• Organic Agriculture
    Organic Agriculture


REDD+ Readiness in Ethiopia

ISD, with support from FCPF through Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), prepared a series of trainings of Training of Trainers (TOT) to strengthen the capacity of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in REDD+ readiness.

The first round took place from August 21, 2017 to August 29, 2017 in Debre Zeit BONITA Youth Development Training Center. ISD engaged 6 CSOs that are working on REDD+ activities with local forest dwelling communities. A total of 15 participants took part in the training.

The second round training for TOT took place from October 24, 2017 to November 2, 2017 in Addis Ababa, ISD’s Resource center. There were 19 participants from 11 CSOs who took part in the training.

Youth and Women

Second Call for SUNSAI Proposals

The Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD), in collaboration with IFOAM International, is launching the second phase of the Scaling up Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture Interventions (SUNSAI) project to improve the nutritional status of women, children and the people at large in North and South Wollo Zone, Finfine Zuria Oromia Special Zone and Addis Ababa City.

ISD advertised the first call to all governmental, non-governmental and private organizations who are interested to take part in the two-year project and bring about change in their community. Accordingly, the proposals were evaluated and 4 of them were selected.

Now ISD is launching the second call for SUNSAI proposals for all governmental, non-governmental and private organizations who are interested to take part in the two-year project and bring about change in their community are invited to submit proposals.

For proposal submission, download and read the guidelines at https://maan.ifoam.bio/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=27263370&preview=/27263370/27263368/SUNSAI%20guidelines-Revised.docx. You must also download and use the application format https://maan.ifoam.bio/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=27263370&preview=/27263370/27263369/Application%20form%20for%20proposals%2C%20SUNSAI.docx. Completed application forms must be submitted electronically to

Printed copies of the guidelines and application form are also available at ISD Addis Ababa Main Office and Dessie Branch Office.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 25 February 2019

Interested applicants can get additional clarification on the application process from ISD Main Office in Addis Ababa and ISD Dessie Branch Office. If you have any questions concerning the proposal submission please also call: +251 923 369190 or +251 911 709180

Full address of ISD is available on the last page of the guideline

The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation

The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation was formed in May 1909 and has since been instrumental in influencing most major decisions on environmental issues such as environmental legislation, that the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency was established and that there are eco-labeling of goods and services.

The SSNC supported the EOA initiative for Africa particularly implemented by ISD Ethiopia comprised of the 6 pillars.

Pillar 1: The research training and extension

Pillar 2: Information Communication activities were implemented mostly in Tigray and South Wollo areas through partnerships with local area extensions. This is accomplished to ensure ecological sustainability through using renewable resources, proper management & use of natural resource and enhance high quality and quantity productions for improving community livelihoods

Pillar 3: Value chain and market development) was synergized with SDC BvAT supported EOA program and implemented in Holeta and South Wollo areas with particular emphasis on value chains of selected organically produced vegetables through a working partnership with local area extension, research institutes, and Wollo University.

Pillar 4 linking and networking activities were implemented with school environment education clubs of 24 government schools with the general objectives of linking the young people with knowledge of local communities and building up environmental awareness.

Pillar 5: which focused on policy and program development also required to be complementing the work under the CLO (supported by SDC- BvAT) for sensitizing of EOA practitioners from local and regional decision-makers in Tigray region in the plan year.

Pillar 6: SSNC supported pillar six’s activities were fully utilized to build the institutional capacity of ISD.