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Executive Director Attended Meetings in Nairobi & Johannesburg

Dr. Meshesha Shewarega, Executive Director of CCRDA, attended African CSO Aid and Development Effectiveness Consultation and Strategy Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya from 14 to 16 February, 2011....
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Supporting CSOs said constitutional issue of WB

The World Bank (WB) Country Director in Ethiopia, Kenichi Ohashi, said helping and supporting the growth of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) is a constitutional issue for the international financial organ. Ohashi made the remarks while paying a half-day visit to CCRDA Secretariat on 24 February, 2011....
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CCRDA Embarks on Enhanced Media Engagement to Voice Concerns of CSOs

The Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Associations (CCRDA) is currently undertaking strengthened media engagement activities with a view to promoting the causes of CSOs/NGOs and increase their visibility. As part of such aggressive media engagements, the Consortium organized on 23 December, 2010 a consultative workshop in collaboration with Radio Fana and Action Aid....
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GTF Program Implementing Countries’ Delegates Pay Visit to CCRDA

Representatives of the Governance and Transparency Fund (GTF) implementing countries paid a half-day visit to CCRDA on 9 December, 2010. The delegates were mainly here in Addis Ababa to attend the GTF annual regional meeting convened from 7-9, December 2010....
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Training on Online Resource Mobilization Held

A training that focuses on ways, approaches and technicalities of soliciting funds for development projects from Internet sources was conducted here at the Secretariat on 9 December, 2010. Some 26 participants drawn from CCRDA’s membership attended the daylong training organized by the Publications and Information Management Core Team (PIMCT)....
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Training on CoC, Accountability Conducted

An international training and experience sharing workshop on NGO code of conduct and accountability was held here at the Secretariat from 13-15, December, 2010. The three-day training in which 30 trainees participated was organized by the Capacity Building Team of CCRDA in collaboration with Dan Church Aid (DCA) and Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP)....
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CCRDA’s 5th Program Plan Formulation Nearing Finalization

The formulation of CCRDA’s fifth program plan that runs from 2011-2015 is nearing completion and will be presented to membership for discussion and approval. According to information obtained from the Program Planning Technical Committee, the 5th program plan shall serve as a guiding compass for the overall operations of the Consortium during the next five years....
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GO-CSO partnership in Ethiopia said on the rise

The development partnership between the Ethiopian government and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) is steadily growing more than ever before, Executive Director of the Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Associations (CCRDA) said....
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CCRDA’s members commend leadership for maintaining strong partnership with government

National, international and faith-based member organizations of CCRDA have praised the incumbent leadership of the Consortium for managing to establish and maintain strong relationship and partnership with the government of Ethiopia. The members made the remarks at consultative meetings organized by CCRDA on December 7, 9 & 10, 2010 here at the Secretariat....
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CCRDA Executive Director Pays Field Visit to PPRO Projects

Dr. Meshesha Shewarega, Executive Director of CCRDA, made a one-day field visit to various development projects being implemented by Participatory Poverty Reduction Organization (PPRO) in Limu Woreda of Hadiya Zone on 12 November, 2010....
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CCRDA/Sida PIPs Receive Library Materials in Donation

Three CCRDA/Sida joint program project implementing partners (PIPs) have received various library materials for their youth centers at a ceremony held here at the Secretariat on 4th November, 2010....
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NATO Parliamentary Assembly Delegation Meets with Ethiopian CSOs

A 15 member delegation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Parliamentary Assembly met and held talks with representatives of the Ethiopian Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) here at the Secretariat on 28th October, 2010....
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CCRDA Executive Director Elected for CSA Board Membership

Dr. Meshesha Shewarega, Executive Director of CCRDA, has been elected for Board membership of the Charities and Societies Agency (CSA) in a landmark election held on 5th July, 2010 here at the Ethiopian Conference Center. Three candidates, including Dr. Meshesha, were fielded to vie for seats in the CSA Board representing the CSO/NGO sector.....
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A glimpse at Development Interventions of Sasakawa Africa Association

