ACT Ethiopia Forum

ACT Forum Ethiopia was formally established by ACT International members operational in Ethiopia in 2006.

Members include Ethiopian Orthodox Church – Development &  Inter Church Aid Commission (EOC/DICAC), Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus – Development & Social Services Commission (EECMY/DASSC), Bread for the World (BftW) Christian Aid, Dan Church Aid, Church of Sweden,  Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (EED), Finn Church Aid, Hilfswerk der Evangelischen Kirchen Schweiz (HEKS), Inter Church Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO) & Church in Actie, International Orthodox Christian Charities ( IOCC), Lutheran World Federation Department of World Service (LWF – DWS), and Norwegian Church Aid.

The national forum is for consultation, coordination and collaboration. Its main objective is to increase the effectiveness and impact of the ecumenical humanitarian emergency and development response to persons and communities in the country, through improved joint coordination and implementation by its members at the national level.

The Forum meets once in a month, and convenes extraordinary meetings during emergencies and when necessary. Since its formal establishment, the ACT Forum Ethiopia has been able to implement two consolidated appeals and engaged in humanitarian response to drought affected people, and effectively carried out three Rapid Response Funds through its implementing members.

The ACT Forum Ethiopia has played catalytic role in addressing capacity issues of members and partners.

So far, it has actively coordinated and co-organized workshop trainings in various thematic areas including Sphere project, Emergency and Nutrition, Emergency and Women, Emergency and HIV/AIDS, Do No Harm principles, and Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP). The forum has developed its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), and is in the process developing its strategic plan.

The forum has a coordinator to deal with the day-to-day functions of the ACT Forum Ethiopia.

The leadership is identified by the ACT Forum Ethiopia through consensus and comprises the chair and vice –Chair selected from ACT Forum Ethiopia member organizations.

The Chair and Vice- Chair rotate annually. NCA is the Host Agency for the ACT Forum Ethiopia and is the current Chair while EOC/DICAC is the vice- Chair.

Contact the ACT Ethiopia Forum moderator/s

Cathy Riley
Cathy Riley

Country Manager
+251 911 236850

Katherine Gicuku-Ireri
Katherine Gicuku-Ireri

Senior Programme Officer for Africa (excluding Southern Africa)
+41 22 7916040

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