The 15th Good Practices Day of members of the Christian Relief and Development Association (CCRDA) was successfully celebrated with the recognition of 12 best performing NGOs on December 28, 2017 in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Mulatu Teshome, President of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Read more

The beneficiaries of the second phase of the Ethiopia-EU Civil Society fund II, the Union of Ethiopian Women Charitable Associations (UEWCA) and Mejejegwo Loka Women Development Association (MLWDA) in collaboration with the regional government bureaus organised an orientation workshop on the role of CS on EEITI on the 19th and 20th of October 2017 in Assosa. Read more

On September 30, 2017, Initiative for Improving Standards of Prison (IISP) organized a validation session of an assessment conducted on the situations of women incarcerated with their children in four zonal correction centers of SNNPR and a handover event of a preschool facility constructed and furnished in the compounds of Hawassa correction center.

Using the following link you can access EIDHR's call for proposals

Embassy of the Czech Republic in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Call for Proposals for Small Scale Local Project 2018

Using the following link you can access the Call for proposal- Fire Africa Grant 2017


The Network of Ethiopian Women’s Associations (NEWA) and Women Can Do It (WCDI) are commencing Training Workshop on Media Advocacy with the support from CSFII Programme.  The aim is to equip the media personnel with techniques and strategies to complement their efforts in providing quality and standard messages in promoting gender equality and the fight against gender based violence (GBV).

On May 31, 2017 the CSF partners inaugurated their platform at Azzeman Hotel.  During the inaugural meeting selected partners shared experiences under the theme “Strengthening community based organizations and other groups.”  Presenters were Ato Gemechu Birhanu from OPA, Ato Berihu G/medhin from ACSOT, Ato Tamirat Getahun from KMG and Ato Yosef Akalu from CoSAP.  Presentations in the links below:

The Ethiopian Elderly and pensioners national Association (EEPNA) with its partners linked up its effort to celebrate the 2017 World Women’s Day with special focus on older women on March 14th in collaboration with ENIREDADA older people care Association.

The Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC) of the Embassy of Finland in Addis Abeba is an instrument funding local civil society organizations: 
For more information please see

Participants from Ethiopia at the 7th Citizens’ Continental Conference (January 26 - 28, Addis Ababa), sponsored by CSF II. For more information, please see

Call for Proposals – European Commission – DG DEVCO – International Cooperation and Development
Building Resilience: Education Opportunities in Fragile and Crisis Affected Environments
Please see the following link for all information 

For two intense days, a training was conducted for the project coordinators and accountants responsible for the implementation of CSF II funded projects at Azzeman Hotel in Addis Ababa. Topics covered included project management, reporting, financial management, gender mainstreaming, M&E, visibility, communication and other.

Youth Network for Sustainable Development (YNSD) Invites interested youth focused CSOs to submit concept note to implement a project titled “Youth Challenge Initiative” by email to or to deliver the hard copy of the concept note to the office of YNSD located at  Kirkos Sub city, Woreda 8, House Number 228 adjacent to Woreda 8 youth center, phone no. +251-553-4141.

The deadline for submission of Concept Note is set for 14 October 2016

Long term Ethiopia – European Union partnership continues to strengthen Civil society
The 17 new grant projects of the second phase of the EU-Ethiopia Civil Society Fund (CSF) were launched on 24 August 2016. The launch event took place in the presence of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation and the EU Delegation to Ethiopia.

The European Union Delegation to Ethiopia Calls for a Communication and Visibility Competition among EU funded projects implemented by international organizations, NGOs and civil society organizations. The deadline for submission is 30 September.


Download the guidelines for Competition


Call for Proposals Regional Development and Protection Programme (RDPP) in Ethiopia 

The guidelines for the call for Proposals for the RDPP Ethiopia can be download RDPP Guideline

Dear all,
The Embassy of France has the pleasure to announce you that it has launched a call for proposals to support small-scale projects through its new fund program called Civil Societies’ Innovative projects and Coalition of Actors (PISCCA) which is the successor of the Social Development Fund (SDF).

Funding opportunity for Civil Society Organizations on Pan - African level, please see the following link:

The provisional date for notification of the results of the evaluation of the concept notes was set up on 12 October 2015; unfortunately due to some technical issues the notification will be delayed. All applicants (online and offline) will be communicated the results in writing as soon as the on-going evaluation is completed.

Civil Society Fund II - Call for proposals for large grants 2015.The provisional date for notification of the results of the evaluation of the concept notes was set up on 12 October 2015; unfortunately due to some technical issues the notification will be delayed. All applicants (online and offline) will be communicated the results in writing as soon as the on-going evaluation is completed.

The EU has introduced a new online system for the submission of applications for calls for proposals, called PROSPECT. PROSPECT will simplify the submission and will expedite the evaluation process and contract signature. 
Main advantages

The Delegation of the European Union to Ethiopia has launched the second Call for Proposals of the Civil Society Fund II (CSF II) and is seeking proposals for grant funding for Non-State Actors' capacity building and service delivery in the governance and development sectors in Ethiopia


NEWS: The big winners of the EU's new EDF

Earlier this month, EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini and development commissioner Neven Mimica announced the full entry into force of the 11th European Development Fund -— the EU’s main aid instrument for African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.

Update Mapping Study on Non-State Actors in Ethiopia 2015

The CSF II, in collaboration with the multi-donor Civil Society Support Programme (CSSP), recently concluded a country-wide study to Update the Mapping of Non-State Actors (NSA) in Ethiopia. Similar studies had been undertaken in 2004 and 2008.

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