Award

EMRDA won competitive projects for presenting innovative project proposals on: Education through Enhanced Awareness and Community Dialogue. Global competition of World Bank Development Market Place 2001 and got World Bank’s award in U.S.A. Washington.

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Certificate of Appreciation – World Learning For International Development
Certificate of Achievement – Canadian Education Training Awards-Africa Program
Certificate of Appreciation – African Development Bank
Membership Certificate – WAMY

 

Strength & Growth

Organizational capacity

In 22 years of active participation in development and relief program, EMRDA has acquired immense experience and capacity in project implementation. It has been conducting its Organizational Capacity Assessment (OCA) since 1998. The OCA depicted that EMRDA’s improvement from time to time; bring it to organizational maturity level. Some of the dimensions that showed greater improvement are Governance, Management Practices, Human and Financial Resources, Logistics, Program Implementation, External Relations and Intuitional Sustainability.

  1. EMRDA has developed its own administration and finance system with  appropriate software like Peachtree and logistic manuals;
  2. It has able to develop M&E system, M&E personnel, M&E manual, M&E matrixes and checklists to monitor  activities of the  projects;
  3. It has established facilities at head quarter and branch offices with vehicle, computer and modern communications systems;
  4. Capable of preparing and executing any project proposals and activities that are in line with organizational objectives and values;
  5. Established networking with professional associations, research institutions and other international & national development agencies and forums;
  6. Its finance has been audited up to 2015 by an external auditing firm and it has proved to have strong financial system and personnel;
  7. Organizational capacity assessment was made as of 2012 for the 5th time by external consultant.

EMRDA’s organizational strengths:

 

  • It has large constituency at grassroots level especially in the pastoral and remote areas of the rural community,
  • There is trust between the communities and the organization
  • It is cost effective in reaching the community as religious leaders teach the society while praying.
  • The religious leaders who are working with EMRDA are highly accepted among the community.
  • It has good relations with the government and donors.
  • It is well experienced in implementing the development interventions so that it has a capacity to prepare any type of project proposals.

EMRDA’s major opportunities for growth:

 

  • The contemporary global campaign on poverty reduction particularly in rural and pastoral development such as the MDG.
  • The government’s rural-centered development plan;
  • Large domain of the grass root community represented by Project Advisory Committee (PAC) and Community Management Committee (CMC) of various EMRDA’s interventions;
  • Good-will developed with various international & National partner organizations and individuals through holiday and other special occasion disclosing organizational good wishes;

 

Leadership

EMRDA’s Organizational Setting and Management

EMRDA is overseen by the General Assembly and Board of Directors in which the latter is mandated to head and direct organizational policies and directions. Executive Director leads the office that constituted three operational departments and other supporting sections. The departments prepare their own respective annual, quarter and monthly plans and accomplishment reports. At grass root level, there are different program and project coordinating offices that implement the activities of the organization.

General Assembly

According to the organizational bylaw, the general assembly of the organization is undertaken annually to Review the overall organizational activities and financial performance during the previous year and discuss on the achievements how it is going on Vs the SMP (strategic plan Management)

Board meeting

The major decision making body of the organization is the board of director. The board of director has met quarterly, in addition to the incidental meetings, to closely follow up EMRDA’s activities, listen to quarterly reports and provide the necessary technical advises and corrective measures, if any that would bring even more achievements in its integrated development endeavors.

Management Committee

EMRDA has a management committee, which meets weekly to discuss on previous activities executed by each department as well as to plan activities for the next operations.

Staff meeting

Headed by the Executive Director of the organization, all EMRDA staff meets every first week of a month. The meeting focuses mainly on accomplishment of the preceding month and report of the following month. Besides, quarter report and plan was used to be presented every three month along with the monthly accomplishment and plan.

 

Resource Mobilization

Funding obtained from foreign donors account for major budget share of the organization to finance its development programs of the Association.  Mainly, project proposals are prepared on different program area submitted to donors to mobilize resource required for their implementation. Developing project proposals is the major mechanism through which the organization is mobilizing resources to finance its development programs.

Over the past years, EMRDA has made significant achievements in terms of diversifying its donor base.  The number of donors of the organization financing the annual budget of the organization has grown significantly in 2015.  The annual budget of the organization received from these donors has also grown from birr 10 million to 20 million per annum in average between 2011 and 2015.

