Environmental Policy Review: Key Issues in Ethiopia 2011

Key Issues in Ethiopia 2011 is the first in a series of reports written by the Colby Environmental Policy Group, a group of senior environmental policy majors at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.  This is the first East Africa Update report created by students enrolled in ES 493: Environmental Policy Practicum, taught by Professor Travis Reynolds. Reports from previous years focused on the state of Maine’s environment, and can be viewed on the State of Maine’s Environment page.

The 2011 report examines six topics of importance to Ethiopia: Environmental NGOs, Forests, Livestock, Lakes, Waste Management and Energy.  For each issue, we explore the history of the topic, laws and institutions, stakeholders, the current state of the topic, and the implications of our findings that we relate to the future state of the topic.  We conclude each chapter with policy recommendations based on our analyses. To learn more about the authors see short biographies on the About Us page.

To view a summary of the Key Issues in Ethiopia 2011 report, see the Executive Summary. To download a complete pdf of the entire Key Issues in Ethiopia 2011 report (3.9 MB) click here. To view and download individual chapters of the reports on-line, visit the Key Issues in Ethiopia 2011 page. To view powerpoint presentations summarizing the each individual chapter of the report, see the Student Presentations.

Colby College News (December 8, 2011): “Research to be presented in Ethiopia, in Amharic”