South West Forest and Landscapes Grouping (SWFLG)


South West Forests and Landscape Grouping is an informal grouping that operates in Ethiopia and comprises the University of Huddersfield, UK and its partners the Ethiopian NGO Ethio-Wetlands and Natural Resources Association (EWNRA) and the Dutch EEIG (European Economic Interest Grouping) Sustainable Livelihood Action / Wetland Action.

SWFLG undertakes development projects with a focus on an ecologically sound, economically viable and socially sensitive approach to the management of the landscape of South West Ethiopia.

Members of the Grouping have almost 20 years of experience through more than ten field projects in the south west funded by the EU and other international donors.

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Principles and work areas

SWFLG takes a functional landscape and livelihoods approach.

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SWFLG recognises that the landscape is a functional system with interlinked elements.

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Economic Development of Communities

Improving livelihoods through developing new enterprises or enhancing existing ones.

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SWFLG has a strong track record of working with local stakeholders and empowering livelihoods for a better future.

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We face of many challenges, such as climate change, economic fluctuations and demographic dynamics.

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Tel: +44 (0) 1484 47 1367