Source of fund

EMRDA is currently working to establish systems to generate own resources.  The organization is planning to run projects that have additional advantages to the organization in terms of generating resources. Through its Community Skill Training School, Membership contribution, special events and integrated rural development activities, EMRDA is planning to generate resources needed ensure the continuity of programs and sustainability.

In line with this, EMRDA has already launched Domestic Resource Mobilization programs by developing guideline and organizing fundraising committee. In the preparation work the Board of Directors, the management committee members and staff the organization have involved actively.  Different approaches of resource mobilization will be selected to generate resource and promote the image of the organization among the public. Birr 56 million is to be achieved with in the SPM period.

 

Training Material

SPM (2016-2020)

EMRDA was established in 1994 and became operational by launching its first project targeting children in difficult circumstances in Oromia and Addis Ababa regions and it was a pioneer among CSOs to develop its capacities and design and implement strategic plans. EMRDA carry out its operations based on continues and regular strategic planning Document. The first strategic plan (1998-2002) of the organization placed special attention only to education, relief and water development interventions covering limited parts of the country. On the basis of a critical assessment of the achievements, challenges and problems of first strategic plan, a second three-year strategic plan was developed and implemented during the period 2003-2005 which apparently helped the organization to broaden its program and expand its geographical coverage. It was during this time that the organization has undergone unprecedented moves and successes in implementing Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS, CBOs capacity building, adult functional literacy and alternative basic child education, construction of multipurpose community based vocational training institution and OVC care and support, rehabilitation projects in Afar, Oromia and Amhara regions.

EMRDA was successful with an average of 70% and 90% in the 1st and 2nd SPM implementation. The 3rd SPM, the total cost was Birr 56,848,000.00 out of which Birr 49,745,000.00 was a program cost.

The fourth strategic period implemented over a period of 5 years between 2011and 2015 in the past SPM new style of intervention and strategies were applied. EMRDA started sub granting funds to local NGOs, it able to access resource from government sector, donor agencies, and individual philanthropic, The TVT center were operational and other important achievements were undertaken.  Meanwhile, the scale of development in terms of human resources, annual budget, efficiency and effectiveness of implementation was found promising.

In general the 4th SPM period considered successful in many aspects; it is a period where EMRDA owned its own office. Registered 67% increase in annual budget utilization. The overall financial accomplishment of the 4th SPM was 75% of the planned Birr 125,600,000.00 (which is 94,114,192.02). The basic reason for under accomplishment is inability to get permission on Interest free microfinance (IFMF), Delay in construction of the 18 ABE, and shift in budget of Climate Change. Read more  EMRDA 5th SPM from (2016 -2020) (PDF)

EMRDA 5th SPM EMRDA has successfully prepared the 5th SPM for the year 2016 – 2020 periods. In the five years plan, EMRDA has aimed to mobilize birr 210,888,830 (34 % increment from the 4th SPM) out of which Birr 36,745,813 has already been secured and the rest is to be mobilized from in and outside the country. Based on the Strategic Planning document, resource mobilization strategic are also prepared to identify and trap the resource that is estimate to be birr 56,000,000 which  account for 20% of the five year SPM budget. When the SPM is classified in sector or unit, 26% of the total program budget (154,888,830) is budgeted for Education and Training Unit, 47% for Public Health Unit and the rest 27% for Livelihood Unit (including food security and environmental protection). In the 5th SPM Period it’s aimed to address 372,632 direct and 2,049,476 indirect beneficiaries.

Strategic plan from 1995 to 2015

Publication

EMRDA has published various resources on Education, HIV/AIDS, Women Empowerment, Gander Issues, and many more the following are list of publication available in our resource center, and if you need our publications please contact us, you will receive the copies via your mail address.

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EMRDA responded the effort to reduce SDD effectively CA Magazine
EMRDA Best practice collection
Reducing Burdens of HIV & AIDS, TB and Malaria with Community Based Engagement

