Announcement of DREAM ASAL Conference

DREAM ASAL Conference 2019:
Development of Resilience Empowering Alternative Measures for Ethiopian Lowlands”.

29 September – 3 October 2019

The conference, organized jointly by the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture and the Afar Bureau of Livestock, Agriculture and Natural resource Development  and the GIZ SDR Support Programme, will take stock of the most promising approaches in the arid and semi-arid lowlands of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa.

We are excited to have a large and diverse number of participants: pastoralists and agro-pastoralists, decision makers, international development partners, governmental implementers, civil society experts, researchers, and others.

The event consists of three parts.

  • 29- 30 September, Semera, Afar region. Pre-conference:
    The Challenge of invasive species: new ways of use or eradication
  • 1 October: DREAM Excursion:
    Visiting field sites in Gulina and Yalo
  • 2-3 October, Semera, Afar region: DREAM Conference:
    Stock Taking of Successful Approaches and Defining the Way Forward

Interested? Registration is NOW open! The conference will host a maximum of 300 participants, first come first serve! Please use this link to register.

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You are invited to suggest topics to discuss, promising practices to highlight, and sites to visit. Share your experience with regards to strengthening resilience for pastoral and agro-pastoral livelihoods through natural resource management related to topics like:

  • Participatory Planning with Pastoral and Agro-Pastoral Communities
  • Biological and Physical Land Rehabilitation
  • Rangeland Management, Grazing Management, Carrying Capacity
  • Livelihoods Development
  • Water Supply and Disaster Risk Management
  • Competence Development
  • Framework Conditions and Strategic Policy Advice

Please send your possible inputs to

The detailed agenda will be published soon.

Looking forward hearing from you, best regards!

Your DREAM Conference Team, represented by:
Dr. Elisabeth van den Akker
Programme Manager GIZ SDR