Ethiopia

Abebech Gobena Orphanage and School

Address: P.O. Box 24998, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 12 73 72 / 55 36 22
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Email: agos@telecom.net.et
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Contact: Abineh Abebe
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1980
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors / Earned income
Affiliations: UNICEF, Addis Ababa

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Providing basic needs in  education, health services to orphaned children; supporting commuity self-help development activities; supporting destitute women and children from the community.

Illustrative Project:

A savings and credit scheme is an area of our utmost attempt to help the needy and to alleviate their economic problems.

Action Aid - Ethiopia

Address: P.O. Box 1261, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 65 40 71 / 65 40 72 / 65 40 73
Fax: 251 1 65 34 20
Email: actionaid@telecom.net.et
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Contact: Wendy Crane
Type of Organization: International / Rural / Local / Community
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1972
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To work with the poor to alleviate poverty and ensure lasting improvement in their quality of life.

Illustrative Project:

Dolotha Women Water Development Association: ActionAid has helped the Association run this project since its inception.

Adult and Non-Formal Education Association in Ethiopia

Address: P.O. Box 30011 or 14578, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 65 40 88
Fax: 251 1 61 50 76
Email: lebesech@relecom.net.et
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Contact: Lebesech Tsega / Mammo Kebede Shenkut
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1997
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic / Oromigna
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: German Adult Education Association

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To contribute to the promotion of adult and non-formal education in Ethiopia so that the broader section of  the population (men, women, children) would get better access to educational opportunities that are responsive to their needs.

Illustrative Project:

At present, ANAFEAE is trying to enter an operational agreement with relevant regional sectoral bureaux to start training basic education Instructors initially in and around the Addis Ababa region.

Africa Village Academy

Address: P.O. Box 70099, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 20 16 83 / 71 02 59
Fax: 251 1 65 22 80
Email: avfs@telecom.net.et
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Contact: Kibre Dawit
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1989
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Christian Relief and Development Association (CRDA)

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To develop the socio-economic infrastructure for development, gender balance with the participation and empowerment of the people. Committed to working with individuals, families, communities and Governments towards achieving socio-economic goals such as primary education for disadvantaged children, technology centre and sustainable food.

Illustrative Project:

The AVA savings and credit program has contributed to increased income of clients in at least obtaining one good meal and being able to pay for school uniforms and electric baking stoves. AVA also runs a successful micro-finance project.

African Development Aid Association

Address: P.O. Box 100061, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 18 45 71 / 18 97 65
Fax: 251 1 56 22 80
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Contact: Samuel Futta
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1988
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income
Affiliations: Christian Relief and Development Association

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To empower poor communities towards alleviation of poverty.

Illustrative Project:

Primary School Project at Laga Taffo area: ADAA together with the community of Lago Taffo established a primary school in 1992. This school has been annually up-graded and reached a complete primary level (grade 8) in 1996. Currently 487 students (86% male and 44% female) have been enrolled and there is a teaching staff of 8. The quality of education provided by the school as well as its low drop-out rate is exemplary in the region.

African Forum for Mathematical Ecology

Address: P.O. Box 32896, Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia
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Type of Organization: International / Africa Region
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1990
International Working Language: English / French
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Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: Earth Action

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To introduce the present role of Mathematical Ecology and encourage the use of mathematical modeling in carrying out ecological studies in Africa; to strengthen the capabilities of scientists to do data analysis and interpretation; to enhance multidisciplinary approach to African ecological problems; to promote collaboration and communication among African scientists at the international scientific community on mathematical ecology; to encourage the inclusion of mathematical ecology in the curricula of African institutions of higher learning and the biological and social sciences; to establish ecological data bases; to work towards creating an African centre for mathematical ecology.

Illustrative Project:

Organized a regional workshop on computer and mathematical modeling sponsored by UNIDO/ICS, ICTP, SAREC, UNEP, SAPPAM and AAU.

