Ethiopia

Alliance for Peace and Democracy (APeD)
$25,420
To reduce ethnic-based conflicts by promoting a culture of human rights in Ethiopia. APeD will conduct a series of training-of-trainers sessions in the Hadiya Zone on civic education, democracy, human rights, gender issues, and peace education in relation to the specific ethnic conflicts occurring in the zone. Participants will then conduct trainings for student activists who will design and implement an action plan of human rights sensitization for their schools and communities.

Bright Africa Youth Association (BAYA)
$23,417
To empower female youth in the Tigray region of Ethiopia to participate actively in a series of discussion forums with representatives of the regional government and national political parties. BAYA will identify a cadre of 550 promising youth leaders and hold a series of five workshops designed to enhance the role of women and young people in local political and decision-making processes.

Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief – Ethiopia (CPAR – E)
$46,370
To empower Dibate’s ethnic communities, community-based organizations, and local government administration to peacefully resolve disputes through the use of traditional and modern conflict resolution mechanisms. CPAR-E will conduct a general public awareness campaign consisting of a series of 12 community education workshops and the distribution of mini-commercials and pamphlets that promote the concepts of conflict resolution and peace building.

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
$110,041
To foster public debate between the business community and policy makers on business issues and concerns. CIPE will continue to support the Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations to produce its bi-weekly Voice of the Addis Chamber (VAC) radio program.

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
$71,008
To strengthen the advocacy role of the business association community in the policymaking process. CIPE will support the Mekelle Chamber of Commerce’s radio program in its efforts to improve community access to information and to strengthen advocacy capacity of businesses in northern Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Association for Human Rights (EAHUR)
$21,740
To promote human rights awareness in Addis Ababa high schools. EAHUR will assist student journalists to create and broadcast messages promoting human rights. The programs will be broadcast on the intercom systems of 20 high schools during recess.

Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY)
$31,330
To provide alternative lenses through which identity-based conflicts in Ethiopia can be viewed and resolved. EECMY will produce regular broadcasts on Radio Selam which will promote peace education, nonviolence, inter-faith and inter-cultural co-existence, human rights, democracy and the rule of law.

Evangelical Students and Graduates Union of Ethiopia (EvaSUE)
$22,800
To alleviate ethnic-based tensions among evangelical students on six conflict-prone university campuses. EvaSUE will train 200 students and graduates to mediate ethnic-based conflicts and to raise student awareness of relevant social issues, such as ethnic and gender inequality, corruption in leadership, and poverty.

HUNDEE
$29,475
To institutionalize the protection of women and girls in the Warra-Jaarsoo Woreda of the Oromia region from gender-based violence by enhancing recognition of their fundamental human rights. HUNDEE will host a series of workshops and community meetings to enhance women’s access to traditional systems of justice.

Ketar Development Association (KDA)
$20,000
To reduce ethnic and resource-based conflicts among communities in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. KDA will hold three-day training-of-trainer sessions for women, young people, and elders on human rights and democracy. Once trained, community members will be encouraged to form a community-based organization which will receive continued support and capacity-building from KDA.

Research Center for Civic and Human Rights Education (RCCHE)
$41,533
To reduce ethnic-based conflicts by enhancing the teaching and leadership skills of peace educators in Ethiopia. RCCHE will hold a series of training-of-trainers sessions for members of youth and women’s associations, elders, local government officials and leaders of religious institutions in order to provide participants with an understanding of civic responsibility, democracy, human rights, gender and peace in relation to specific ethnic conflicts.

Save Mothers and Children of Oromia (SMCO)
$22,600
To employ traditional democratic systems to strengthen women’s rights in the Oddo Olankomi and Ilu Tosinyi localities of Ethiopia. SMCO will conduct a series of trainings and awareness-raising seminars designed to equip women community leaders with advocacy and community mobilization skills.