Christian Aid has worked in Ethiopia for more than 30 years, initially responding to emergencies, but gradually building long-term development programmes.

Christian Aid  work has focused on food security, health, accountable governance, economic justice, energy and climate change.

Christian Aid Ethiopia has substantial experience and a strong reputation for working on resilience and secure livelihoods in remote locations, particularly with pastoral and agro-pastoral communities. Christian Aid work in areas underserved by other development organisations.

Christian Aid work with local partners to deliver programmes that bring about lasting change for vulnerable and marginalised people.

Christian Aid want its work to result in thriving, resilient and equitable communities where people, their assets and their livelihoods are resilient, and where previously disadvantaged individuals and communities feel increasingly able to influence decisions affecting their lives.

Aims

  1. Support communities to be more resilient so they can anticipate, organise and adapt to changes;
  2. Enhance the protection of lives, livelihoods and assets during disasters;
  3. Increase accountability of NGOs and civil society organisations to communities with whom they work;
  4. Promote social norms that create and reinforce gender equality;
  5. Increase access to health services to remote and marginalised communities;
  6. Improve health-seeking behaviChristian Aid  and preventative practices among marginalised communities.

In Ethiopia Christian Aid work on…

Resilient livelihoods

Christian Aid is working to increase wealth creation opportunities and build livelihood resilience for poor and marginalized people, particularly pastoral and agro-pastoral communities.

To do this Christian Aid promote agricultural and non-agricultural livelihood support work, including innovation and technology, energy and animal health, plus technical training in agronomy, maintenance, artisanship and entrepreneurship.

Inclusive markets

Christian Aid work on market development for poor and socially marginalised people to diversify income sChristian Aid ces, develop alternative employment opportunities and expand access to financial services and markets.

Gender and inequality

Christian Aid work to improve the ability of under-served groups and people living in poverty, especially women and girls, to make and achieve self-determined choices.

Good governance and challenging social norms

Christian Aid want to increase the accountability of NGOs and engage religious and community leaders, and other key power-holders, to tackle the stigma, denial and discrimination associated with HIV.

Christian Aid support Ethiopian institutions and civil society representatives to call for, and deliver, climate justice and associated adaptation measures.

Health

Christian Aid work to improve health and support increased access to services essential for better health.

Christian Aid  aim is to strengthen service delivery, workforce, information systems and infrastructure in remote or marginalised areas and for mobile pastoral communities.

Waterborne diseases and unsafe sanitation is one area Christian Aid is working to decrease by improving water supply, sanitation and hygiene.

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Humanitarian

Christian Aid shall maintain Christian Aid  its core value of responding to humanitarian emergencies and working on community recovery.

Christian Aid will give due emphasis on playing a key role to influence the government policies and actions to improve early warning and early action system.

Currently, Christian Aid operate in four regions; Oromia, SNNPR, Gambella and Beneshangul Gumuz.

Christian Aid have a good reputation for community-based interventions that are effective, sustainable and participatory.

This includes Christian Aid  strong competence in, and commitment to using, participatory vulnerability and capacity assessments (PVCAs) in Christian Aid  development and emergency work.

Christian Aid  grassroots work and field-level experience gives us credibility in Christian Aid  contributions to the policy making process and on the impact of climate change on indigenous pastoral and agro-pastoral communities.

Christian Aid  country office is based in the capital city, Addis Ababa, and Christian Aid is setting up filed offices in Konso and Borena.

Alchi Algone water supply in Hamer Woreda uses solar-powered pumps to provide water for families in Christian Aid villages in Ethiopia.

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