Jawi Woreda is located in Awi Zone of Amhara National Regional State. The indigenous people of the Woreda are the Kulsi. The Kulsi are an ethnic group living today in North-Western Ethiopia. They speak a central Cushitic language and are closely related to the Agaw peoples. They are concentrated west of Lake Tana near the Sudanese border in Western Ethiopia. Most of these people are small farmers and cattle raisers who remain loyal to their traditional religious believes. The Kulsi people depends upon several sources of subsistence. However, they are more dependent on agro ecological activities. Honey harvesting and hunting forms a major source of livelihood.Beside the indigenous people of the area, Jawi lowland has currently accommodated newly resettled people from Amhara National Regional State. These resettlers in the area can be categorized as state sponsored and spontaneous resettlers.