Where Forestry Meets Innovation
At Sozo Consulting, we are passionate about advancing the forestry sector in Ethiopia. We collaborate with various public private corporations and the Ethiopian government, leveraging our established networks and partnerships to foster growth and innovation. We address the complex issues in forestry, such as sustainable management, conservation, and restoration. We use state-of-the-art technologies, data analysis, and community involvement to connect science and practice. We aim to promote responsible forest stewardship for current and future generations.
As a consulting company, we are committed to promoting entrepreneurship within the forestry sector to achieve growth. Drawing on our experience from Sweden, we believe managing and protecting forests must be profitable for all parties involved. To this end, we have partnered with organizations such as Eco innovation, the Swedish Forest Agency, and SLU to provide a multitude of trainings. Such as our Forest Restoration Entrepreneur Program, Enterprise transformation program, and the LocoForest program which involved collaborations with universities, public and private organizations, and several Angel Investors.
From fostering responsible forest stewardship to innovative programs and woodworking expertise, we’re dedicated to nurturing a sustainable forestry sector and promoting economic growth while protecting our environment.
The LocoForest program is a comprehensive and ecologically-minded initiative focused on the restoration, preservation, and sustainable management of forest ecosystems. By leveraging advanced conservation strategies, scientific research, and community engagement, the program aims to address the pressing challenges of deforestation, habitat degradation, and biodiversity loss. LocoForest combines cutting-edge technology with on- the-ground efforts to promote reforestation, wildlife conservation, and the empowerment of local communities. With a commitment to fostering long-term environmental resilience, the program represents a pivotal step towards mitigating the impacts of climate change while fostering a harmonious coexistence between human activities and natural landscapes.
The Forest Regeneration Innovator Scheme and the Enterprise Transition Scheme are two complementary initiatives that aim to foster environmental and economic sustainability. The former supports innovators who restore degraded woodlands and croplands using advanced conservation strategies, scientific research, and community engagement. The latter helps enterprises to adopt cloud-based solutions that enhance their efficiency, agility, and innovation while reducing their environmental footprint. Both schemes offer online and on-site workshops, customized guidance, and access to a network of investors and specialists. By combining cutting-edge technology with on-the- ground efforts, the schemes address the challenges of deforestation, habitat degradation, biodiversity loss, and climate change while empowering local communities and businesses.
Sozo specializes in woodworking, a craft that has been essential for human civilization. Woodworking not only develops practical skills and fosters creativity, but also creates a profitable industry with many investment opportunities. Our company operates in the forestry sector in Africa, where we see great potential for wood engineering. However, we also recognize the importance of protecting the environment and promoting sustainable growth. That is why we act as the Local Partner between foreign investors and the Ethiopian market, connecting and collaborating with both parties to ensure that the forestry practices are green and beneficial for the local communities. We have a team of experts who can provide guidance and training on sustainable forestry, as well as resources and support for the people who depend on this sector for their livelihoods. Our goal is to create a thriving woodworking industry that respects the environment and contributes to the development of Africa.
We believe that we can create a more sustainable future for everyone. To learn more about our services or how we can help your business in the forestry sector, please don’t hesitate to contact us.