Oromo peoples’ contributions are essential in designing and implementing solutions for Oromo ecosystems.
Oromo traditional knowledge and heritage can contribute to environmental assessments and sustainable ecosystem management. For example, the sustainable production and consumption of Oromo traditional food has invaluable benefits for Oromia natural resources and ecosystems, contributes to a sustainable and healthier diet, and helps mitigate climate change.
Oromo had their own concepts of respect for nature and stewardship long before the conservation movement began.
The Oromo have been observing environmental changes for generations; and have recognized patterns. And this is exactly the kind of knowledge and expertise we need, to tackle climate change and mitigate its harmful impact.
A focus of our work is the mutual recognition of the sanctity of life and nature, and the equality among the beliefs of the world’s religions and the traditional spiritualities of Oromo people.
In doing so, we hope to contribute to the safeguarding Oromo traditional knowledge, while healing our planet by facilitating the reconciliation of historical conflicts between culture and nature.