Local Brews + Global Views with Tearfund

Join us for a casual evening of coffee and conversation at our next Local Brews + Global Views — this time, for a discussion with Tearfund, an organization that works to meet the physical and spiritual needs of people living in extreme poverty. 
Together, we’ll learn from special guest Bereket Tassew, leader of Tearfund’s work in Ethiopia. Bereket has helped train over 42,000 small-holder farmers on conservation agriculture, with average yield increases of over 300%. We’ll hear more about Tearfund’s work in conservation agriculture, farmers’ field schools, and women’s savings groups – and how these programs are changing lives and communities.  
We'll be at Folio Café  from 7:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, June 13 - we'll provide the snacks, as Bereket leads this important discussion. Bring your questions and join the conversation! 

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Bereket Tassew

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Bereket Tassew is the Executive Director of Tearfund’s local partner in Ethiopia, the Terepeza Development Association (TDA) and leads Tearfund’s work in Ethiopia. TDA is the development arm of Ethiopia’s nine-million member Kale Heywet Church, and is a recognized leader in innovative community development. 

Bereket’s involvement with helping to train over 42,000 small-holder farmers on conservation agriculture principles means he has indirectly helped almost a quarter of a million people take steps to lift themselves out of poverty in Ethiopia. He has also helped train over 40,000 women in savings groups. His dedication to community development is backed with graduate degrees in Local Development Studies, Public Administration, and a high relational capacity to manage staff and connect with community members.  

More about this event series:

Local Brews + Global Views is an evening discussion series hosted by the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation, inviting you to join the conversation about international cooperation with our members. Each event presents a different topic or project, followed by a casual discussion where we welcome your questions and comments – no prior knowledge required. These events happen live at local venues or online. To hear about upcoming events, you can sign up for our newsletter, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, X (Twitter), or LinkedIn
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