Best Practice

Lessons learned

  1. Participation of all stakeholders at all levels has enabled EMRDA to mobilize Community resources and consequently achieve its strategic goals. In line with this, EMRDA has been working with grassroots organizations, associations, user group and other CBOs and government structures.
  2. Working in partnership and cooperation with government offices at all levels has enabled EMRDA to efficiently and effectively implement its development programs.
  3. Working in partnership and collaboration with local and international NGOs and networks has enabled EMRDA to learn and adapt working conditions and refine its best practices and excellence.
  4. Dynamic leadership and staff commitment has enabled EMRDA to implement development projects successfully benefiting hundreds of thousands of target beneficiaries in the regions.
  5. Giving more attention to social dynamics and software aspects rather than to hardware aspects helps a lot for sustainability of projects.
  6. Working on ABE, OVC support, RH & gender, HIV/AIDS, HTP and capacity building across all development activities helped in changing the knowledge, practice and attitude of people.
  7. Prioritizing internal capacity building efforts at organizational level is a key for successful programmatic achievements in different intervention areas.
  8. Full participation of the community is an asset to build owned measures to the prevailing and envisages development related bottlenecks.
  9. Accountability to the project right holders and stakeholders should be strengthened with maximum possible tempo.
  10. Influential community leaders and gate keepers are the core out let to reach the wider community with systematic and more appealing approach.

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Effort to get out of poverty

 

Current Project

EMRDA programs are implemented in the form of projects in various parts of the country including, Oromia, Amhara, Tigray, Afar, SNNP and Harare regional states, Diredawa Council and Addis Ababa Administration.

The 2015 accomplishment, which was evaluated as a successful and remarkable achievement in project implementation and finance utilization, the last five years of the fourth SPM phase. In 2015, it was planned to implement about 12 projects with birr 24,444,282.85 and was able to execute 10 projects with birr 20,555,289.70 this shows 84% of project (in relation to the number of projects and budgets related to them) and 94% of financial accomplishment.

Education Unit in 2015 / 2016

Education sector is one of the three main program intervention areas.  Under this unit 2 projects are implemented with a total Birr 3,833,488.50 which covers 26% of program department cost and 3,419,704.45 which accounts 89% were expended. In the reporting period, under the unit, it is addressed 5,516 (76%) direct and 27,580.00 (76%) indirect beneficiaries. Read more

Livelihood Unit in 2015 / 2016

Livelihood sector is the third unit in the department.  Under this unit 5 projects are implemented with a total 3,629,642.36 which covers 35% of the department cost. In the reporting period, under the unit, it is addressed 4,302 direct and 26,778 indirect beneficiaries.Read more

Health Unit in 2015 / 2016

Health sector is the other main project intervention areas.  Under this unit 4 projects are implemented with a total 3,814,900.28 which covers 36% of the program department cost. In the reporting period, under the unit, it is addressed 5,150 direct and 26,964 indirect beneficiaries.Read more

Future Direction

EMRDA Community Management Training Center

EMRDA has planned to construct its own office, community management training center and related complex to generate income that would serve its mission. To construct such complex, EMRDA has already secured 2,125sq.m. the land, tested the soil and conducted feasibility study, finalized the architectural work to get construction permission all are instrumental to mobilize the estimated birr 112 million out of which birr 56 million planned to mobilized in the 5th SPM to finalize 50% of the constructionPlease donate this project here

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Human Resource

More than 77% of the total employees of EMRDA are qualified with Diploma and above academic background in diverse areas of project and financial management areas. Currently EMRDA have 5 Regional program coordinating offices and 46 project implementing woredas in 8 regional states of the country.

In addition to the employed Project Staffs in all project areas, Project Advisory Committee at Woreda level, Project Management Committee at Kebele/site level , CBOs union and youth clubs, OVCs support Committee are established for ensuring community participation and sustainability and provided with capacity building trainings and workshops. 2016 Staff profile is show below on the table.

 

Livelihood

Welcome to EMRDA!

A Glimpse at EMRDA

Ethiopian Muslims Relief and Development Association (EMRDA) was established in the year 1994 as NGO and legally re-registered with Charities and Societies Agency in 2009 with the objective of preventing abject poverty and unemployment through participation and sustainable integrated development. Over the past 24 years, it has been implementing multidimensional development Programs and made significant contribution to the overall poverty reduction effort of the country. Read more

Vision:

  • Seeing Developed and Transformed Society

Mission

  • To bring sustainable development by creating educated, healthy and empowered society by improve environmental protection and food security in the country through inclusive and participatory approaches.

Goal

EMRDA’s overall objective is to be a strong integrated development organization in the fight against poverty for a better livelihood particularly in rural and pastoral areas.

