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Wrap–up Press Release – Returnees from Saudi Arabia -

Taking stock one year after the exodus

 

Migration will not stop- but it can be properly managed.
Returnees talk for themselves


The conference: Returnees from Saudi Arabia- Taking stock one year after the exodus, which started with a get-together reception at the Beergarden Inn on the 10th of Dec. and concluded after an intensive daylong session on the 11th of Dec. was attended by more than 50 invited participants and several media outlets.



FULL WRAP-UP PRESS RELEASE AVAILABLE IN PDF HERE.
 
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Executive Director of CCRDA Underlines the Need for Fair Media Coverage of the CSO Sector
During an orientation session for journalists on CSOs and media relationships held on December 2, 2014, Executive Director of CCRDA, Dr Meshesha Shewarega said the media should fairly cover the CSO sector. He noted the CSO sector has to be considered seriously as it is contributing over 1 billion USD to the Ethiopian economy, which he said is more that the foreign currency the country earns from its major export item, coffee. “The sector should be considered as a development partner,” Dr Meshesha said. He called upon journalists to promote the good practices of CSOs with professional integrity....
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Members of CCRDA Hold 241st General Assembly

Executive Director of CCRDA, Dr Meshesha Shewarega appreciated the government Charities and Societies Agency (ChSA) for revising the 70/30 directive. Dr Meshesha commended the agency at the 241st CCRDA General Assembly held on November 28, 2014. ChSA recently made amendments to Directive No. 02/2003 and according to the amendments several costs that used to be administrative were included under operational cost....
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Leaders of Various CSO Networks and CSA Visit the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
Heads and representatives of various CSO/NGO networks and key staff members of Charities and Societies Agency (CSA) visited the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on November 23, 2014....
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President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hunger Project Visits CCRDA

President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hunger Project, Asa Skogstrom Feldt, said The Hunger Project would like to strengthen its partnership with CCRDA. The president visited CCRDA on Monday, November 10, 2014. While discussing with the directors of the different core teams of CCRDA, Feldt said, The Hunger Project would like to prepare project proposals together with CCRDA. She also appreciated the key role CCRDA is playing as a consortium of hundreds of CSOs....
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Positive Re-framing Said to Be Crucial for NGO Leadership
Country Director of Marie Stopes International, Getachew Bekele, underlined the need for positive re-framing of NGO leadership in the current changing environment....
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CRDA News Updates Archive
 
 

Call for Articles to be Published on

CSO Journal Volume III

 

As part of information exchange and image building activities, CCRDA publishes a Journal of Ethiopian Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). The Journal hosts researched and scientific articles on the development discourses, the operational environment, legal and policy framework for CSOs/NGOs working in Ethiopia and at the international level.

CCRDA has completed its preparation and is ready to select articles and publish the third volume of this journal. Articles could be contributed on the following areas:
  1. GO-NGO partnership
  2. The contribution of NGOs/CSOs to national development
  3. Strategic partnership between CSOs/NGOs and the higher education system
  4. Domestic resource mobilization for NGO/CSO work
  5. CSO/NGO and media relations in Ethiopia
  6. Prospective of the NGO/CSO and private sector partnership for development
  7. Ethical conduct, transparency, and accountability in the CSO/NGO sector
  8. Inter-CSO cooperation, harmonization and coordination
  9. The position and engagement of the Ethiopian CSO community in emerging national, continental and global development discourses and processes/frameworks.

The technical note for article contributors can be access from HERE.

Interested applicants shall forward a three-page abstract of their article until December 12, 2014 through imd@crdaethiopia.org or send via P.O. Box 5674, Addis Ababa or deliver in person to CCRDA Office No. 106, located on Bishoftu/Debre Zeit Road, in front of Drivers and Mechanics Training Center.