Founded by Nobel Laureate Dr. Norman Borlaug, Royoichi Sasakawaa a Japanese philanthropist and former US President Jimmy Carter Sasakawaa Africa Association (SAA) is a joint venture of two organizations; i.e, SAA and the Global 2000 Program of Carter Center. SAA began to establish collaborative projects with African governments in 1984. Over the years, it had operated in 15 Sub-Saharan African nations and currently it is actively operating in four African countries including Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria and Uganda. Over the years, SAA (SG 2000) country projects helped finance more than 500,000 demonstration plots, involving over 5 million smallholder farmers directly and indirectly. On 0.25 to 0.5 hectare demonstration plots, participating farmers obtained yields in maize, rice, wheat, millet, sorghum, grain legumes, roots and tubers that were two to three times their traditional level of production....
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231st CCRDA Membership Assembly Elects New Governance Bodies

The 231st Membership Assembly Meeting of CCRDA, held at the Secretariat on September 17, 2010, elected new governance bodies, approved the Consortium’s 2009 Annual Performance and Audit reports and endorsed new membership candidates...
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PM Meles, Ministers held discussion with NGOs/ CSOs on Growth & Transformation Plan

Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, Ato Girma Birru- Minister of Trade & Industry and Ato Mekonnen Manyazewal- State Minister of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED) held discussions with representatives of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Civic Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations on the new national Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) on 25 & 26 August, 2010....
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Panel Discusses Situation of Street Children in Addis

A panel discussion that deliberated on the situation of street children in Addis Ababa was held here at the Secretariat on 19 August, 2010. The half-day panel discussion was organized by Children and Youth Welfare and Development Forum of CCRDA....
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WDF Holds Panel Discussion

Women’s Development Forum (WDF), one of the seven major thematic forums under the auspices of CCRDA, held a panel discussion here at the Secretariat on 24 August, 2010. Presentations on women’s related packages, conventions, policy frameworks and NGOs intervention in gender issues were made at the half-day panel discussion....
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Draft WASH report presented for discussion

A consultative workshop aimed at discussing the draft annual Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) report of Civil Society Organizations was conducted here at the Secretariat on 20 August, 2010.....
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Workshop Discusses GO-NGO Operations, Relations in Oromiya

A workshop that discussed the operations of NGOs in Oromiya Regional State and the rule governing GO-NGO relations was held at Desalegn Hotel in Addis Ababa on 20 July, 2010. The one-day workshop was organized by Network of Civil Society Organizations in Oromiya (NeCSOO)....
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NGOs Role Said Vital in Implementation of Urban Polices, Programs

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) can play an important role in the implementation of urban policies and programs in Ethiopia, an official with the Addis Ababa City Administration said. Ato Israel Tesfaye said NGOs and the Civil Society Sector as a whole are expected to actively involve in the country’s urbanization endeavors as reliable partners to development....
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SIDA Financed Wireless Network Launched

A wireless network financed by the in-house joint program of the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and installed by Clear ICT Solutions was launched at the CCRDA on August 15, 2010.....
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CCRDA briefs members on Charities, Societies Proclamation

The Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Associations (CCRDA) conducted a briefing session to its members on the implementation of the new Charities and Societies proclamation and the subsequent regulation and directives here at the Secretariat on 18 August, 2010....
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Consultative Meeting on Draft GLOBAL FUND HIV/AIDS proposal conducted

A half-day consultative meeting on the draft HIV/AIDS proposal to be submitted to the 10th round Global Fund (GF) was held here at the head office of CCRDA on 6 August, 2010. The objective of the consultative meeting organized by Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) was to share the draft proposal and get inputs from the concerned stakeholders.....
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CCRDA/Sida Joint Program PIPs Review Workshop Held

CCRDA/Sida joint program project implementing partners (PIPs) conducted a bi-annual program review workshop here at the head office from 29-30 July, 2010. The workshop was aimed at reviewing the 2010 first six-month project progress, discussing observed challenges and problems, sharing experiences and best practices and arriving at common understanding on the way forward....
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Annual Partners’ Planning Forum and EPI Management Training Conducted

