Reintegration Assistance: Good, Promising and Innovative Practices Series. Knowledge Management Hub releases 11th factsheet
The EU-IOM Knowledge Management Hub released today the 11th factsheet on “Creating Livelihoods through Environmental Rehabilitation in Ethiopia” from the Reintegration Assistance: Good, Promising and Innovative Practices Series.
The series, launched in 2020, aims at highlighting innovative reintegration activities along with operational details, allowing practitioners on this field to learn more about these and to understand how they are implemented and how they could be replicated or adapted in their respective contexts.
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The 11th factsheet is centered on the multifaceted project “Creating Livelihoods through Environmental Rehabilitation in Ethiopia”, implemented under the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in the Horn of Africa. It describes the improved socioeconomic conditions of migrants who have returned to the Habru District in Ethiopia, whilst simultaneously rehabilitating the surrounding environment with the inclusion of community members and local partners.
This project has contributed to rehabilitate severely degraded land by using an integrated watershed development approach, benefiting returnees and potential migrants, and focusing on women living in the project sites. Furthermore, it has also supported the socioeconomic reintegration of returnees through different community-based income-generating activities.
The support provided through community dialogues, partnerships and synergies has fostered the dissemination of knowledge and experiences, raising awareness on subjects that range from environmental degradation and rehabilitation to the dangers of irregular migration.
The project’s final report shows that 80 per cent of the targeted households have developed the capacity to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change, with around 205 households in the area benefiting from the rehabilitation of the land. Whereas the data collected through community-based reintegration monitoring tools, by IOM Ethiopia in February 2021, presented an overall positive perception (92%) of respondents towards the project.
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