For further information and additional support please call the Publication and Information Management Core Team at: +251 114 39 34 23 or +251 114 393137 or +2514390322 ext 260.
CCRDA Address
Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Associations /CCRDA/

Tel :+251-114-390322, Fax: +251-114-393502, POB. 5674,
e-mail: imd@crdaethiopia.org , crda@ethionet.et
Kaliti, In front of Drivers Training Compound, Bishoftu/Debre Zeit Road, Addis Ababa


Technical Note for CSOs Journal Article Contributors
 
 

Aba Kidane-Mariam Ghebray, Former Secretary General of Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat, Dies

 


Aba Kidane-Mariam Ghebray

Aba Kidane-Mariam Ghebray, Former Secretary General of Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat, died on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Aba Kindane-Mariam served as Secretary General of the Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat for 14 years. He has contributed a lot during his life time; especially what he did during the 1984 drought to help drought affected people in North Ethiopia by coordinating the distribution of food aid to the victims of the drought and by frequently visiting the drought affected areas was remarkable. The Catholic Church was working hand-in-glove with the then CRDA. The Ethiopian Catholic Church along with other members of CRDA saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians at that time.

Aba Kindane-Mariam was 87. His body was laid to rest on October 9, 2014 at the Petros wePaulos Catholic Cemetery in Addis Ababa.

CCRDA would like to express its deep condolences to the Ethiopian Catholic Church, to the friends and families of Aba Kidane-Mariam and to all Ethiopians.
 
 

2014/15 Good Practices Competition

Announcement

 

To All CCRDA Members

CCRDA is planning to organize a National Good Practice Day tentatively in March 2015. The Day is intended to showcase the impactful interventions and contributions of NGOs to the national development endeavor. This event is believed to contribute to the promotion, visibility of the NGO sector as vital contributor in the national development and hence help to establish strong and sustainable partnership and networking for concerted effort in the country. Meanwhile, it is expected to be attended by representatives of key sector ministries, other relevant government offices, donor agencies, the NGO community at large, the private sector and the media. The event will host exhibition of good practice contenders, awards for winners and dissemination/promotion of good practice films and booklets.

As part of image building, profile raising and information/experience exchange work, CCRDA is preparing to document and present good practices at its own cost and in collaboration with contender members. This announcement is, thus, meant to invite CCRDA members to submit: a 2-3 page summary of their good practices for competition. Entries can be submitted in English or Amharic. The summary could be supplemented by photos.

The outline/criteria for submitting good practices are Innovativeness, Scalability, Sustainability, Cost Effectiveness, Networking and Partnership, Impact, Gender Sensitivity and inclusiveness, Strategic/Programmatic Alliance to national and international development plans. The detail explanation on these criteria can be obtained from HERE. The hardcopy of these criteria can be collected from Christian Aid (Wollo Sefer, In front of Tebaber Berta Building) and Action Aid Ethiopia (Lancha).

Members can request and CCRDA is ready to provide technical support and advice in developing the three page summary of the good practices.

The text should be submitted to CCRDA Secretariat in person to Room No.106 or P.O.Box: 5674 or send it through imd@crdaethiopia.org starting from August 18, 2014 up to September 26, 2014.

For further information and additional support please call the Publication and Information Management Core Team at: +251 114 39 34 23 or +251 114 393137 or +2514390322 ext 260.
CCRDA Address
Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Associations /CCRDA/

Tel :+251-114-390322, Fax: +251-114-393502, POB. 5674,
e-mail: imd@crdaethiopia.org , crda@ethionet.et
Kaliti, In front of Drivers Training Compound, Bishoftu/Debre Z. Road, Addis Ababa


CCRDA Indicative Criteria to Evaluate Good Practices
 
 

Directives recently introduced by the FDRE Charities and Societies Agency

 

The following are directives recently introduced by the FDRE Charities and Societies Agency.

Directive 1-2002 - Consortium Guidelines (Amharic).
Directive 3-2003 - Charitable Committee Guideline (Amharic).
Directive 4-2003 - Endowment Guideline (Amharic).
Directive 5-2003 - Local Fund Raising Guideline (Amharic)..
Directive 6-2003 - Charities Property (Amharic).
Directive 7-2003 - Income Generating Activities (Amharic).
Directive 8-2004 - Audit Report and Activity Report (Amharic).
 
 

Proclamation to Provide for Pension of Private Organization Employees

 


Scanned copy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia's Private Organization Employees Pension Proclamation published on Negarit Gazeta - Proclamation No. 715/2011.

