The Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre & Network (HoA-REC&N) is an autonomous institution under Addis Ababa University that focuses on environmental concerns and sustainable development options within the Horn of Africa. It facilitates, strengthens and advocates for initiatives related to environmental conservation and natural resource management, in particular land use planning, integrated water resources management, ecosystem management, climate change and energy and value chains for sustainable products and services.
The Network, hosted by the Centre, promotes more than 40 higher learning institutions and research centers, endogenous civil society and community based organizations in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan. In the future Eritrea will be included. The Centre and Network link initiatives to enhance environmental governance and management, contribute to sustainable development, and improve livelihoods within the region.