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31. የአየር ንብረት ለውጥ፤ የአካባቢ ጥበቃና የዘላቂ ልማት ትስስር በኢትዮጵያ
2004 ዓ.ም.
Editor: አለባቸው አደም
የአየር ንብረት ለውጥ ዘላቂ ልማትን የሚፈታተን ችግር ነው፡፡
የኢትዮጵያ ኢኮኖሚ በአብዛኛው የተመሠረተው በተፈጥሮ ሃብትና ወቅቱን
ጠብቆ በሚመጣ ዝናብ ላይ ከመሆኑ አንፃር፤ የአየር ንብረት ለውጥ
የሚፈጥረው ጫና ከፍተኛ ነው፡፡ ከዚህ አንፃር የአየር ንብረት
ለውጥ የሀገሪቱን የወደፊት የዕድገት ደረጃና ህልውና ከሚወስኑ ጉዳዮች
በግምባር ቀደምትነት ከሚጠቀሱት አንዱ እንደሚሆን እሙን ነው፡፡
የጉዳዩን አሳሳቢነት በመረዳት ፎረም ፎር ሶሻል ስተዲስ “የአየር ንብረት
ለውጥ፤ የአካባቢ ጥበቃና የዘላቂ ልማት ትስስር በኢትዮጵያ” በሚል
ዐቢይ ርእስ ዙሪያ ባዘጋጀው የህዝባዊ የውይይት መድረክ 7 ጥናታዊ
ጽሑፎች ቀርበው ነበር፡፡ ይህ በአቶ አለባቸው አደም የተጠናቀረው
መጽሀፍ በህዝባዊ ውይይት ላይ የቀረቡትን 7 ጥናታዊ ጽሑፎች አካቶ
32. Climate Change and Rural Livelihoods in Northern Ethiopia: Impacts, Local Adaptation Strategies and Implications for Institutional Interventions
Author: Alebachew Adem
FSS Monograph No.7

Climate change is a key emerging threat to the lives and livelihoods of the rural poor in Ethiopia. Ethiopia’s response to climate change today will bear directly on the development prospects of a large part of the country’s rural areas and populations. This study was conducted in selected rural kebeles in Meket (North Wello Zone) and Raya Azebo districts (Debubawi Zone in Tigray). The study shows that female headed households, the landless and those with limited access to productive assets are among those who suffer disproportionately from the impacts of climate change because of their excessive reliance on natural resources while at the same time they have limited options to diversify into less climate-sensitive activities. Despite their vulnerability to climate change, rural women are also the unsung heroines. In Meket and Raya Azebo, women are observed struggling and strategizing to prevail amid deteriorating environmental conditions. In this regard, involving both women and men and their respective views in the climate adaptation process of planning and implementation is critical to ensure that the end solutions will actually benefit all members of the community.
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33. The Aräqe Dilemma: The Socioeconomics of Traditional Distilled Alcohol Production, Marketing, and Consumption in Ethiopia
Author: Author: Yeraswork Admassie and Ezana Amdework
FSS Monograph No.6

Aräqe, the subject of this study, is a ubiquitous feature of present day Ethiopian society – with the exception of the predominantly Muslim communities. Its production, marketing, and consumption are so widespread and so entrenched that the issue of illicitness is almost never raised. Throughout the fieldwork informing this study, its legality was not questioned even once – by ordinary folks, police officers and local administrators alike.
Aräqe is more than the alcoholic drink of choice for people living in rural and small towns of Ethiopia, and its popularity is on the rise even in the big towns and cities.
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34. FSS Update Issue No. 45
March-November 2011
Editor: FSS
- FSS- ATOS collaborative Research on Tracking Trends in Ethiopia’s Civil Society (TECS)

- FSS Workshop on Textile and Clothing industry in Africa

- FSS book project-Edited Book on Food Security, Safety Nets and Social Protection: The Ethiopian experience

- National Conference on Agricultural Sustainability: Opportunities and challenges

- National Workshop on People’s Movement on Development Effectiveness in Climate Financing in Wolayita (12-14 November 2011)

- New FSS Staff
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35. Participation of Women in Politics and Public Decision Making in Ethiopia
Author: Meaza Ashenafi
FSS Monograph No.5

This monograph was originally produced as a Masters Thesis. It is based on the premise that women's independent organized activities, whether carried out at policy or community level, as well as women's formal political participation are both important and complementary. The question addressed in this research is what contributions have been made by women’s independent organized activities and formal political participation, towards enhancing the empowerment of women and ensuring their participation in governance. The study examines the roles played by women in public decision making arenas.