CCRDA/CORE Group Ethiopia conducted Annual Partners’ Planning Forum and Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) Management training at CCRDA main conference hall from 26-31 July 2010.....
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Joint Africa-EU Strategy said vital to enhance CSOs development role

The Joint Africa-EU Strategy creates more space for the enhanced engagement of African and European Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the various development processes of the two continents, CCRDA Executive Director said. Dr. Meshesha Shewarega made the remarks while opening a two-day workshop held at the CCRDA Secretariat from 15-16 July, 2010 under the title “Civil Society and the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES)”.....
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CCRDA Members Participate in Development Exhibition
Eighteen members of CCRDA have participated in a development exhibition organized by a local NGO called Peace for Ethiopia Messengers of Peace Youth Association. The two-day exhibition, which was staged from 6-8 July, 2010 at the Addis Ababa Exhibition Center, was opened by Youth and Sports State Minister, Ato Abdisa Yadeta and Ato Ali Siraj, Director General of Charities and Societies Agency (CSA)....
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Over 3 million Birr CCRDA-DCA Joint Project Launched

A joint project of CCRDA and Danish Church Aid (DCA) aimed at enhancing the CSO/NGO operational space through improved accountability frameworks and partnership practices in Ethiopia was launched here at the Secretariat on June 29, 2010.....
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CCRDA’s Thematic Forums Reorganized

The seven NGO thematic forums currently hosted by CCRDA have been restructured in a new form in a two-month reorganization endeavor that lasted from May-June, 2010, Director of Membership Development and Networking Core Team (MDN-CT) disclosed.....
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CCRDA Staff Hold Bi-annual Meeting
Staff members of CCRDA convened their bi-annual meeting here at the Office of the Secretariat on 11 June, 2010. The half-day meeting discussed at length on the implementation of the operational plan of CCRDA’s core teams during the period spanning from January to May, 2010.....
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CCRDA Launches Three-year Program Planning Process

CCRDA has officially launched the 2011-2014 program planning process at a ceremony held at the Office of the Secretariat on 17 June, 2010. A nine-member Steering Committee and an eight-person Technical Committee were formed on the occasion to guide and oversee the program planning process.....
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CCRDA to Compete for the 10th Round of Global Fund grant

CCRDA is making the necessary preparations to compete for the 10th round of the international funding scheme offered by the Global Fund Organization.....
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CCRDA to Conduct Rapid Assessment on Post Legislation NGO Environment

CCRDA is undertaking prior arrangements to carry out a rapid assessment on the NGO environment after the enactment of the new Charities and Societies Proclamation No. 621/2009.....
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Screening of Membership Applications in Progress

Screening of applications submitted by various charity organizations requesting to be members of CCRDA is well underway, Membership Development and Networking Core Team (MDN-CT) disclosed.....
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CCRDA sponsored panel discussions underway

Panel discussions organized by CCRDA are well underway according to the timetable set for 2010, Central Region platform coordinator has announced.....
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World Bank Donates 88,000 Birr to CCRDA

The World Bank has donated 88,000 Birr for Urban Development Forum as part of the agreement it signed with CCRDA for partnership on knowledge dissemination and development issues......
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WHO Delegation Visits CCRDA

A delegation from the World Health Organization (WHO) visited CCRDA Secretariat on 22 June, 2010. Ato Kiflemariam G/Wold, Strategic Support Team leader and special advisor, told CCRDA newsletter that the purpose of the WHO delegation visit was to have talks with CCRDA officials on issues of mutual interest....
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CCRDA invites members to Participate in NGP Day

CCRDA has extended an invitation to its members to take part in the forthcoming National Good Practice (NGP) Day that will be held at the Addis Ababa Exhibition Center from 6-8 July 2010. The National Good Practice Day of NGOs, Government Bodies and the Private Sector is organized by a local NGO called Peace for Ethiopia Messengers of Peace Youth Association has announced that it will organize.....
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THIS was revealed in a regional dissemination workshop attended by over 50 participants from 3 countries, held in Nairobi on 18 and 19 March 2010 at the Nairobi Safari Club.