Agri-Service Ethiopia

Address: P.O. Box 2460, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 65 52 66
Fax: 251 1 65 40 88
Email: mailto:ase@telecom.net.et
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Contact: Getachew Worku
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Local / Community
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1969
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: Christian Relief and Development Association (CRDA)

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To contribute to the social and economic advancement of the rural communities in Ethiopia.

Illustrative Project:

There are indications that our project participants have achieved a sense of self-reliance in social and economic activities.

Amhara Development Association

Address: P.O. Box 307, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 8 201 008
Fax: 251 8 201 008
Email:
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Contact: Hilawe Yosef
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: UNDP

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To build and strengthen the human resource base of the Amhara Region through financing and implementing literacy, primary education, primary health care, vocation skills and small business development programs of the region.

Illustrative Project:

The Amhara Development Association has three vocational training centres. Each training centre has a capacity to train 240 persons at a time. The training centres provide the trainees with accomodation services including food, dormitory, health care and pocket money. The Association has trained 187 females and 1215 males in masonry and 58 females, 464 males in carpentry. According to the 1997 post-training evaluation survey made by the Regional Bureau of Social Affairs, 61% of the trained persons are currently employed or self employed, 14% are seasonally unemployed and 25% are not yet employed.

Association of Ethiopian Microfinance Institutions

Address: P.O. Box 338, Addis Ababa, 1110, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 503 829
Fax: 251 503 830
Email: aemfi@telecom.net.et
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Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Young
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Generate local resources for poverty eradication.

Illustrative Project:

Seminars on management of institutions of microfinance.

Bahir Dar Medhanalem Orphans and Destitute Family Support and Training Center

Address: P.O. Box 191, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 08 20 11 23
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Contact: Ato Sendeku Guaide
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To support orphan and destitute children, women and elders by providing food, medicine and other materials necessary for survival; to provide training for destitute families and  to create employment opportunities.

Illustrative Project:

Our current project plans to train 70 men and 30 women every three months in a variety of skills; fishing, metalwork, woodwork, painting, carpet-making, soap and candle-making, weaving, and fish-net making. From December 1995 up to February 1998, 385 destitute men and women have received different skills training and all of them are able to generate personal income. 138 orphans and destitute children have been given the opportunity to attend pre-school and are being provided with food, clothes and school material.

CARE International - Ethiopia

Address: P.O. Box 4710, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 61 34 22
Fax: 251 1 61 19 00
Email: care.eth@telecom.net.et
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Contact: Mulumebet Merhatsidk
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1945
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic / Oromigna
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: CARE International

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To improve the livelihood security of poor households with special focus on disadvantaged members of the community, such as women.

Illustrative Project:

Zeghe Community Development Project: This project targets coffee growers and fishery groups whose livelihoods were threatened by lack of water and appropriate fishing gear. Provision of water pumps made it possible to access water from a nearby lake and thus improve fishing activities. A revolving fund scheme has helped provide better fishing gear as well as increased local incomes.

Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief

Address: P.O. Box 2555, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 16 16 49 / 65 39 44
Fax: 251 1 65 46 55
Email: cpar@telecom.net.et
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Contact: Getachew Abegaz
Type of Organization: International / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1983
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Supporting vulnerable, low income people in their efforts to achieve good health.

Illustrative Project:

In 12 years of operation, CPAR has developed a reputation for achieving cost-effective impact at the community level, particularly in the fields of primary health care, village water supply, agro-forestry, agricultural extension, credit and saving schemes, including infrastructure development. We believe the population can support itself and sustainably use the resources to  improve and stabiize its living conditions.

Confederation of Ethiopian Trade Unions

Address: P.O. Box 3653, Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 51 59 06 / 15 79 97
Fax: 251 1 51 45 32
Email:
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1963
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income
Affiliations: Organization of African Trade Union Unity

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To ensure the respect and observance of the rights and interests of the Ethiopian worker.

Illustrative Project:

CETU is involved in training and capacity building by educating its members.

