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CCRDA and its members visited the IDPs in Gedio zone Gedeb woreda Tatatu Kebele

Following the briefing on the IDPs status in Ethiopia by the National Disaster Risk Management Commission Deputy Head, Ato Tadesse Bekele on the 247th GA meeting of the CCRDA membership, few member organizations and CCRDA visited the area and provided support for the displaced people in Tatatu Kebele of Gedeb woreda at Gedio zone.

The program was initiated by Redeem the Generation and few member organization and CCRDA joined the initiative.  CCRDA collaborated in the coordination and delivery of the support.  The participating member organizations have contributed in cash and kind and the support was organized in package form per family.  The package was organized to meet needs for those who are willing to return back to their place and it includes: one 1.2m mattress, 2 blankets, 2 cooking pan, 5 feeding plates, 1 plastic bucket, 1 boiling pot, 1 plastic washing pan, 5 drinking cups, 25 kg cornflower and menstrual pads.  Overall the support was provided for 300 households (including female headed household) and the cost of the items including transportation is around 2 million birr.  Representatives of the organizations have travelled and provided the items on site as seen on the pictures.


Dr.Nigussu Legesse

CCRDA New Executive Director

Dr Nigussu Legesse, who has got wide international and national experience is appointed as the new Executive Director for CCRDA since May 2019. He served as a member of  Country Coordination Mechanism for Ethiopia (CCM/E) that administers the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria since 2005-2009, as Board Director of the Ethiopian Interfaith Forum for Development Dialogue and Action(EIFDDA) from 2003-2009, he was chairman of WCC Action by Churches Together (ACT) International Ethiopia Forum from 2004-2006. He also worked for as International Board of Director of Church World Service (CWS) from 2008-2012 which is a faith Based Humanitarian Organization based in New York, he became a member of the Advisory Board of the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) from 2006-2009 , and has been a Chair Person of the Ecumenical Network of South Sudan and Sudan from 2015 to 2019. His outstanding performance in various international and local organizations made him the first and the best candidate for the position that CCRDA announced last year. CCRDA would like to expresses its pleasure to assigned Dr Nigussu Legesse as Executive Director of CCRDA.


Call for Proposals

Facilitator for Change (FC) is an Ethiopian resident charity organization working for the betterment of the lives of children and communities in Ethiopia.  FC has signed an agreement with a German based NGO named Kindernothilfe (KNH) to host a program called Micro Project Fund for the community Development Initiatives.

The program intends to support innovative projects of small and emerging NGOs that would benefit children in Ethiopia.

The following are special focuses of the program.

  1. Improving quality of primary education for children
  2. Promoting community based early childhood care and education
  3. Community based orphans care
  4. Income generating schemes for disadvantaged women and youth
  5. Child participation, child well being and child development

Project period: One year, however, NGOs that have been supported before under the program can apply for two years project

Fund ceiling for one year project: 200,000 birr per project

The total amount of fund available for 2019 is 1,200,000 birr.

The deadline for submission of proposals is February 28, 2019.

Application guideline can be found using the following link

Applications for funding shall be made both in hard copy and soft copy (using CD)to our office. Applicants should also attach a copy of their valid license, previous year audit report and a summary of their board members composition.

Our address is:

Bole sub city, wereda 03, kebelle 05

House no: 584

Near woreda 17 health center

Djibouti Street

For more information:

Tel: 251116610892/0116621438



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