• Environmental Science and Natural resources
• Society and Environment
• Climate change and Development
• Pastoral development and indigenous people rights
Specializes in pastoralism, rural livelihoods, indigenous knowledge systems, climate change adaptation and mitigation and arid land/water resource management. Climate change programme coordinator- Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network (HoA-REC&N), Addis Ababa University think tank working among the most disadvantaged communities in the Greater Horn Region including Sudan, Kenya, Somaliland, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Over 7 years of development work experience and worked as a consultant and advisor for a number of local organizations and National Governments Ministries and NGO’s in the Greater Horn of Africa.
Resource based conflict dynamics, the socio-economic system, climate change coping and adaptation strategies including natural resource management in agro-pastoral and pastoral indigenous communities in the Horn of Africa.
Nyangatom adaptive responses to growing insecurity: perceiving and coping with climate variability and political-ecological change (Southwest Ethiopia)
The researcher started his doctoral project on the adaptive responses of Omo Valley communities to growing insecurity with the climate variability and political-ecological changes, in Ethiopia. The purpose of this doctoral research is to explore on how the agro-pastoral communities in the Omo Valley are perceiving and coping with climate variability and political-ecological changes. He particularly interested in the way how the indigenous ethnic groups in the zone interacts with the current land use land cover changes such as acquisition of lands to state lead investments and inter-ethnic tensions over land tenure. This study tries to assess how the scale of the projects, resettlement, demographic and climate changes significantly affect conflict dynamics, local livelihood and thus their adaptive capacity to deal with food insecurity and climate variability.
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