EMRDA Strategic Objectives (Specific to 5th phase SPM a period from 2016-2020)

  • To contribute to the notional effort of ensuring access to basic education, skill training and improving quality of formal education.
  • To contribute to the notional effort of availing public health to all, improving SRH and HIV/AIDS service.
  • To contribute to the notional effort of improved socioeconomic well being of less privileged community in environmentally friendly manner;
  • To build EMRDA’s institutional capacity (the capacity of personnel, system, program Implementation, management and leadership and organizational sustainability;

Targeted Community; EMRDA priorities the following community members

  • Orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and OVC guardians, children who were denied access to basic need of life and children belonging to destitute families
  • Unemployed youth with potential of changing their lives;
  • People living with HIV/AIDS and affected by its impact;
  • Community members in the marginal areas that experience socioeconomic problems

Linked List

–   2019 EMRDA Annual Plan Summary (ppt)
–   2018 EMRDA Annual Report Summary (ppt)
–   EMRDA 5th SPM from (2016 -2020) Summary (ppt)
–   Annual Report for the Year 2018 (PDF format)
–   Annual plan for the Year 2019 (PDF format)
–   Audit Report for the Year 2018 (PDF format)

 

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Education

Logistics

Where we work

Ethiopian Muslims Relief and Development Association (EMRDA) has implemented different projects in 8 regional states and 80 Woredas of the country (Amhara, Afar, Oromia,Tigray, Harare, Dire Dawa, SNNPR and Addis Ababa) of the country

The geographical coverage, the priorities are given based on the following major points

  • Regions where the resident or the community are in desperate need of our intervention
  • Rural segments of target regions
  • Pastoralist and agro-pastoralist regions;
  • Areas with poor infrastructure;
  • Urban with slam and unaddressed development issues;
  • Relatively remote areas(from the capital city and from infrastructure)

Program Implementation area


Program Intervention area

  • Basic formal and informal education
  • Orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) care and support
  • Vocational and skills training
  • Reproductive health and HIV/AIDS prevention
  • Women’s Empowerment
  • Community-based organizations (CBOs) capacity building
  • Small scale water development
  • Disaster and emergency relief /Humanitarian Aid

Targeted Community; EMRDA priorities the following community members

  • Poor and illiterate women living in marginalized areas of the country
  • Orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and OVC guardians, children who were denied access to basic need of life and children belonging to destitute families
  • Unemployed youth with potential of changing their lives
  • People living with HIV/AIDS and affected by its impact;
  • Community members in the marginal areas that experience socio economic problems

    Partnership

    EMRDA has a reputable experience in partnering with multiple National and international NGOs and establishment and being member of forums and networks. Among the networks and development partners, the following organizations can be mentioned as the major ones. Consortium Christian Relief and Development Association (CCRDA), Pastoralist Forum Ethiopia (PFE), Ethiopian Inter phase-Forum for Development, Dialogue and Action (EIFDDA), Poverty Action Network (PANE), Pro Development Network (PDN), Afar Pastoral Development Forum (APDF) and Afar Education Development Coordination Platform (AEDCP), National HIV/AIDS Forum (HAPCO), Ministry of Health (FMOH), Christian Aid Ethiopia (CAE), Dan Church Ethiopia (DCA), Interact Worldwide (IWW), Plan International (PI), Islamic Development Bank (IDB), World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY), Muslim Aid. UK, Islamic Relief (IR), CORHA, WINROCK, SKN, Save the Children, CSSP, Pact-Ethiopia, and etc.

    Community and government participation

    Throughout the whole project activities of EMRDA, the community and government participation is very high. EMRDA has a firm working relation with government stockholders from Keble to Regional level sector offices and these offices has certainly realized its contribution to development of the local people.

     

    Finance

    The finance and administration Department undertake finance and administration activities with its own well established system guided by Accounting and Financial Policy guide, Procurement Manual and other related policy manual. The department is also equipped with the necessary materials and logistics. The financial activities of the organization are managed and controlled at the head office level and its operations are centralized. The financial activities of EMRDA are being handled in compliance with the rules specified under GAAP and new legislation of charities and societies. The financial accounting system of the organization is utilizing double entry with updated Peachtree software program. Financial auditing is undertaken by external Chartered Certified Auditors every year and reports within the first three months after the end of fiscal year. EMRDA’s financial performance was audited till 2015 (starting from 1995) on annual bases for 21 times and it has proved to have none qualified opinion in its transaction.