Proclamation to Provide for Pension of Private Organization Employees Proclamation No. 715/2011. - Scanned copy of Federal Negarit Gazeta,
English and Amharic versions side by side (Large File - 3MB)


 
 

SYMPOSIUM ON A NEW PREVENTIVE CARE PACKAGE FOR PLHIV

 

CCRDA in partnership with Vestergaard Frandsen Health Company of Switzerland organized a half day symposium on a new Preventive Care Package for PLHIV on 18 May 2010 at CCRDA Conference Hall. The symposium was aimed at boosting the capacity of members and to enrich their experience on the Overview of HIV/AIDS Preventive Care Package, the current scientific development, and the challenges. The symposium demonstrated new technologies available on preventive care package and water purification system and discussed on how to scale up the program in Ethiopia. The symposium brought together a high-ranking speaker from HAPCO, a senior representative from Vestergaard, and technical staff from PSI and around 106 participants from different NGOs, UN, USAID, bilateral and multilateral agencies and is believed to strengthen collaboration between private and NGO/CSO sector.

 
 
 

Partial view of the participants


Mr. Alexander (left), Ato Abebe (left 2nd) & Ato Melaku

 
 

CONGRATULATIONS!

 

CRDA has re-registered as consortium of Ethiopian Residents and Foreign Charities in accordance with charities and societies proclamation 621/2009 on February 8, 2010 and secured its re-registration certificated bearing number 1368. The Name of the Association has been amended as ‘Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Association (CCRDA)’.

We take this opportunity to appreciate CRDA members for their relentless intervention providing necessary condition for re-registration.

The unreserved and proactive support of the Charities and Society Agency, along with its Directors and Officers is worth mentioning as a historic commitment to support CCRDA and the Ethiopian civil society.

In the mean time, we request members who were re-registered but not yet submitted their copy of re-registration certificate to submit soon.

Once again congratulations and together for a better future!


CCRDA CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION AND LICENSE
 
  National NGOs Good practice Day Celebrated at CCRDA Compound
 

The National NGOS Good Practice Day was colorfully celebrated on March 1, 2010 in the premise of the Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Association (CCRDA) in the presence of senior government officials including H.E President Girma W/Ghiorgis, ministers, executives, dignitaries, partners, donors, member NGO/CSO, the media crew and other invited guests.

Read the full Reportage.
 
 

H.E President Girma Openning the Exhibition


Dr.Meshesha Shewaregea, ED of CCRDA Welcoming Participants

 
 

H.E Dr. Abera Dheresa, Making a key note Address


H.E Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Making a key note Address

 
 

Good Practice Viewing in Progress


H.E presdent Girma awarding certificate to memebrs

 
 

Handing over the good practice films to Governement Officials


Exhibtion to Stands

 
 

Click here to view full Photo Gallery of the Event.
 
 

NEW: CRDA Newsletter - June - August 2011

 

 


 



 
 

Rapid Assessment Report on: The Implications of the New Charities & Societies Legislation on NGOs and CSOs & Possible Coping Mechanisms

 

Presentation of a report by MDNCT/CRDA.

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Council of Ministers Regulation to Provide for the Registration and Administration of Charities and Societies - Negarit Gazeta

 

Scanned copy of the Council of Ministers Regulation to Provide for the Registration and Administration of Charities and Societies published on Negarit Gazeta - Regulation No. 168/2009.

Regulation to Provide for the Registration and Administration of Charities and Societies Regulation No. 168/2009 - Scanned copy of Federal Negarit Gazeta,
English and Amharic versions side by side (Large File - 3MB)


 
 

Charities and Societies Legislation - Negarit Gazeta

 

Scanned copy of the new Charities and Societies Legislation of FDRE published on Negarit Gazeta - Proclamation No. 621/2009.

Charities and Societies Proclamation 621/2009 - Scanned copy of Federal Negarit Gazeta,
English and Amharic versions side by side (Large File - 6MB)


 
 

CRDA: A Strategic Evaluation

 

A strategic evaluaion of CRDA by Dr Brian Pratt (INTRAC), a report for CAFOD, Cordaid, Christian Aid, EED, ICCO, Trócaire, SCIAF, and CRDA.

Read the full document.


Reaction of the CRDA Board and Mangement to the INTRAC's Evaluation of CRDA's Program.

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CRDA Gender Forum Section

 

The Gender Forum has prepared this section on CRDA's Website to:
  • To inform the public about the Gender Forum and attract interested members
  • To act as a clearinghouse for gender research by posting the Gender Forum’s research online for the general public to access
  • To act as a networking link for CRDA members who can post their gender events here for general public attendance

  • COME JOIN THE GENDER FORUM!!
     
