Project Profiles 2015

CONSORTIUM OF SELF-HELP GROUP APPROACH PROMOTERS (C0-SAP) originated from the National Coordination Office for the Self Help Group Approach and comprised of organizations that promote the Self Help Group approach in various parts of the country. Currently fifteen organizations have fulfilled all necessary registration procedures and are members of the Consortium, which is owned by these organizations and strives to respond to the needs of each member with regard to promotion of Self Help Group Approach in the country. Co-SAP strives to enable poverty reduction schemes especially for women, and strengthen institutional capacity among member organizations, and share research and best practices in local, national and international development organizations.

THE CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (Addis Ababa University) is involved in a number of research projects on the status of human rights and the promotion of good governance in Ethiopia. Most notably, it has launched the Access To Justice Project with the aim to increase legal literacy amongst Ethiopia’s most vulnerable population. It operates in legal aid clinics in four regions, including Addis Ababa, offers trainings for paralegals and provides capacity building to those institutions that are responsible for the promotion of human rights in Ethiopia.

HORN OF AFRICA REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER AND NETWORK (HoA-REC&N) 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. 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.

JARCO CONSULTING PLC provides high-quality technical support services for a variety of institutions working across a broad range of development sectors.We help our clients to maximize the accuracy and reliability of the information that supports their programs, carrying out qualitative and quantitative research, designing monitoring and evaluation systems, and providing extensive capacity building and logistical support. Our work brings together an unparalleled combination of local and international expertise in addition to a wide breadth of multi-country experience. This diversity enables us to provide nuanced and appropriate services that assist social and economic development.

Since 1985 INTERNATIONAL RIVERS has been at the heart of the global struggle to protect rivers and the rights of communities that depend on them. We work with an international network of dam-affected people, grassroots organizations, environmentalists, human rights advocates and others who are committed to stopping destructive river projects and promoting better options. We seek a world where healthy rivers and the rights of local communities are valued and protected. We envision a world where water and energy needs are met without degrading nature or increasing poverty, and where people have the right to participate in decisions that affect their lives. Based in four continents, our staff has expertise in big dams, energy and water policy, climate change, and international financial institutions. We support partner organizations and dam-affected people by providing advice, training and technical assistance, and advocating on their behalf with governments, banks, companies and international agencies. The focus of our work is in Latin America, Asia and Africa.

WIDE HORIZONS FOR CHILDREN (WHFC) is one of only a handful of organizations focusing on solutions that address how the lack of a stable or permanent family affects a child’s development and prospects for a fulfilling future. Wide Horizons For Children is dedicated to the well-being and security of vulnerable and orphaned children worldwide by strengthening families to improve their ability to care for their children; improve outcomes for children living outside of parental care; and support birth parents, adoptive parents and children throughout their lives.

WORLD WIDE ORPHANS Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO) was founded in 1997 by Dr. Jane Aronson, a renowned pediatric infectious disease and adoption medicine specialist. WWO addresses children’s physical and mental health, their education and their ability to plan for and to achieve that is productive and fulfilling in their own countries. WWO works in education, health, enrichment, capacity building regarding the integration of orphaned children in their own local communities.

YOM INSTITUTE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (YIED) is engaged in rigorous research and training programs in line with the vision and needs of the Governments of Ethiopia. YIED envisions an institute with excellence of providing state of the arts training and research in Africa on various topics of economics including, but not limited to, development, agriculture and resource and environmental issues.