As a result of climate change Ethiopia faces increasing amount and intensity of natural disasters (flooding, extreme droughts, below average rainfall) caused by intensified impacts of El Niño. Consequently, agricultural production is severely affected which have direct impact on livelihoods, nutrition, health, water, sanitation, education and other sectors. Combination of these and other factors are increasing vulnerability of Ethiopian population.
The major capacity gaps in local NGOs are trained personnel in terms of the development of quality programme, monitoring, putting in place effective preparedness plan, report writing skills and documentation, coordination and networking with humanitarian communities.
As a EU Aid Volunteer in Ethiopiayouwill:
work closely withlocalstaff in knowledge and information management which include identifying, and collecting promising practices on DRR, resilience building and emergency response from national, regional and international organizations, assist in compilation and documentation of the drawn lessons.
adviselocalstaff in preparing training manual, finalizing ACT’s emergency preparedness response plan (EPRP), preparing concept notes and proposals on DRR, emergency response and resilience building,
design and facilitate DRR/resilience building trainings to enhance the capacity of the Commission and other ACT forum members’ staff as may be required
produce one training manual for DRR and emergence response, conduct training on identified best practices and lessons learnt twice in the project period, and develop 4 concept notes and 3 proposals on DRR and/or resilience building
Ethiopian Evangelical Church MekaneYesus Development and Social Services Commission (EECMY-DASSC) is adevelopment wing of the EECMY church. It is registered by Ministry of Justice as faith-based nongovernmentalorganization operating in all regions of Ethiopia. Its aim is to alleviate the poverty and injustice from Ethiopia throughimplementing development projects. It is currently implementing over 240 projects focused to Food Security,Emergency relief and rehabilitation, Natural resources Management, Renewable Energy, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene,Education Youth and Child development, Health and HIV Aids.
StichtingInterkerkelijkeOrganisatievoorOntwikkelingssamenwerking - ICCO (1964, Netherlands) works in 44 countries. ICCO has worked in development and humanitarianworkfor more than 50 years. ICCO’sworkcentersaround 2 corepillars: securingsustainablelivelihoods and justice and dignity. Disaster management has a prominent place and focuses on Humanitarianaid, LRRD and DRR/ Resiliencepreparedness. ICCO has morethan 10 yearsexperience in volunteer management throughprogramslikeTogetthere; approximately 150 volunteershavebeensentout to 75 localpartners.