Tag Archives: Climate Change

Eritrea: Securing Availability of Water for Good

BY SEMIR SEID | SHABAIT

Life without water is unimaginable. It is sad that in today’s world 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home. This affects their health, education, and livelihoods. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 commits the world to ensure that everyone has access to safe water by 2030, and includes targets for protecting the natural environment and reducing pollution. Continue reading Eritrea: Securing Availability of Water for Good

Oases of Eritrea: Nature-Based Solutions for Development

Given access to water, nomadic communities vulnerable to the effects of climate change can escape poverty and food insecurity. (Photo: Elizabeth Mwaniki/UNDP Eritrea)

BY ELIZABETH MWANIKI | UNDP ERITREA

Eritrea is a country of varied landscapes. But driving from Asmara, the capital city, towards Keren town in the Anseba Region, you will notice a number of common features: Oases and water sources along the way are true hives of agricultural and economic activity. Continue reading Oases of Eritrea: Nature-Based Solutions for Development

Residents of Ajerbeb Village Welcome Solar Eenergy Lighting

Bye Bye Kerosene!

All the 368 homes, including the primary school in Ajerbeb village have been fitted with solar panels and are now beneficiaries of 24/7 electric lights for the first time.

BY UNDP ERITREA

Residents of Ajerbeb, a remote village in Hamelamalo sub-zoba, welcomed the move by the Government, to install solar energy in their homes. At the inauguration ceremony held on 15th November 2017, the residents bid farewell to use of kerosene and adopted to use of clean energy. Continue reading Residents of Ajerbeb Village Welcome Solar Eenergy Lighting

Summer Work Program on the Path of Making Eritrea Green Again

Through the student summer work program, over 19 million holes dug, 23 million seedlings planted and 17,000 km of terraces has been made since the program inception in 1994.

BY MAKDA SOLOMON | SHABAIT

Statistics of the Ministry of Agriculture show that 30% of Eritrean land used to be covered by forest a century ago. Due to successive wars, frequent drought and other factors those thick forests were reduced to 1% coverage over the years.

In order to restore the natural vegetation the government of Eritrea launched summer work programs (Maetot) in 1994, in which students are deployed in different parts of the country to participate in afforestation activities that include planting trees and water and soil conservation. Continue reading Summer Work Program on the Path of Making Eritrea Green Again

Eritrea Government Officials Take a Study Visit to Bangladesh

Nine Agro-meteorology experts and extension officers from the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) Eritrea, travelled to Bangladesh from 12-23 May 2017 for a study visit.

BY UNDEP ERITREA

Nine Agro-meteorology experts and extension officers from the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) Eritrea, travelled to Bangladesh from 12-23 May 2017 for a study visit. The visit was to exchange information and share knowledge on disasters and climate risk management for food security information and was facilitated by UNDP Eritrea in collaboration with UNDP Bangladesh. Continue reading Eritrea Government Officials Take a Study Visit to Bangladesh

Eritrea Striving to Address Negative Effects of Climate Change

Eritrea demonstrating commitment to achieve Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) by 2030

Eritrea endeavours numerous soil and water conservation schemes to combat effects of climate change. These includes but not limited to: planting over 41 million trees, constructing over 600 different sized water reservoirs (dams), and distributing over 150,000 energy saving stoves.

BY ERI-NEWS

Geographically, Eritrea is located in the Sahel region which is prone to drought and erratic rainfall. This situation is aggravated by climate change. Hence, sustainable land management issues assume great importance for countries like Eritrea whose economies highly depend on agriculture. Continue reading Eritrea Striving to Address Negative Effects of Climate Change

Eritrea: Managing Water Resources to Achieve Sustainable Food Security

BY ALEM FISSHATZION

As Eritrea marks 26 years of Independence, I can’t help remembering Professor Abraham Kidane’s sober reflection last year of the country’s development policy progress during the first 25 years of independence in three magnificent essays. Continue reading Eritrea: Managing Water Resources to Achieve Sustainable Food Security