Eritrea

National Confederation of Eritrean Workers

Address: P.O. Box 1188, Asmara, Eritrea
Phone: 291 1 11 61 87
Fax: 291 1 12 66 06
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Tekeste Baire
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women
Year Founded: 1952
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Tigrigna / Arabic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: International Federation of Free Trade Union

Action Areas:

Purpose:

A trade union organization to protect the rights of workers and the organization.

Illustrative Project:

Restructured the organization, introducing democratic processes through trade union education that also incorporated a platform of industrial relations for collective agreements.

National Union of Eritrean Women

Address: Roosevelt Street, No. 12, P.O. Box 239, Asmara, Eritrea
Phone: 291 1 11 57 02
Fax: 291 1 12 06 28
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Almaz Lijam
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1979
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Tigrigna / Arabic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: UNDP

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Organize women and raise their level of social and civic consciousness; eradicate illiteracy, provide skills training; expand credit schemes and saving programmes; improve women's health, introduce day care centers; enhance women's participation in decision-making and political leadership.

Illustrative Project:

Credit and savings: So far introduced in 45 villages where 1,456 women have received credit. Beneficiaries are mostly displaced women, refugees, returnees, and demobilized women fighters (most of whom are marginalized female heads of households). Our adult literacy programmes have so far educated 26,337 women since 1992.

National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students

Address: P.O. Box 1042, Asmara, Eritrea
Phone: 291 1 12 34 19 / 12 04 88 / 11 42 02
Fax: 291 1 12 59 81
Email: shengeb@aol.com.er / ali@aol.com.er
Internet:
Contact: Mohiadin A. Shengeb
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1950
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Tigrinya / Arabic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: WFDY / IUSY

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To contribute to the well-balanced development of Eritrea's youth through the provision of information, education and services to address all issues affecting youth.

Illustrative Project:

Capacity building/training (held twice a year): In 1996 18-day training workshops for a total of 160 staff and volunteers was carried out. The training covered human resources management, budgeting and financial management, and advocacy. In 1997 the workshop covered communications and networking, report writing, record keeping, advocacy training and interviewing. 

Planned Parenthood Association of Eritrea

Address: P.O. Box 226, Asmara, Eritrea
Phone: 291 1 12 73 33
Fax: 291 1 12 01 94
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Kidisty Habte
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1972
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Tigrigna / Arabic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)

Action Areas:

Purpose:

PPAE plays a leading role in the demonstration and provision of quality family planning, reproductive health (FP/RH) information, education and services.

Illustrative Project:

After the re-establishment of the Association as a national NGO in 1992, it has trained over 100 service providers and educated over 20,000 people on the concepts of FP/RH.

World University Service - Eritrea

Address: Roosevelt Ave. 14, Asmara, Eritrea
Phone: 291 1 12 224
Fax: 291 1 12 225
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Semainseh Ghebrai
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1990
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Tigrinya / Arabic
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: World University Service (WUS) / GTZ

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Incentives given to trained and experienced professionals to set up their own business back in their country thereby providing self-employment and employment for their fellow country people. The professional experience gained during their sojourn in industrialized countries thus becomes a means of technology transfer.

Illustrative Project:

Since 1991, 600 former refugees and their families were supported to establish themselves in Eritrea; 430 young entrepreneurs setting up new business which provide employment for 1665 people.