Establishment

After long years of charitable services as independent entities in Ethiopia, Environment and Coffee Forest Forum and Climate Change Forum Ethiopia have decided to merge and operate as a single Ethiopian charity in 2017. The merger and consolidation took over a year and fulfilled all the criteria of Ethiopian Government regulatory requirements. Subsequently, Environment, Climate Change and Coffee Forest Forum (ECCCFF) was established as an Ethiopian Resident Charity and licensed on June 05, 2017 by the Charities and societies Agency of the federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (with registration No. 621/2009). The charity was established by a group of professionals, prominent individuals, and scholars, in order to strengthen and promote different institutions and serve communities at large.

Objectives

  • to generate knowledge that fosters the conservation and judicious management of coffee forests and their biodiversity in Ethiopia,
  • to design coffee forest management systems and standards that enhance the conservation and sustainable use of forest resources by the local communities,
  • to evaluate production practices of forest coffee and other non-timber forest products based on international standards,
  • to design mainstreaming system of local livelihood diversification and environmental monitoring,
  • to strengthen the capacity of government sectors, local community and other stakeholders that help to cope with climate changes,
  • to propose ecosystems management systems and standards that improve sustainable use of natural resources,
  • to provide scientific information and expert advice on biodiversity and environmental issues to policy makers,
  • to collect and disseminate information on the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and coffee forests,
  • to educate and train young researchers and environmentally aware citizens to meet the current challenges of environmental change,
  • to create awareness and a joint discussion forum for governmental and non-governmental organizations and those involved in the conservation and use of coffee forest resources.

Vision

Our vision is to be a leading civil society organization in natural resource conservation, championing sustainability of ecosystems, adaptation to and mitigation of climate change by building resilience where vulnerability to poverty reduced; productivity increased and communities benefited from opportunities obtained.

 

Mission

Promote sustainable use of environment and its resources (ecosystems, forests, water, soil, biodiversity, etc.) and development of low carbon green economy through increased resilience to climate change, underpin natural resource management through rehabilitation of degraded lands for conservation and increased production, productivity and innovated livelihood diversification to broaden opportunities for smallholder farmers, pastoralists and other stakeholders, scale out best practices, coordinated and networked action.

Values

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Genuine and mutual partnership

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Humanity

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Neutrality

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Gender equity and equality

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People centered

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Commitment

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Loyalty

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Team spirit

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Responsive to challenges of environmental and climate change

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Multi-sect oral Partnership

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Transparency , accountability and  value for money

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Learning , innovation and adaptation

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Shared understanding

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Efficiency and effectiveness