• Cultural Biodiversity
    Cultural Biodiversity

Creating Better Environment For Life

We are working to raise the importance of using sustainable knowledge, practices and innovations in order to support and improve the livelihoods of local communities in Ethiopia. We work to incorporate the best of both traditional and modern knowledge through sharing experiences, open dialogue, research and training, based on genuine participation.

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Cultural Biodiversity program is aimed to help students and

all school communities to understand, give value to and utilize local knowledge, innovations and practices through organizing bio-cultural experience sharing national events and exhibitions and facilitating the informal ways of exploring and documenting the bio-cultural lore of their local areas by students through the process known as “learning from the root”.

This program was initiated by the institute with 16 government schools selected from all regional governments including Diredawa and Addis Ababa city administration in 2001; by 2017, 25 schools had been incorporated in the program

The program’s effectiveness is seen in its contribution to shape the attitudes of young people to be responsible for their own life and work for their communities. The CB exhibition and experience sharing event organized by ISD is one of the special festivals that contributes to the democratization process by sensitizing young people attending modern education to build confidence about the importance of local cultures and related knowledge of local rural communities.

ISD Biography

  • THE FOUNDERS >

    ISD was founded in 1996 when Dr. Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher and his wife, Sue Edwards, were asked by the Ethiopian Government to come up with alternatives for expensive external inputs, particularly chemical fertilizers, in order for smallholder farmers to make their land productive
  • WHO WE WORK WITH >

    ISD works incolaboration with local and international organizations to meet its goal and ISD's source of funding is grants from national and international donors. As of January 2011, ISD's donors and partners included the following.
  • VOLUNTEERS AND INTERNS >

    ISD works incolaboration with local and international organizations and Volunteers/Interns to meet its goal. contact us info@isd-bio.org
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