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Sustainable Land and Environment Development for Ethiopia (SULED-Ethiopia)

Hawassa, Ethiopia
Joined January 2022

SULED-Ethiopia is a local CSO registered in Ethiopia. It aims to ensure rights protection, improve the sustainable development of land, environment and natural resources in Ethiopia.

Presence in: Ethiopia
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Community Organizing, Community Paralegals, Environmental Justice, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Housing Rights & Informal Settlements, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Livelihoods, Policy Advocacy, Right to Information

SULED-Ethiopia is a Board-Led charitable organization registered in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia as a local CSO. A group of land, environmental, human rights and development experts came together to establish SULED-Ethiopia. Their motivation is to extend professional support of knowledge-based development of the country’s land and natural resource sustainably. And thereby, ensuring rights protection, improving sustainable development of land, environment and natural resources in Ethiopia and contributing to the sustainable development of the country. It strategized the power of the law and rights to defend the land and environmental justice, harmonize developments and environmental change with sustainable development goals of the UN and achieve land and environmental justice. Chiefly, it considers the marginalized agrarian and pastoral society and strives for sustainable developments that highly consider women and growing rural youth. Therefore, SULED-Ethiopia aspires to bring in and create forums for various researchers, pursue scientific research and publications, complaint investigations, reporting’s, public interest litigations and government outreach services.

SULED-Ethiopia is established to address the following three core objectives:

  1. Contribute to the development and transfer of evidence-based knowledge on sustainable development of land, environment and natural resources in Ethiopia through scientific research and publications;
  2. Improve the protection of land, environment and natural resources rights in Ethiopia by investigating complaints, producing periodic reports and public interest litigations on land right violations, environmental damages and developments of natural resources; and
  3. Improve the Federal and Regional Governments capacity in land, environment and natural resource administrations through continuous and concerted government outreach services including policy and legal advice, training and consulting works.

People Associated With This Organization

Yidneckachew Ayele Zikargie

Sustainable Land and Environment...
Joined January 2022
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Livelihoods
I have over 13 years of work experience in Hawassa University - Assistant Professor at School of Law, and Project Coordinator at Addis Ababa University Centre for Human Rights, Organization for Social Justice, Ethiopian Women’s Lawyers Association and SULED-Ethiopia. I have been teaching public law courses, advising students and conducting research. I had the chance to administer the academics as Head of School of Law for two years. I was Centre Manager for Access to Justice Project run by Addis Ababa University Centre for Human Rights, where I was responsible to coordinate the project, mobilising volunteers, delivering training, leading rights advocacy, supervising paralegals and ensuring quality service. I was able to provide professional support to the former Organization for Social Justice by coordinating the Legal Literacy, Rights Advice and Information Project. I had the chance to work for the Ethiopian Women’s Lawyers Association at the regional level. I volunteered for a number of social, environmental and economic causes. I did my first degree in Law (LLB Degree) from Mekelle University in 2007 and a Joint Master’s Degree (MA) in Peace and Security Studies from Addis Ababa University, Institute for Peace and Security Studies, and the University of Peace in 2011. Currently, I am a PhD student at the Norwegian University of Life Science in International Environment and Development Studies. I am interested in rights, power, development, land, livelihood, social justice and pastoral frontiers academic engagements, research and consultancy works. Most importantly, I am a founding member and vice director of a local CSO named Sustainable Land and Environment Development for Ethiopia (SULED-Ethiopia).
Yidneckachew Ayele Zikargie is the network champion (main point of contact) for Sustainable Land and Environment Development for Ethiopia (SULED-Ethiopia).

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