Tag Archives: Climate change adaptation

Eritrea Honors UNDP’s 50th Anniversary

UNDP Eritrea celebrate 50 years od development
50 Years of Development. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has marked its 50th anniversary of its establishment in Habero subzone, Anseba region. It’s programs in Eritrea focuses on environmental protection and capacity building.

By UNDP Eritrea,

The United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) Eritrea, in partnership with Zoba Anseba, the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and the Ministry of Land, Water and Environment (MoLWE) organized an event to observe UNDP’s 50th Anniversary on 5th and 6th of May 2016, in the Anseba region of Eritrea.

The event highlighted partnerships for development and brought together Government officials, representatives from the diplomatic missions in Eritrea, media, representatives from the National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEYS), Habero community and UN officials. Continue reading Eritrea Honors UNDP’s 50th Anniversary

Climate Change Adaptation Interventions Improve Livelihoods in Anseba

Eritrea coping with climate change. The UNDP funded climate change adaptation programme in water and agriculture in Anseba region has made tremendous strides.

By UNDP Eritrea,

The months of January and February are dry in Anseba, but one will not help notice an oasis in Fiza village around the banks of River Anseba.

Here, the people are busy in their farms, some preparing the farms for planting, others transferring tomato seedlings from the nursery to the farms, while others are weeding and spraying the almost mature crops. The citrus trees are heavy with fruit, while the mango trees are flowering. At the edge of the farms, Holstein Friesian cattle are grazing, while their calves moo in a distance. A young girl is singing as she tends to a clutch of chicks. Everybody seems to be excited and preoccupied about one activity or another. Continue reading Climate Change Adaptation Interventions Improve Livelihoods in Anseba

Eritrea: Coping with Climate Change

To counter the devastating impact of climate change, the Eritrean government invested in a range of initiatives and programs, including but not limited to: creating small-scale irrigation schemes; building numerous ponds, reservoirs and dams; installing solar panels for water pumps throughout the country; and developing drip, pump and sprinkler irrigation systems.

By Fikrejesus Amahazion (PhD),

According to the World Bank (WB), climate change, which will involve more droughts, floods, heatwaves, and other severe weather conditions, poses a great global threat, particularly to poor, vulnerable, marginalized populations, who are often hardest hit by its effects. Notably, multiple stressors, including the spread of HIV/AIDS, the implications of global economic integration, the privatization of resources, migration, and conflict are closely interrelated with climate change, while climate change has also negatively contributed to health problems such as malnutrition, malaria, meningitis, and dengue fever (Fields 2005; UNICEF 2015; World Bank n.d.). Continue reading Eritrea: Coping with Climate Change

Surviving Climate Disaster in Africa’s Sahel

Eritrea belongs to the semi arid and arid region of Africa. It’s recent campaign on food and water security through building hundreds of dams and micro-dams finally enables the country to look forward towards a sustainable environmental development programs

By Thomas C. Mountain,

For over 30 years the great Sahel Desert region in Africa has been a harbinger of the coming climate disaster our planet is facing and surviving such has become a national priority here in Eritrea on the eastern end of the Sahel.

Remember Michael Jackson and the great Ethiopian drought and famine of the early 1980’s? That was just the beginning. In 2003 and 2004 we here in Eritrea next door to Ethiopia suffered the first two year drought in history, followed in 2008 and 2009 by another back to back drought. Including the failure of the rains in 2013 Eritrea suffered 5 years of drought in a single decade.  Continue reading Surviving Climate Disaster in Africa’s Sahel