The workshop was organized by the ARCAN project to share lessons learned, achievements, challenges encountered, and propose the way forward when the project comes to a close on April 30, 2010. The project was jointly executed in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania with funding from the World Bank through the Government of Tanzania.

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Civil Society Taskforce Deliberates on Draft Directive
1200 Charities, Societies Successfully Re-registered till December 31, 2009

Christian Relief and Development Association (CRDA) hosted a consultative meeting between high-ranking officials of the newly established Charities and Societies Agency (CSA) and taskforce of Civil Society (CS) on draft directive that stipulates the re-registration of consortium of charities/societies on December 30, 2009.....
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CRDA – Packard Program Grants over 35,000 Educational Books to Youth Initiatives in SNNPR

The Christian Relief and Development Association (CRDA) –Packard Foundation Joint Program donated 35,000 educational books valued at nearly 2 million Birr to youth centers and school clubs found in five zones of the South National, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR).

The donation of the books took place at a handing-over ceremony organized at the Resource Center of CRDA, located at Kaliti sub district, on December 3, 2009.....
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The 229th AGM Adopted the CRDA SPM Document, Elected Board Members

The 229th Annual Regular General Meeting of CRDA which was conducted on August 21, 2009 at CRDA Hall adopted the 2010-2015 five year strategic Planning and Management (SPM) Document of the Association and elected four board members as well as Chair of the General Meeting.....
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CRDA Organized a Briefing Session on the Implementation of the New C & S Legislation

CRDA organized a briefing session for members with officials of the newly established Charities and Societies Agency on August 14, 2009 at the CRDA meeting hall.....
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The IGAD CSO/NGO National Steering Committee Meeting Held at CRDA

CRDA has organized the IGAD National Steering Committee meeting of NGO/CSO Forum at its Headquarter on July 28,2009.The meeting was officially opened by Dr. Meshesha Shewarega, Executive Director of CRDA.....
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EED Opens Office in Ethiopia

The German– based Evangelical Service Evangelischer Entwicklugs Dienst ( EED) has been registered as a non-profit making foreign development organization in Ethiopia and is in the process of opening an office in Addis Ababa at Nazreth Building on Haile Gebre Sillasie Street as of July 2009.....
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CRDA/Sida Signs Project Extension Grant Agreement with Sub grantees

Christian Relief and Development Association (CRDA)/Sida and its 22 project implementing partners, engaged in the implementation of Environmental Development and Protection and HIV/AIDS prevention and control projects supported by Sida, have signed a one year project extension grant agreement on July 10, 2009 and August 3, 2009, respectively at CRDA Headquarter.....
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Irish Ambassador Visits Orphans Village Center

The Irish Ambassador, H.E. Sile Maquire, Visited the Orphans Village Center (OVC) on July 3, 2009 in the rural village of Dire, Oromia Regional State. Tsigie Tadesse Wolaj Alba Yehitsanat Masadegia has been supported by the Irish Aid for the last three years and the review visit was conducted marking the World AIDS Day.....
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Outstanding Staff Members and External Collaborators Rewarded

CRDA staff members who scored outstanding performance with achieved specific results and external CRDA collaborators who helped CRDA extend the leverage in the task of preparation of documents required for resourcing Global Fund (GF-RD9) were rewarded by CRDA for their contributions on June 15, 2009.....
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Ministry says Committed to Ensure Smooth Transition to and Implementation of the New NGO Law

Ato Jimma Dilbo, Head of Association Registration at the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) says his office is committed to ensure smooth transition of one-year period and implementation of the new charities and societies legislation 621/2009.
This was disclosed in a briefing meeting organized by CRDA on May 6, 2009 at its hall between MOJ official and the association members to discuss on transition related concerns and lack of charities on the implementation of the law.

