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Call for Articles to be Published on CSO Journal Volume IV


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 written on various topics.

CCRDA has completed its preparation and is ready to select articles and publish the fourth volume of this journal. Articles written on the following areas could be contributed:

  1. NGOs and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II)
  2. GO-NGO partnership
  3. The contributions of NGOs/CSOs to national development
  4. Strategic partnership between CSOs/NGOs and the higher education system
  5. Domestic resource mobilization for NGO/CSO work
  6. CSOs/NGOs and media relations in Ethiopia
  7. Prospective of the NGO/CSO and private sector partnership for development
  8. Ethical conduct, transparency and  accountability in the CSO/NGO sector
  9. Inter-CSO cooperation, harmonization and coordination
  10. 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 accessed from

Interested applicants shall submit a three-page abstract of their article until April 30, 2016 to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or send it through 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. You can also call at 091 143 6007.


Deadline for Registration for Second Round Postgraduate Diploma Program Extended to March 15, 2016

Dear CCRDA members Organizations,

It is to be recalled that CCRDA in collaboration with Ambo University has opened a PG Diploma program in Development Management in March 2014. The first batch of our candidates graduated on July 25, 2015. CCRDA has finalized preparations to resume its phase II PG Diploma Program in 2016. CCRDA is pleased to let you know that the deadline for the registration of the second batch candidates has been extended to March 15, 2016.

CCRDA invites your organization to send one candidate who fulfills the following requirements:

  • One  organization should be represented only by one candidate;
  • Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply;
  • CSOs working in remote or hard to-reach- areas, people with disabilities, HIV and health related projects/programs will be given high priority;
  • The candidate shall preferably be engaged in leadership position as well as in program/project coordination and management;
  • Shall have a minimum qualification of first degree;
  • At least two years of NGO/CSO experience and;
  • Committed to serve  his/her organization at least for two years after completing his/her study;

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 March 15, 2016 only.

For further information you can contact us through the following addresses: Call: 0114393392 0r

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Members Discussed on the Current Drought at the 243rd General Assembly of CCRDA

Nigussie Kefeni explaining about the current drought

Nigussie Kefeni explaining about the current drought

CCRDA held its 243rd General Assembly meeting on January 28, 2015. During the meeting, a representing of the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC), Coordinator of Early Warning and Response Team, Nigussie Kefeni, explained about the current drought situation and the concerted efforts of GOs and NGOs in addressing the challenge.

Nigussie said that the failure of the belg (mid February to May) and meher (June to September) rains had resulted in drought that is currently affecting 10.2 million people across Ethiopia. According to Nigussie’s presentation, 186 woredas are affected by the drought.

He said so far the government has spent 381 million US dollars to purchase over 797,000 metric tons of grains to fill the relief and food need for 2015 and the first quarter of 2016. The Ethiopian government is currently supporting 6.1 million beneficiaries affected by drought. Joint Emergency Operation Plan (JEOP) partners, a group of six NGOs, are helping 2.66 people, while World Food Programme (WFP) is providing food aid to 1.5 million beneficiaries that reside in Somali Regional State.

Some of the participants

Some of the participants

Nigussie noted the number of beneficiaries of the Therapeutic Feeding Program, who are children under 5 years of age and pregnant and lactating women has increased from 18,333 in January 2015 to 321,776 in November 2015.

He said generally the number of people who are in need of food aid is decreasing after August 2015 after some areas harvested what they produced with the meher rain. He said situations are expected to improve this year as the meteorological forecast indicates that most parts of the country get normal and above normal belg rain.


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