Filakit, Ethiopia

EWB-USA UMN Ethiopia Project

Background

EthiopiaEWB-UMN will be working in Filakit, Ethiopia. The main concerns in Filakit are the lack of water for their community of ~300. Due to a lack of water and deforestation, much of the wildlife have left this area. Work needs to be done educating the community on sustainable farming practices. With proper irrigation, the community can also look to begin the process of planting new trees for reforestation. The Ethiopia project will also be looking to use drones to help survey the area. An initial assessment trip to survey the community will be happening this upcoming May.

Our technical subgroups are constantly working on various implementation projects, including: Water storage, Drip Irrigation, Public Health, Drone Surveying, Crop Efficiency and Water Purification.

Summary


NGO Collaboration


Where We Are


Ethiopia Regions

See below for an overview of the Filakit landscape:

For more information about this exciting opportunity contact Andrew Kanewske at kanew004@umn.edu or Lily Hock at hockx012@umn.edu