Documentation and Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture

Address: P.O. Box 12618, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 65 11 50
Fax: 251 1 51 74 54
Email:
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Contact: Ato Tadesse Worku
Type of Organization: National
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: IRCT / RCT

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Document and identify torture victims, their families and the families of the deceased because of torture; carry out needs assessment of victims; provide medical assistance; educational support and vocational training; carry out self-help projects, i.e. establish income generating activities; create public awareness about the dehumanizing and deprivating effects of torture.

Illustrative Project:

Treatment is offered to both primary and secondary national victims of torture. The treatment includes both physical and psychological care. So far 75 victims have been treated and hearing aids have been provided for four victims. Efforts to provide vocational training for victims have included training them in running grain mills. A workshop on 'The challenges and responses to the plight of victims of torture' has been organized, as well as a seminar for health professionals.

Eshet Microfinance Institution

Address: P.O. Box 23923, Addis Ababa, 1000, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 9 230 413 / 661 491
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Email: eshet@telecom.net.et
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Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Microcredit Summit

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Generate local resources for poverty eradication.

Illustrative Project:

Capacity-building and development of skills to create and manage local micro-finance institutions.

Ethiopian Orthodox Church Development and Inter-Church Aid Commission

Address: P.O. Box 503, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 55 35 66 / 11 96 61
Fax: 251 1 55 14 55
Email: eoc.dicac@telecom.net.et
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Contact: Mekonnen Meshesha
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1972
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: World Council of Churches

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The organization was established primarily to undertake economic, social and humanitarian activities to improve the general standard of living of Ethiopian citizens; to assist the efforts of people to overcome the root causes and effects of poverty, drought and war, through promoting sustainable development; provision of necessities and training for self help to refugees.

Illustrative Project:

Established the Integrated Rural Project in North Wollow where two schools and clinics were built. The project also raises 1.5 million tree seedlings annually and distributes them to farmers. About 150 ha of land has been closed off for natural forest regeneration and soil enriching trees have also been planted. The project has developed 2 springs, dug 2 wells, constructed latrines, and trained 23 traditional birth attendants and community health workers who are currently serving their communities.

Ethiopian Peace and Development Committee

Address: P.O. Box 41879, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 511 966
Fax: 251 1 515 714
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Contact: Yusuf Hassen Noah, Executive Director
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Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
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Action Areas:

Purpose:

Since its founding in 1992, the Ethiopian Peace and Development Committee's core activities have shifted more and more towards conflict prevention and resolution, focusing on the Horn of Africa. The committee has a conflict prevention and resolution department. Training, education and research are the main activities. The Committee's office in the United States carries out part of the theoretical work on conflict resolution. The organisation aims to consolidate issues like human rights promotion and democracy and development into civil society, mainly in the marginal parts of Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society

Address: P.O. Box 13303, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 18 35 20
Fax: 251 1 55 23 50
Email: ewnhs@telecom.net.et
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Contact: Zewditu Tessema
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1966
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: BirdLife International

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The Society has undertaken the Important Bird Areas Project from April 1995 - December 1996. The objectives of the project were to (1) identify sites important for biodiversity conservation; (2) review existing information and conduct surveys to collect data; (3) organize and present the data to the public and interested parties through the publication of the Important Bird Area (IBA) Directory.

Illustrative Project:

The first phase of the project culminated in December 1996 by publishing a book "Important Bird Areas in Ethiopia: A First Inventory" - the first to be published in Africa. The Society has taken the IBA process further through a collaborative working relationship with the Norwegian Ornithological Society. This work focuses on a study of particular species of birds, water birds and on the perception of local communities regarding biodiversity conservation, particularly birds.

Ethiopian Women Entrepreneurs Association

Address: P.O. Box 1118/9262, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Local resources
Affiliations: Microcredit Summit

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Promote networking and sharing of experiences among women entrepreneurs.

Illustrative Project:

Capacity-building on management and organizational skills.

Ethiopian Youth League

Address: P.O. Box 7704, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 55 06 12
Fax: 251 1 51 14 79
Email: britcoun.dis@telecom.net.et
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Contact: Seife Tadelle
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: World Federation of Democratic Youth / ECOSOC

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To challenge the socio-economic and political problems facing youth by developing projects to find solutions to promote understanding, humanitarian law, culture and voluntary service exchange by using sport and education among the youth at all levels.