    Compliance Audit is undertaken based on the donor’s interest and the audit times can be set monthly, quarterly, bi-annually and annually accordingly.

    EMRDA 21 Year Financial Performance Based On Annual Audit Report


    In the year 2015 out of 23,141,944.11 Birr annual budget about 20,555,829.70 Birr which accounts about 89 percent were recorded as program expenditure. For the year under plan, about 24,151,769 Birr is budgeted to run the project and administration activity of the organization. Of this, approximately 20 percent of the budget is allocated for HR and administration cost.

    Programs

    Ethiopian Muslims Relief and Development Association (EMRDA) in one of the pioneers indigenous CSOs operating in the country In the endeavors of realizing its purpose, EMRDA has engaged in education and training, enhancement of public health and livelihood (socioeconomic welfare) interventions by contribute to create resilient citizen that could contribute to and benefit from the development of the country.

    The education program focuses on provision of access to basic education and improving quality of formal education unprivileged community residing rural areas. The health program, on the other hand, focuses on public health programs like Maternal and Child Health, mitigating Communicable Disease, interventions on SRH and HIV & AIDS prevention and control. The livelihood program, emphasizes on youth and women empowerment, small scheme water development, OVC and PLHIV car and support, WaSH service, Environmental protection and food security and capacity building for local community and government institutions mainly to enhance their project implementation capacity.

    EMRDA also engages in emergency relief and support programs whenever and where ever need arises. Moreover, EMRDA has also other thematic program such as TVET training and community management training projects to benefit the community.

    EMRDA programs are implemented in the form of projects in various parts of the country including, Oromia, Amhara, Afar, SNNP and Harare regional states, Diredawa Council and Addis Ababa Administration.

    Major program achievement

    EMRDA has provided service to an estimated 9 million needy and vulnerable groups of the community benefited directly and indirectly from its intervention in various development activities in 8 region and more than 80 woredas in the country. The major achievements are:

    • Education 43 ABE center and 3 primary formal schools were constructed in Afar and Oromia including one community skill training school which gave access to 57,000out of school children and adults. These include the 12 ABE Centers constructed in concrete construction in Afar Region.
    • Maternal and child health: 11,657  mothers and young children were benefitted so far by grant from DCA, Save the children and MOH(DFID)
    • Communicable Disease: 3,868,098 community members were benefitted TB, HIV and Malaria protection and control by fund from Christian Aid.
    • Youth and Youth Club: 50 youth clubs were established and 19 youth centers were constructed. About 12,500 youth have benefited from the capacity building packages.
    • SRH/HIV/AIDS (Youth Focused): Program on SRH, HIV/AIDS and harmful Traditional Practice had addressed about 3 million beneficiaries in the country.
    • Income Generating Activities (IGA): 1995 PLHA and guardians were trained and provided with seed money to be involved in different income generating activities.
    • Orphan Vulnerable Children (OVC): had benefitted with school materials, psycho-social support, clothes and food items.
    • Women Empowerment: 540 women groups (15,000 members) are assisted by the program, hence they are provided with different trainings, capacity building and Income generating packages.
    • Community skills training (TVT): EMRDA skill training center was constructed in an area of11, 000m.sq. Land in around Addis Ababa Alemgena Daleti.  It+s providing training to about 360 unemployed youth each year. Beside EMRDA has been providing internship vocational training (metal and wood work sewing and embroidery) within the localities for about 520 beneficiaries.
    • Community Capacity Building: EMRDA has capacitated over 1000 Iddirs and 1500 Community conversation (CC) sessions in 7 Region and 72 districts, which constitutes about 900,000 people.
    • Small-scale Water Development: About 40,000 people in Oromia region got access to safe drinking water from 20 hand dug Wales and provided  WaSH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene) service.
    • Relief: 136,000 people have been benefited from EMRDA’s emergency and seasonal relief program which has been supported by IDB and Muslim Aid UK.

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    Unlike other NGO’s, EMRDA doesn’t have long-term program agreement or parent donor agencies. The continuity of its multi sectoral activities is solely dependent on donations and assistance that it is expecting to get from individuals, local and International organizations.

    In order to meet its objectives and execute its ongoing activities effectively and efficiently, EMRDA is looking forward for technical and financial support as well as materials from national as well as International Donor and Humanitarian Organizations, the management committee has found out that the organization needs to solicit funds to cover its operational costs that it has been spending from project administration budget of the respective intervention.

