaboration with Tree Aid and Amhara National Regional State Forest Enterprise (ANRSFE). This project is a fantastic addition to Action Ethiopia/SUNARMA’s existing work in Wof Washa and takes a step closer to SUNARMA’s vision of stable, empowered and productive communities living in a sustainable and productive environment.