Illustrative Project:

We are promoting a universal declaration of human rights. We took part in the 1996 Youth Forum in Vienna, Austria.

Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia

Address: P.B. 5716, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 51 21 96 / 51 41 11
Fax: 251 1 51 21 92
Email:
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Contact: Tesfaye Shigu
Type of Organization: National / Local / Urban
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1966
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To improve the situation of family welfare; to promote family planning provisions; to provide counseling services for adolescents; to provide information for education of the family; to provide training to service providers.

Illustrative Project:

Counseling activities. Provision of clinical services for Sexually transmitted diseases. Prevention of AIDS. Awareness raising activities. Youth to youth programmes, also with out-of school youth. Training of service providers. Publication of target oriented information, occasionally in Amharic language.

GURADIAN - Somali Ethiopian Relief and Rehabilitation Organization

Address: P.O. Box 2198, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 51 16 07
Fax: 251 1 51 16 07
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Korfa Garane
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
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Action Areas:

Purpose:

Provide relief and rehabilitation support for dispossessed populations; help orphans during political turmoil and or natural disasters; provide health services and community development programmes towards targetted areas; encourage the concept of voluntary repatriation of refugees; participate in general development programmes; gather facts about displaced populations in Ethiopia and appeal for help to friendly countries, concerned governments, humanitarian orrganizations, groups and individuals to engage in fund-raising to assist  returnees, refugees.

Illustrative Project:

Agro-forestry project: This has improved and maintained the interests of the rural poor through the practice of sustained yield land use management systems, reforestation and revegetation, soil conservation and improved agricultural practices.

Gasha Micro-Financing S.G. (Pro Pride)

Address: P.O. Box 29249, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 131 891 / 751 688
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Email: propride@telecom.net.et
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Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Microcredit Summit

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Generate local resources for development.

Illustrative Project:

Capacity-building and skills development to encourage savings and effective management of microfinance institutions.

Hope '87 - Ethiopia

Address: P.O. Box 7785, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 189 611
Fax: 251 1 651 100
Email: hope'87eth@telecom.net.et
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Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1987
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: ECA / OAU / UNESCO

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To create job opportunity for young people.

Illustrative Project:

"Bloom in Dust" project which help in alleviating the problem of the youth by creating jobs for young people and helping them in realizing income generating projects through advising and financial assistance, is a precedent that might be an example for others.

Hope Enterprises

Address: P.O. Box 30153, Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 55 31 02
Fax: 251 1 55 26 38
Email: hope@padis.gn.apc.org
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Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1971
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: CDRA

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To provide hope for the helpless through various initiatives leading to self sufficiency.

Illustrative Project:

Influencing public policy as it pertains to children's issues through a publication that runs every four months called " The Best Interests of the Ethiopian Child".

Hope for Women

Address: P.O.Box 1509, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 51 84 00
Fax: 251 1 51 00 64
Email:
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Promote social cohesion and development.

Illustrative Project:

Skills development for a sustained and peaceful community development.

Integrated Holistic Approach Urban Development Project

Address: P.O. Box 6889, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 51 18 45 / 15 63 75
Fax: 251 1 51 21 77
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Jember Teferra
Type of Organization: National / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1989
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Christian Relief Development Agency

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The main objective of the project is to improve the quality of life of the people in the intervention area, in particular of the most destitute ones, by addressing the multiple inter-related needs of the target group and enabling them to take control of their lives, making them self-sufficient.

Illustrative Project:

3,000 members are leading 52 programmes under 3 major components: health, socio-economic and physical upgrading.

Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children

Address: c/o UNECA/IAC, P.O. Box 3001, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 51 57 93
Fax: 251 1 51 57 93
Email: iac-htps@un.org
Internet:
Contact: Almaz Haile Selaissie
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1970
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: ECOSOC

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The purpose of IAC is to eradicate harmful traditional practices that have negative effects on the health of mothers and children and to promote practices that are beneficial.