The statement sent by H.E Ato Berhanu Tsegaye, State Minister of MOJ and read out by Ato Jimma Dilbo also indicated that the introduction of the charity and societies legislation has brought members of CRDA and the civil society to the ministry more closer than ever. The promulgation of the proclamation enables to have sector focused and more relevant law that better govern the NGO sector with its detail internal affairs. This is a great stride towards transforming and supporting the sector.......
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Africa Rikai, a Japanese NGO Celebrates Cultural Day, with Karrayyu Students

Africa Rikai, a Japanese NGO established with a theme of “Understanding Africa” and currently operating on education in various parts of the country, organized a colorful Cultural Day Celebration of Karrayu Students in cooperation with Gudina Tumsa Foundation at Dandi Gudina Secondary School in Metehara on June 13, 2009. The program was organized to incite community dialogue and youth educational enrollment.......
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CRDA Gets A New Director

Participants of the extraordinary membership meeting unanimously endorsed the appointment of a new director, Dr Meshesha Shewarga G/Tsadiqe, to CRDA, in an extraordinary membership meeting conducted at the Headquarters on March 7, 2008.....
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DPPA and Partners Declare a Net Requirement of 41,684 MT Humanitarian Aid for 2008

The Federal Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Agency (DPPA) and partners declared that based on a series of humanitarian need assessment carried out in various parts of the country a total of 171,646 MT of humanitarian assistance is needed in 2008 to feed 2.18 million people. Of these 137,106 Mt is from the already available stock but 41,684 Mt, food grain, blended food and oil is required from local and international donors.....
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The WaterChannel launched an Enhanced Website

On June 2nd, the new version of was launched. TheWaterChannel is a dedicated web-based video channel on water. It wants to be a main repository for video material on water and a main support and medium in promoting better water management.

TheWaterChannel now contains over 150 water related videos with new material coming in daily. The new version has several improved features and much more functions including improved uploading services, several technical improvements and news feed subscription.

TheWaterChannel has been around for two months and has welcomed over 3500 unique visitors on a good upward curve.

The WaterChannel invites you to take a look and appreciates your feedback! And if you have water videos to share, please let the WaterChannel know!

Ethiopian Volunteers’ Day Celebrated

The Second Anniversary of the Ethiopian Volunteers Day was celebrated on May 17, 2008 at the Volunteers’ Square in Nefas Silke Lafto Sub-city near to Furi Harbo River, the juncture of Mekanisa to the adjecent ring road in the presence of hundreds of invited guests, representatives of organizations, volunteers and other interested group...
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ACSURC to be a Housing Forum

Addis Ababa Civil Society Urban Renewal Committee (ACSURC) is on track to transform into the Housing Forum as the problem of housing in Ethiopia is so vast and needs strong and sustainable institutional arrangement to realize its objective...
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RDF Registers Encouraging Results

The former Committee of Rural Development Forum (RDF), one of the seven forums of Christian Relief and Development Association (CRDA) announced that the forum has registered encouraging results by accomplishing major activities related to Advocacy and lobbing...
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Task Force Formally Submitted Preliminary Comments on the Draft Charities and Association Proclamation

Member of the NGOs/CSOs Task Force, established to review the draft charities and Societies Proclamation, a document recently released by the Ministry of Justice, and collect the views of the civil society organizations has formally submitted 40 pages of commentary and discussed with the Minister on May 14, 2008 in the afternoon at the latter's office...
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CRDA Observes its 35th Anniversary

Christian Relief and Development Association/ CRDA/ observed its 35th Year of establishment on May 17, 2008. In the Congratulatory Message, Dr. Meshesha Shewarega, Director of CRDA sent to members and partners in connection with the 35th anniversary noted that CRDA is one of the first indigenous NGO established in May 1973 as the expression of voluntarism and commitment to support national relief and development activity....
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Dr Meshesha Vows to Bring about Change in the CRDA

Dr. Meshesha Shewarega, the new director of CRDA expressed his commitment to bring about the desired change and put the association into a new height by working with all internal and external stakeholders on the priority issues designated by the association. This was disclosed on the Staff-Director introduction meeting organized at the CRDA at May 7, 2008...
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Observations on the Draft CSO Law by Kumlachew Dagne

