SEDA (Sustainable Environment and Development Action) has been working in the Central Rift Valley since 1994, promoting environmentally-friendly technologies complimented by various environmental rehabilitation, livelihood development and community based eco-tourism projects. The area around Lake Ziway has seen great deforestation as the local communities are forced to cut trees either as a source of income or to burn for fuel at home. As a response, SEDA has introduced energy-saving stoves to local families in the region. These stoves burn wood more efficiently, thereby reducing the amount of wood required for cooking. Additionally, they save significant time spent by women and children collecting wood. The stoves are well-vented, reducing smoke and resulting respiratory illness
The Konso Development Association (KDA) is a long-running community-based development organization that facilitates work to sustainably improve the living conditions of the people in the region. The Travelers Philanthropy Fund has partnered with KDA’s efforts to rehabilitate eroded lands in the Gersale village of Konso. The community-based nursery houses thousands of seedlings of different varieties of trees while soil and water conservation activities lay the groundwork for reviving an ecosystem in otherwise harsh ecosystems.
Petit Fute (founded 1976) is a series of French travel guides broadly equivalent to the Lonely Planet series in English or the competing French ‘Guides du routard’ series. The series also publishes some works in English, such as Petit Fute Best of France. The term petit fute means “little wily one,” implying in this case […]
The Ethiopia Travelers Philanthropy Fund was started to give visitors the opportunity to give back to Ethiopia in a responsible way. The initiative was introduced by the USAID-funded Ethiopia Sustainable Tourism Alliance in conjunction with Sustainable Travel International. The program supports sustainable tourism development by connecting travelers to projects that improve the environment, boost local […]
Gondwana DMCs is a network of first class destination management companies and tour operators from around the world. Each representative is carefully selected based on their commitment to offering expert travel advice, creative itineraries and personalized service. We have been the Ethiopian representative for Gondwana DMCs since 2011.