Illustrative Project:

The Ethiopian National Committee (NCTPE) one of the National Committees through IAC e.g. caters for eradication activities, small scale enterprises through information/education and research activities; small-scale enterprises such as weavery, basket-making and food processing are an example of income-generating activities established for early marriage victims in Gojjam (Ethiopia) in collaboration with IAC and foreign donors.

Jerusalem Association Children's Home

Address: P.O. Box 41742, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 61 10 92
Fax: 251 1 61 10 94
Email: jach@telecom.net
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Contact: Mulugeta Gebru
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1985
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Assist orphan children towards self-reliance and work with urban and rural communities for the overall well-being of children, youth, women and elderly.

Illustrative Project:

More than one hundred youngsters have become economically self-reliant citizens through the different schemes that the organization has designed and implemented. These include vocational training in agricultural and non-agricultural fields and several small scale self-employment business activities.

Kaleheykiot Church Development Programme

Address: P.O. Box 5829, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 51 58 44 / 51 96 44
Fax: 251 1 51 27 63
Email: amkhc@telecom.net.et
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Contact: Tesfaye Yakobi
Type of Organization: National / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1984
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The Kaleheykiot Church Development Programme is committed to providing holistic ministry to the needy people of Ethiopia by addressing their physical, social and spiritual needs. This is being done by supporting and encouraging the developmental aspirations of local communitites through coordination and facilitation of local developent initiatives. 

Illustrative Project:

KHC has estabished clinics in remote and inaccessible areas of Ethiopia and thus enabled poor local people to receive health services within their vicinity. This has, no doubt, contributed to the well-being of the community through health education, immunization prgrammes and other primary health care activities.

Mother and Child African Relief Organization

Address: P.O. Box 308, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 12 35 36 / 832 0747
Fax: 1 212 832 0747
Email: mteferi@un.int / macaro@bigplanet.com
Internet:
Contact: Mulualem Teferi Sharew
Type of Organization: International / Africa Region
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Mother and Child African Relief Organization is a small organization committed to: alleviate the sufferings and pain of the silent victims of poverty and disease, increase the understanding of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations and methods of treatment of AIDS among medical practitioners where the illness has become endemic; bring primary health care and education of the grass-roots level in Africa.

Illustrative Project:

Prepared a colloquium on the "Challenges of HIV/AIDS, in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia from 4-6 January 1999. The Colloquium considered the impact of the Addis epidemic on poverty and was organized in collaboration with eminent scientists in the field of HIV/AIDS.

Nazareth Children's Center and Integrated Development

Address: P.O. Box 40943, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 20 48 37
Fax: 251 1 74 12 88
Email: nacid@telecom.et.org
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Africa Region
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1989
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income
Affiliations: OXFAM-UK

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To help improve the socio-economic situation of the poor.

Illustrative Project:

NACID's achievement during the last 9 years included the establishment of orphaned children and their integration within neighbouring communities as well as poverty alleviation efforts in rural and urban communities.

Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa

Address: P.O. Box 31791, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 55 11 63 / 55 32 81
Fax: 251 1 55 13 99
Email: ossrea@padis.gn.apc.org
Internet:
Contact: Abdel M. Ahmed
Type of Organization: National
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1980
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Encourage and promote interest in the study of and research in social sciences in the region; promote collaborative research and facilities for scholarly exchange of ideas and publications between individuals and institutions engaged in the study of, and research in social science; promote the training of African scholars in the study of, and research in social sciences and encourage the establishment of institutions dedicated to this goal; work in close cooperation with other individuals and institutions in Africa and elsewhere in the world engaged in the study of social science; establish a special fund to be used for the purpose of providing such research grants and training fellowships as are consistent with its objectives.

Illustrative Project: 

Among others, OSSREA has been running two sets of small grant research competitions for scholars in the region - one in general social science and the other in gender issues. The former has been running for eleven years, and the latter for ten. The average awards range between five and eight thousand US dollars. The winners are selected by a jury of three reputed

scholars of the sub continent.

