The role of Oromo indigenous knowledge in disaster Management and Protection: the case of Kuttaayee Oromo in Ambo district

Terefe Mitiku, Waktole Hailu


This paper addresses the Role of Oromo indigenous knowledge in disaster management and protection.Oromo indigenous knowledge in disaster management and protection is essential for the sustainable disaster management and health of the natural environment and its inhabitants. It presented Oromo indigenous knowledge in disaster management and disaster prevention. Data were obtained from primary sources from key informants through interview, Focus Group Discussion (FGD) and observation and analysed qualitatively. The contribution of Oromo belief system, value, norm, custom and worldview in disaster prevention and environmental management is also discussed. The Oromo people have developed detailed interactive knowledge of the heavens, of the Earth, of the weather, of the animals, of vegetation, of the water, of the soil, of crops, of insects, and of environmental and nutritional requirements, properties and peculiarities

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