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Second Round call for Postgraduate Diploma Program Application

Dear CCRDA members Organizations,

It is to be recalled that CCRDA has been consistently building the capacity of member organizations in the area of human resource development program. Accordingly, CCRDA in collaboration with Ambo University has opened a PG Diploma program in Deployment Management in March 2014. In this regard, the first batch of our candidates graduated on July 25, 2015 in a graduation ceremony held at Ambo University.

CCRDA is also finalizing preparations to resume its phase II PG Diploma Program in the first quarter of 2016 Thus, CCRDA is inviting your organization to send one candidate representing your organization in light of the requirements set here in the letter.

Please fill the form very carefully and do send us with an official cover letter along with the form filled by the candidate of the program until February 28, 2016 only.

Please use the e-mail address indicated in the letter.

Together to end poverty!!


Call for Proposal


Member Organization Implementing the Reproductive Health/Family Planning (RH/FP)

The Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Associations (CCRDA) has recently signed a two years project agreement (January 2016 – December 2017) with an international organization named The David and Lucile Packard Foundation in August 2015 to manage resources on RH/FP which is going to be implemented in Munessa Woreda, Arsi Zone, Oromia Region through its implementing partners. As a grantee of The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, CCRDA is responsible to manage and oversee the entire intervention program while selecting indigenous NGOs, sub-grantees to be the actual implementers in that specific project area. This will ensure value for money and economy of scale of the intended project.

Accordingly, CCRDA is pleased to invite members implementing RH/FP project in the aforementioned locality and have strong working relation with the Regional Health Bureau to submit a proposal using the format that will be collected from CCRDA/Packard Project Unit (i.e. office number 307).

Proposal should be delivered to CCRDA office number 304 from December 31, 2017 to January 15, 2017 (Monday to Friday- 8:30 am -12:00 noon and 1:30pm-5:00pm)

For further information please call at 011 4390322 extension: 214.


CCRDA Celebrates NGOs/CSOs Good Practice Day

CCRDA warmly celebrated NGOs/CSOs Good Practice Day on November 26, 2015 at its headquarters. President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) Dr Mulatu Teshome and ministers were in attendance at the event along with representatives of donors and members CSOs of CCRDA.

Upon his arrival President Dr Mulatu Teshome visited an exhibition that showcased activities of CCRDA members, which was part of the biggest annual event of CCRDA. Member organizations of CCRDA displayed pictures, films, publications, products … that show their different activities.


The exhibition

Speaking on the occasion President Dr Mulatu Teshome congratulated and appreciated the winners of the competition for their more concrete life changing interventions. He said that such an event would strengthen relationship between the government and the NGO/CSO sector by creating an opportunity to understand each and share knowledge and experiences. He noted that a more concerted development endeavor of several development actors would make a meaningful change in the lives of Ethiopian citizens.



While visiting the exhibition

Minister of Federal Affairs and Pastoralist Area Development, Kassa Teklebirhan, on his part said the government would strengthen its partnership with the CSO sector with a spirit of ensuring development in the country.

Planning Commission Deputy Commissioner, Dr Abraham Tekeste said the government is committed to facilitate the meaningful participation of the sector in the development efforts at all levels.

CCRDA Executive Director Dr Meshesha Shewarega on his part recalled that this year’s Good Practice Day is being held for fourth time. He said that the civil society sector is still wrestling with hosts of problems that have to be vigorously addressed primarily by the sector itself and complimentarily by the Government. He noted that CCRDA has been spearheading the effort of augmenting the sector’s self-regulation in the form of enhancing ethics, good-governance as well as inward and outward accountability. The executive director further said that while the present efforts for enhancement of ethics, accountability and self-regulation within the sector is encouraging, the sector, given its early juncture of institutional development and limited capacity, still requires persistent incubation, relentless supports, extended empathy and further enabling environment.

Dr Meshesha on the occasion thanked CCRDA’s donors. He said, “CCRDA and its members would particularly like to express our deepest gratitude to the Bread for the World of Germany, Danish Church Aid, CAFOD, SCIAF and TROCAIR Joint Office, Christian Aid,  USAID/CORE GROUP, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, GAVI Alliance/MoH, Federal HAPCO, Helevetas and Action Aid Ethiopia office. You deserve our deepest appreciation. We also thank WHO, EUCSF and CSSP for their project-based supports. We do not forget the support we received in the past from the GG, PCI, IAE and SIDA. We hope that time and opportunity will come again to jointly serve our citizens.”

Thirty six organizations participated in the Good Practice competition and ten of them were given recognition for their outstanding projects. Ethiopian Orthodox Church-DICAC, Oromo Self Help Organization (OSHO), Send a Cow, Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus-DASSC, Ethiopian Catholic Church-SDCO, Relief Society of Tigray (REST), Amref Health Africa, Organization for Women in Self Employment (WISE), Imagine 1 Day, Ratson Women Youth and Children Development Program stood first to tenth. Those that organizations that stood from seventh to tenth were awarded certificates by Minster of Federal Affairs and Pastoralist Area Development, Kassa Teklebirhan. The top six organizations took trophies, medals and certificates from the guest of Honor FDRE President Dr  MulatuTeshome.

Also CCRDA awarded a medal to Mrs Phagisile Mitshali for her service to humanity in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Mtshali received the medal from President Dr Mulatu Teshome


Mrs Phagisile Mitshali receiving the medal from President Dr Mulatu

In the afternoon, the 2012 and 2013 contribution reports of members of CCRDA and CSO Journal Volume III were officially released. A panel discussion on “Implications of SDGs and GTP II on CSOs” was held in the afternoon. Representatives from CCRDA, EU, UNDP and the private sector participated in the discussion.//


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