Oromia Credit and Savings Loan

Address: P.O. Box 19853, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 534 870 / 534 872
Fax: 251 1 534 871
Email: ocssco@telecom.net.et
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic / Oromigna
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Savings and fund generation for people who have no access to the orthodox banking system.

Illustrative Project:

Give credit and stimulate small businesses.

Ratson Women, Youth and Children Development Organisation

Address: P.O. Box 832, Debrezite, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 33 90 29
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Moges Gorfe
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Redda Barna

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To provide credit for women and youth; basic education - formal and non-formal; and education for children under difficult circumstances.

Illustrative Project:

We have provided credit for 80 women and 14 youth. We plan to give credit to 100 women. For providing basic education, we have constructed 4 rooms in a rural school.

Relief Society of Tigray

Address: P.O. Box 20, Mekelle-Tigray, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 514378 Addis Ababa / 40 26 46 Mekelle
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Tekleweyri Assefa, Director
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1990
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Tigrinya
Source of Annual Budget:
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote community-based development programmes at the local level.

Illustrative Project:

Promotion of local income generating activities.

Réseau africain pour le développement / African Network for Development

Adresse: P.O. Box 60233, Addis Ababa, Ethiopie
Tél: 251 1 514 963
Fax: 251 1 515 833
Email: radev@padis.gn.apc.org
Site internet:
Personne à contacter: Gaoussou Traoré
Type d'organisation: Nationale / Locale
Membres: Hommes / Femmes / Jeunes
Année de fondation: 1991
Langue internationale de travail: Français / Anglais
Langue locale de travail:
Source de budget annuel: Cotisation des membres / Revenus indépendants
Affiliations: Environment Liaison Center International / ECOSOC

Domaines d'action:

Objectif:

Mobiliser les ressources pour les ONG, et les communautés de base; assister et former les ONG dans les domaines de la formulation des projets, le suivi, la gestion et l'évaluation.

Projet illustratif:

Organisation d'ateliers sur l'environnement, la communication et le partenariat. Formation de réseaux-relations avec les média, évaluation du développement et de la gestion.

Save Your Generation

Address: P.B. 14685, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 12 86 37
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Ato Fasil Nebyeleul
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Training of peer educators and counselors. Production of publications and documentation. Puppet and drama performance to sensitize the public on different issues. Promoting the use of contraception, in particular condoms. Provision of home care services to support HIV/AIDS patients. Co-operation with governmental, non-governmental and private organizations. 2500 members.

Illustrative Project:

Peer education. Activities around promotion of the use of condoms. Home based care activities. Expansion of the organizations' activities in other regions. Increase of volunteers.

Selam Environmental Development Association

Address: P.O. Box 8577, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 01 15 46 04
Fax: 251 01 65 22 80
Email: crda@telecom.net.et
Internet:
Contact: Dabie Qonshie Settena
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Christian Relief & Development Assoc.

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Promotes sustainable development by focusing on natural resource management and enhances food security efforts of the impact area.

Illustrative Project:

The pilot afforestation that took place in the impact area has enabled us to promote the establishment of private wood lots that is being used for domestic use.

Specialized Financial and Promotional Institution

Address: P.O. Box 10689, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 614 804
Fax: 251 1 614 804
Email: SFPI@telecom.net.et
Internet:
Contact: Dagnew Gessese
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women
Year Founded: 1991
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

TATARI

Address: P.O. Box 9913, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 18 19 453 / 61 27 40
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Jezahijne Tsegaye
Type of Organization: National / Urban / Rural
Members: Men / Women
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Trickle Up Program

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Poverty alleviation by providing financial and technical assistance to micro-enterpreneurs, especially women operating in the informal sector for income generation to support their poor families. 

Illustrative Project:

Twenty micro-enterprises with 60 workers and about a total of 100 dependants have been organized. $2,000 have been provided as financial assistance to members from grants obtained from the Trickle Up Program based in New York. Over 40 new similar micro-businesses are planned with a special focus on women entrepreneurs.