The new draft Charities and Societies Act has become the most topical issue among the Ethiopian civil society, member and non-members of CRDA alike. This comes as no surprise, taking into account the fact that the draft law shows, both in the drafting process and in substance, a radical departure from previous attempts on the part of the Ministry of Justice to come up with a law for the regulation of CSOs/NGOs in Ethiopia...
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A Workshop to be organized on Deepening the Participation of CSOs in the NBI Projects and Processes

The Confidence Building and Stakeholder Involvement Project (CBSI) of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) and the Ethiopian Nile Basin Discourse Forum (EtNBDF) are jointly organizing a one day workshop on April 24, 2008 that helps to deepen and concretize the civil society activities and roles under the NBI efforts....
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Children Parliament to be Launched in Awassa

The establishment of Children’s Parliament, an initiative supported by the Christian Relief and Development Association (CRDA), World Vision Ethiopia, Jerusalem Children and Community Development Organization (JeCCDO), Intervolvo (Netherlands Organizations), Bright Image for Generation Association (BIGA), and secured due support and recognition of Awassa City Administration, is now due to be officially launched with election campaigns of interested children to be held across schools and other places of the town to set up a new Children’s Parliament by the end of this month.....
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Efforts Underway to Rehabilitate Destitute across Ethiopia

A National Task Force for the Rehabilitation of Fellow Citizens Engaged in Begging, established by comprising of various committees and forums of government bodies, members of the civil society and the private sector is currently preparing to launch a massive fund mobilization campaign of Birr 400 million to be used as a seed money to rehabilitate and repatriate 200,000 beggars in Addis Ababa and other main towns of Ethiopia......
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Consultative Forum Discussed on the Current Drought Situation

In a consultative forum organized by CRDA for member NGOs implementing projects in drought affected areas with donors, and partners discussed the current situation of drought in Borena, Guji, Somale and other parts of Ethiopia, exchanged ideas on the way forward and pointed out strategies of the civil society to responded to the emerge needs......
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CRDA Organizes Workshop on Participatory Development and Leadership

Programmatic Institutional Support Department (PISD) in Christian Relief and Development Association (CRDA) organized a workshop on April 7, 2008, entitled ‘Partciaptory Development and Leadership’ with the objective to strengthen leaders’ commitment on social justices....
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Amharic Bible in Braille Was Inaugurated

Adaptive Technology Center for the Blind, a new CRDA member, in collaboration with Ethiopian Bible Societies launched Amharic Bible in Braille for the blind for the first time.....
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CRDA Unveils its Roadmap

The CRDA Roadmap, designed from the critical appraisal of program areas, assessment of the implementation of the third four-year programs, recommendation of donor-commissioned evaluation and analysis of the prevailing issues of the Civil Society sector was presented to donors and partners at a Mini Donors’ Round Table discussion organized at the CRDA Headquarters on February 27, 2008....
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CRDA Raises its Membership to 321

Participants of the Extraordinary Membership Meeting of March 7, 2008 at CRDA Hall unanimously approved the nomination of 40 new NGOs/CSOs as members of Christian Relief and Development Association (CRDA), which brings membership up to 321...
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Executive Director, UNAIDS Visits CRDA

Dr. Peter Piot, Executive Director of UNAIDS will visit Addis Ababa from March 29 to 2nd of April 2008 to partake in the 41st Session of ECA's Joint Meeting of AU and ECA Ministers of Finance to be organized at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Hall...
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Urban Renewal Committee on a move to decide set up

The Addis Ababa Civil Society Urban Renewal Committee, established as a steering committee in August 2005 and merged with the CRDA’s Urban Development Forum in October 2006, is currently investigating workable organizational set up and designing strategy to address main findings of its major research work on “The Consequences of Condominium Housing in Addis Ababa: with a focus on Housing Access to the Poorest in the City Project in Addis Ababa”...
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Capacity Building Training Workshops Conducted

