June 2015

Counterpart’s Local Leaders – Bedilu Shegen, Malawi

Bedilu Shegen talks about his experience leading the Ethiopia Sustainable Tourism Alliance (ESTA) project and his goals for Counterpart’s new Supporting the Efforts of Partners (STEPs) program in Malawi.

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February 2015

Protecting 10th Century Artifacts Restores an Ethiopian Community

For more than 72 years, “The Ark of the Covenant,” believed to shelter the 10 Commandments given to Moses, remained safe among the Zay people on the southern Ethiopian island of Tulu Gudo.

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July 2013

Grant will help restore Ethiopia’s religious wonders for community benefit

The sacred chest holding the Ten Commandments was worshipped and feared for centuries until suddenly, almost three thousand years ago, it disappeared.

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June 2013

Digital maps are the final stamps of approval for Ethiopia’s community conservation areas

With the click of a mouse, the final versions of maps outlining conservation areas have set the precedent for a new kind of land management in Ethiopia.

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April 2013

Ethiopian beekeepers abuzz with release of new training video

Winnie the Pooh was on to something. Anyone who has squeezed a chunk of fresh honeycomb and tasted the golden sugary ooze would agree that getting one’s head stuck inside a pot is well worth the risk.

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March 2013

Community ecotourism destinations open in Ethiopia’s Central and Southern Rift Valleys

Climb into one of the canopied boats waiting on the shore of Ethiopia’s Lake Ziway and be transported back in time, to an ancient monastery where monks say the sacred Ark of the Covenant once rested.

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December 2012

Notes from the field: Blazing the trail for tourism in Ethiopia’s Lepis Forest

The vast majority of tourists who arrive in Ethiopia head straight for the northern part of the country.

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October 2012

“Blown Away”: Watershed Management in Rural Ethiopia

This first-person account is part of a regular series of how Counterpart works in the field. This story is by Abe Henry, Program Assistant. Eleven …

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October 2012

Ethiopia: A Treasure to Be Shared, Not Burned

Nagash Gemachu has a new profession, as a tour guide for the beauties of the Lepis Forest – its growing network of trails, its beautiful …

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October 2012

Building an Incentive into Conserving the Land in Ethiopia

The village of Beshera Chafa in Ethiopia’s Central Rift Valley is turning a wasteland into a profit center.

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