Climate Smart Initiative Story of Change Eight: Sadik Shabure, PSNP-PW Foreman

The Climate Smart Initiative (CSI) was launched in July 2013, as an adjunct to the existing Government of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) and Household Asset Building Programme (HABP); two of the key mechanisms of the Government to tackle food security issues and related rural livelihoods strengthening.

CSI was designed to pilot approaches that consider climate change within this larger, established context, working within existing Government approaches and cycles. This Story of Change provides an example of how CSI has affected Sadik Shabure, who for the last five years has been the PSNP Public Works (PW) foreman, working with Mesrak Gortancho kebele Agricultural Office and Halaba special woreda Agricultural Office.

Sadik Shabure, an experienced PSNP-PW foreman, improved his understanding of how best to conserve soil and water and address flood risk after CSI-provided training on natural resources management. This on-the-job training boosted his knowledge, skills and confidence. One only needs to walk around Muleta Gojam watershed to see the impact of his PSNP-PW. In particular, he facilitated the implementation of non-stone check dams on 3km of gully. The community of Muleta Gojam watershed is now protected from flood and the gully has silted up, reuniting neighbours once divided.

Read the other stories of change:

Climate Smart Initiative Story of Change One: Hassna

Climate Smart Initiative Story of Change Two: Mesaye

Climate Smart Initiative Story of Change Three: Ayale and Berlie

Climate Smart Initiative Story of Change Four: Babeye Bantider, HABP Agribusiness Expert

Climate Smart Initiative Story of Change Five: Biruk Legesse, Daru Labu Woreda HABP Expert

Climate Smart Initiative Story of Change Six: Jamal

Climate Smart Initiative Story of Change Seven: Sileshi

Climate Smart Initiative Story of Change Nine: Gulilat Melaku, Development Agent

Climate Smart Initiative Story of Change Ten: Alulla Tekelay, PSNP Public Works Focal Person

Climate Smart Initiative Story of Change Eleven: Yohannes

Climate Smart Initiative Story of Change Twelve: Tesfay