The Children's Heart Fund of Ethiopia

Address: P.O. Box 2382, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 51 36 51 / 51 54 35
Fax: 251 1 518 402
Email: heart@padis.gn.apc.org
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1989
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors / Other
Affiliations: Children's Heartlink, USA

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Assist children with heart disease get proper diagnosis, treatment and follow-up, both at home and abroad. Indicate rheumatic heart disease prevention programme; establish or be instrumental for the establishment of institutions that would cater services for children with heart disease.

Illustrative Project:

Several attempts have been made to create public awareness and mobilize public support. So far 1824 members are registered, substantial amount of money is solicited locally on fund raising events. A good working relationship is established with humanitarian organizations in USA, Europe and Israel. 261 cardiac patients were assisted to get surgical treatment free of charge. 85 of them were operated here in Ethiopia by medical teams from Spokane, USA who brought necessary medical equipment with them. They came 4 times within the last 5 years and stayed here in Addis Ababa for 7 days (5 operations per day) each time and operated on 85 children (closed and open heart surgery).

The Environment and Development Society of Ethiopia

Address: P.O. Box 8632, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 15 59 69
Fax: 251 1 51 38 51
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Ato Mengesha Workeneh
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Promote changes in favor of conservation and sustainable development of the natural resource base; serve as a forum for integrated groups on environment and development; help to integrate environmental management with sound economic development; sensitize communities and individuals to the principles of environment and development; promote partnership for sustainable development through participative strategy at the grass-roots level; maintain legislative support for issues related to environment and development. 

Illustrative Project:

Environmental education in schools to promote concepts of sustainable development through attitudinal and behavioral changes and to  make the public at large aware of the interrelationship and inter-dependence between human beings and the natural environment.

The Ethiopian Gemini Trust

Address: P.O Box 3547, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 15 19 47 / 53 19 86
Fax: 251 1 50 19 41
Email: carmela-abate@hotmail.com
Internet:
Contact: Carmela Abate / Messelu Mulugeta
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1987
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Ethiopian Gemini Trust (UK)

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Support to 800 destitute families, totalling 500 people, each with a set of twins or triplets.

Illustrative Project:

House upgrading; credit for women to set up their own business; help towards children education, books, clothing; provide day care facilities; provides food for breastfeeding mothers and their children; health care for whole family.

United Nations Association of Ethiopia

Address: P.O. Box 7785, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 4 202 503
Fax: 251 1 651 100
Email: siloet@telecom.net.et
Internet:
Contact: Mussie Hailu
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1998
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: WFUNA / DPI / ECA / OAU

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To be a people's movement for the realization of the purpose of the United Nations; to make known and give support for the aims, achievements and activities of the United Nations; to promote international understanding and peaceful cooperation among peoples; to cooperate with other voluntary organizations, NGO's and associations.

Illustrative Project:

Strengthen the african network of organizations by encouraging collaboration between UNA Ethiopia and United Nations Informal Regional Network (UN-IRENE)

Voluntary Council for Handicapped Children and Adults

Address: P.O. Box 12017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 51 96 24
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Ato Adane Alemu
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Christian Relief and Development Association

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The main aim of the organization is to create health, education, training and work opportunity for disabled persons to lead as full and as normal a life as possible as equal members of society. It would also serve as a forum for coordinated efforts in the determination and provision of services for the disabled.

Illustrative Project:

The Cherkos Community Based Rehabilitation project began in 1995 in one of the poorest areas of Addis Ababa, conventionally know as Cherkos Sifir. The project's main goal is to minimize the prevalence of disability and provide opportunities for disabled and their families to participate in self-help rehabilitation. The main activities include identifying health problems, preventing disabilities through primary health care, basic rehabilitation techniques in the homes of the disabled, referral services (support for aids, appliances and medical treatment) and skills training. The project involves an estimated population of 35000.

Wabe Children's Aid and Training

Address: P.O. Box 10158, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 11 92 16 / 55 58 88
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Mestika Negash
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: German Agro-Action

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Helping poor children to complete their education by providing food, clothing and education materials; assisting poor mothers by giving skills training, family planning education, and credit; creating awareness about HIV/AIDS.