     

    May 17, establishment of CRDA, marked as Ethiopian Volunteers Day

     



    Click on image to see the full poster.

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    May 17th, CRDA’s establishment, was marked as Ethiopian Volunteers Day, for the first time at national level, in Addis Ababa, on May 17, 2007, in the presence of senior Government Officials, NGO representatives and other development actors. The day was marked under the theme of “Volunteerism for National Development”. A corner- stone was laid at a square found along the ring road near Furi-Harbu River. This square was named as Volunteers Square. The occasion was organized by the Ethiopian Volunteers Day Organizing Committee established by Ethiopian Volunteers Association (EVOs) in collaboration with Christian Relief and Development Association (CRDA), Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO), Addis Ababa Rotary Clubs and Kaleb Instruments P.L.C.
     
     
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    Report on Field Visit to FFF Projects in Lalibela Town Administration
    Field Visit Report done to the CCRDA/Sida Program Supported PIP Project Sites Located in Hossana, Meki, Debre Birhan, Shewa Robit, Bati, Mekele, Shire, Humera and Dembecha Town Areas (November 11-21, 2010)
    Field Visit Report: PIP project sites located in Addis Ababa, Nazareth and Meki areas starting the 8th to the 12th of October, 2010
    YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IN ETHIOPIA: THE CASE OF 12 SPOTS IN FOUR SELECTED REGIONS AND TWO CITY ADMINISTRATIONS
    CRDA Annual Report for 2008 (Large File - 9MB)
    Report on the Contribution of the Ethiopian NGOs/Civil Society in the National Development
    CRDA News June-August, 2008 (PDF)
    A strategic evaluaion of CRDA by Dr Brian Pratt (INTRAC).
    Reaction of the CRDA Board and Mangement to the INTRAC's Evaluation of CRDA's Program.
       
    FDRE Charities and Societies Proclamation 00/2008 - FINAL DRAFT from FDRE House of Representatives, English and Amharic versions side by side (Large File - 6MB)
    Commentaries and Explanation of FDRE Charities and Societies Proclamation 00/2008 from FDRE - Amharic (Large File - 4MB)
    Summary of the Study on the Contribution of the of the Ethiopian NGOs/Civil Society in the National Development - English
    Alternative Suggestion on the Latest Draft Charities and Societies Proclamation - Amharic
    Comments of the Ethiopian Civil Sciety on the Latest (4th) Vesrion Draft Charities and Societies Legislation - Amharic
    Commentaries and Recommendations on the Latest Draft Charities and Societies Proclamation - English (Document prepared by an independent consultant for the CSO Task force)
    Comments of the Ethiopian Civil Sciety on the Latest (4th) Vesrion Draft Charities and Societies Legislation - English
    FDRE Revised Charities and Societies Legislation - FOURTH DRAFT - English Version
    Comments and Alternative Recommendations of the Ethiopian Civil Society on the Third Version of the Draft Legislation- Amharic version
    Revised Charities and Societies Legislation - THIRD DRAFT - Amharic and English side by side
    Revised Charities and Societies Legislation - SECOND DRAFT - Amharic
    Civil Society Task Force's Comments on the Revised Draft Lagislation - Amharic
    The CSO Task Force's Input on the Draft Legistlation after Premier vs. Civil Society 2nd Round Discussion of June 4, 2008
    Notes on the Second Round Prime Minister and Civil Society Representatives Discussion
    Highlights Of The Consultation Meeting With The Premier on the Draft Proclamation
    Summary Of Comments Given At The Crda Preparatory Meeting Of Crda Members For The Consultation Meeting With The Premier
    Minutes of the CRDA Consultative Meeting on Draft Charities and Societies Proclamation
    Comments on the Draft Proclamation submitted to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) - English Translation
    Comments on the Draft Proclamation submitted to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) - Complete - Amharic
    Comments on the Draft Proclamation submitted to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ)- Summary - Amharic
    Observations on the Draft CSO Law by Kumlachew Dagne (Independent Article)
    FDRE Charities and Societies Proclamation 00/2008 - DRAFT
    English and Amharic versions side by side
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    Fourth Quarter Progress Report (MA of the Ethiopian Social Accountability Project
    CRDA Annual Report for 2006 - Membership Approved
       
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