    To this end the Committee has set up the following annual recurrent and fixed costs, as per the current condition that would help the effective implementation of the planned initiatives in the 5th SPM.

    EMRDA welcomes and appreciates your financial support. We are working to establish an online charitable giving platform that will allow interested visitors to donate to our work in the rural, indigenous communities of Ethiopia. In the mean time, you can show your support by submitting donations on EMRDA’s behalf to the organization’s banker:

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    ACCOUNT FOR ETHIOPIAN MUSLIM RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (EMRDA)

    Bank Account: – Commercial Bank of Ethiopia,
    Addis Ababa Branch
    A/C No: 0171818380500
    Swift Code CBETETAA

    Contact Us

    EMRDA headquartered in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia. We are physically located Infront of Zeneb Work Alert Hospital along the old road at the back of Ayertena police station

    Ethiopian Muslims’ Relief & Development Association

    Contact person: Ato Abdulaziz Alo,
    …………………     .Executive Director

    About us

    It has been 22 years ever since Ethiopian Muslims Relief and Development Association (EMRDA) was established and registered by Ministry of Justice as Non Governmental Organization (NGO) and actively participating in development activities and contributing to the general well being of its citizen. In the best regard of contributing to different developmental objectives and abiding by the national policy, EMRDA was re-registered as Ethiopian Residence Association with Registration No 0194 in October 2009.

    Starting from its inception, EMRDA has been engaged in promoting Basic Formal and Non formal education, reproductive health, HIV& AIDS, small scheme water development, Vocational and skill trainings, civic education, OVC care and support, child labor reduction, empowering women, CBOs capacity building, relief for emergency by mobilizing resources from international NGOs, philanthropies and other charitable organizations both from in and out of the country.

    EMRDA operates amongst the poor community by designing strategic plan and different controlling mechanisms. As guiding tool of the organization, three consecutive strategic plan documents were developed and used by the organization from its very inception. On top of these, different manuals and formats have been prepared to assist the implementation of the projects. As a result, EMRDA remained one of the few successful NGOs that promoted and applied standardized techniques of project formulation and management system.

    EMRDA has provided service to an estimated of 9 million needy, vulnerable & ostracized groups of the community have been benefited directly and indirectly, respectively, from its intervention in various development activities in 8 regional states and 80 Woredas of the country (Amhara, Afar, Oromia,Tgriy Harare, Dire Dawa, SNNPR and Addis Ababa) and has been successfully recording measurable results that go beyond counting mere life span. To this end, EMRDA has been harvested immense witnesses from local community, government signatories, and donor agencies in all areas of its operation.

    Organizational vision

    • Seeing Developed and Transformed Society

    Mission

    • To bring sustainable development by creating educated, healthy and empowered society by improve environmental protection and food security in the country through inclusive and participatory approaches.

    EMRDA Strategic Objectives (Specific to 5th phase SPM a period from 2016-2020)

    • To contribute to the notional effort of ensuring access to basic education, skill training and improving quality of formal education.
    • To contribute to the notional effort of improving public health service to all
    • To contribute to the notional effort of improving the socio-economic wellbeing of less privileged community, environmental protection and food security;
    • To build EMRDA’s institutional capacity(personnel, management & leadership)
    • To ensure organizational Strengthen and programmatic sustainability of EMRDA;

    Targeted Community; EMRDA priorities the following community members

    • Poor and illiterate women living in marginalized areas of the country
    • Orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and OVC guardians, children who were denied access to basic need of life and children belonging to destitute families
    • Unemployed youth with potential of changing their lives
    • People living with HIV/AIDS and affected by its impact;
    • Community members in the marginal areas that experience socio economic problems

    The geographical coverage, the priorities are given based on the following major points

    • Regions where the resident or the community are in desperate need of our intervention
    • Rural segments of target regions
    • Pastoralist and agro-pastoralist regions;
    • Areas with poor infrastructure;
    • Urban with slam and unaddressed development issues;
    • Relatively remote areas(from the capital city and from infrastructure)

    Intervention area

    • Basic formal and informal education
    • Orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) care and support
    • Vocational and skills training
    • Reproductive health and HIV/AIDS prevention
    • Women’s Empowerment
    • Community-based organizations (CBOs) capacity building
    • Small scale water development
    • Disaster and emergency relief /Humanitarian Aid