Illustrative Project:

Currently 100 poor children are attending school from 2nd to 12th grade with the assistance of the organization; 100 poor mothers are participating in family planning education out of whom 20 are being trained in tailoring.

Wisdom Micro-Financing Institution

Address: P.O. Box 31478, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone:
Fax:
Email: worku_tsega@wvi.org
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors
Affiliations: Microcredit Summit

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Generate resources for development.

Illustrative Project:

Capacity building for management of local microfinance institutions.

Women Aid Ethiopia

Address: P.O. Box 12644, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 51 56 96
Fax: 251 1 51 09 63
Email: gaa.eth@telecom.net.et
Internet:
Contact: Sahle Mariam Mogus
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Urban
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: German Agro Action

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote the economic and social independence of disadvantaged poor women and their dependents by increasing their access to, and control over production factors, services and facilities. We work with women in development for self-reliance.

Illustrative Project:

We have organized 140 women (most of them are household heads) into a saving and credit cooperative. The members of the cooperative are involved in small business (private) by taking loans from the cooperative. The members have now established themselves. They support themselves and their family members by engaging in productive employment. They have established a solid institution/cooperative whose capacity to support its members has grown over the years. It is a financial and social institution which supports the members.

Women Educationalist Association

Address: Aratkilo, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 11 16 39
Fax: 251 1 55 08 77
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Yelfing Worku
Type of Organization: Regional / Local
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Forum for African Women in Education

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To train women for leadership so that they can become empowered and can make positive impacts on girls' education.

Illustrative Project:

Strategic resource planning in girls education; participation and performance in female education in 17 primary schools.

Women's Self Reliance Association

Address: P.O. Box 102053, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 61 39 00
Fax: 251 1 51 30 23
Email:
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Africa Region / Local / Community / Urban
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1988
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors / Other sources
Affiliations: UNV

Action Areas:

Purpose:

WSRA was established to assist the poorest women displaced from Wollo province due to natural and man-made disasters to meet the basic human needs. WSRA aims at establishing income generating activities for self-reliance and economic empowerment.

Illustrative Project:

WSRA provides hands-on training on industrial sewing machines and produces leather crafts such as sandles, ladies bags, key chain holders, belts and also sewing garments such as aprons, curtains, and simple dresses for women and young girls. WSRA also generates income by the use of flour mills to produce flour and flour products for local use.

World Vision - Ethiopia

Address: Vole-Amce Road, Gardju Area, P.O. Box 3330, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 61 05 50
Fax: 251 1 61 09 51
Email: ethiopia@wvi.org
Internet:
Contact: Ato Mulugeta Abebe
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1971
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: World Vision International

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The capacity-building agency has facilitated holistic sustainable transformational development with particular focus on children and the attainment of household food security.

Illustrative Project:

WVI - Ethiopia has contributed a lot in enhancing food production of the community we are currently working with. One of our operational areas (Antoskia I) community has now adopted diversified agro -forestry systems and developed coping mechanisms to withstand the effects of drought.

Young Men's Christian Association of Ethiopia

Address: P.B. 34340, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 12 82 84
Fax: 251 1 51 00 84
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Berhanou Duguma
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1950
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To offer education to disadvantaged people; to provide food to disabled in a community setting; to conduct literacy and health training programmes; to involve young people in various development activities; to provide civic education for young people.

Illustrative Project:

Training courses on leadership and vocational training; counseling and guidance; training for trainers in capacity building.

Youth Ending Hunger

Address: P.O. Box 7785, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: 251 1 159 913
Fax: 251 1 650 970
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Daniel Phindes
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members:
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Amharic
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income
Affiliations: UNICEF / HEW / Hunger Free World

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To enable the public to learn about the objectives of the world summit for children; to urge the Ethiopian government to ensure the realization of the objectives of the summit; to encourage young unemployed people who are living in the countryside to be involved in farming; to promote a good network of youth associations.

Illustrative Project:

Seminars on AIDS prevention.