The Ethiopia Nile Basin Discourse Forum organized a capacity building workshop for members of the Ethiopian civil society on “Action Research, Advocacy and Policy Influencing, Resource Management and Mobilization, Project Cycle Management and Impact Assessment” at the CRDA from March 17-25, 2008....
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Proceedings on Nile Water Mainstreaming Disseminated

The Ethiopian Nile Basin Discourse Forum prepared and disseminated a 168 pages proceedings of a workshop on “The Nile Waters and Ethiopia Mainstreaming the Nile Issues into Media, Academia and Research Institution” organized at the Global Hotel from April 19-25, 2007....
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German Members of Parliament will Visit CRDA

The Church Development Service of Germany - Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst - EED announced that an eight to ten member delegation of Germen Parliament will visit CRDA on February 25, 2008 as part of their three days visit to Ethiopia. According to the letter sent to CRDA the objective of the visit will be to facilitate a dialogue between the CSOs and the government on various issues which will be a baseline to reinforce the activities and the longstanding cooperation between the two parties....
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CRDA’s 34 years achievements are on display at the Millennium Hall

CRDA has displayed its 34 years noble attainments on the exhibition entitled “the 1st African Millennium Trade and Investment Fair”. The then CRDA’s relief and rehabilitation, and the current development and capacity build interventions and outstanding activities of some of its members are on display....
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CRDA officially launched Water and Sanitation Forum

CRDA launched its Water and Sanitation Forum, a forum that would be a showcase for strong linkage among various water and sanitation actors on February 5, 2008. On the launching workshop held at CRDA conference hall, Ato Assfaw Dingamo, Minister of Water resources in his opening speech, said that Water and sanitation is a major issue in our country in terms of reducing poverty and improving the livelihood of the poor, particularly women and children...
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ACSOT book launching held

Wzo Semira Alhadi, Acting Director of CRDA reported to the management that the book which is compiled by Association of Civil Society Organization of Tigray (ACSOT) is an exemplary for good practice to other regions. The book was launched last week...
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Semira says African CSOs should engage actively with the African Union for continental development

Wro Semira Alhadi, Acting Director of Christian Relief and Development Association (CRDA) said African Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and coalitions are doing their level best for the people in the continent. On her key note address on the two days conference held at Ghion Hotel from January 23-24, 2008, Wro Semira underlined the need to engage African Civil Society in the African Union to drive the a genda of the Union through the people in consistency with the principle enshrined in the constitutive Act of the African Union...
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Regional workshop on the construction of dams on the Nile

Regional workshop on the construction of dams on the Nile was held in Khartoum, Sudan for three days. The workshop, from January 19-21, 2008, was organized by the Sudanese National Discourse Forum in collaboration with the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources, and the NBI...
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CRDA hires a consultant to review the Beijing platform on gender

CRDA in Collaboration with Eastern Africa Sub Regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EASSI) has hired a consultant to compile a National and NGOs Reports on the implementation of Beijing Platform for Action which aims mainstreaming the twelve critical areas of concerns...
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CRDA to launch Water and Sanitation Forum (WSF)

The seventh forum under the auspices of Christian Relief and Development Association (CRDA), Water and Sanitation Forum (WSF) will be launched soon with its main objective of networking the civil society organizations...
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Discussion was held on a Draft Strategy on ICT for Community Development

A one day workshop organized by Ethiopian Information and Communication Technology Development Agency (EICTDA) was held on the draft strategy paper on ICT for Community Development at Ghion Hotel on January 22, 2008...
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CRDA and its Partners hold a one-day round table meeting

July 2, 2007 CRDA held a round table meeting of its partners. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the 4th three years program plan of CRDA which covers the period 2008-2010. Partners from abroad and those within country attended along side the CRDA Board and Secretariat. Some of the partners include, ICCO, Trocaire/CAFOD/SCIAF, EED, CORDAID, Ireland Aid, Sida, etc. ...
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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
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)
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