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CSO Platform

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:

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International Women Day

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 aim of the event was to celebrate women and more specifically using this opportunity to raise the awareness of a large crowd about role, contributions and challenges of older women in Ethiopia.
The event was held on 14th March 2017 at ENIREDADA Older People Care Association Compound. The occasion saw the participation of 114 people comprised of representatives from older people, government, women’s federations, partners, staffs, as well as media, of which over 80 % (78), were women.
The celebration was marked by speeches and presentations, mainly on the topic of women’s day, however also offered a stage for success stories from older women beneficiaries. The event was marked by opening speeches from EEPNA vice board (Getachew Kiflu) and Social Security Agency officials (Yeshareg head of Women Directorate), EU-CSF II (Gimbwogish) and HelpAge representatives (Aman Wabe senior official), three case stories from older women IGA beneficiaries, briefings from care and support network organizations (Aynalem from care and support and Dawit from ENIREDADA), exhibition works.  The event was further highlighted by music and dance by older women and participants, poems by older women and ceremonial events of joint bread by older women representatives.
Banners bearing the logos of EEPNA, EUD, HelpaAge international and partners having different themes were seen hung at the entrance and inside the hall for all participants to see. In addition, brochures and stickers giving an overview what partners doing were also disseminated to participants. The event was color full in promoting aging issues and requesting a financial access for older women.  

Call for proposal - The Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC)

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 http://www.finland.org.et/public/default.aspx?contentid=358161&nodeid=31683&culture=en-US

7th Citizens’ Continental Conference

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

Call for Proposals – European Commission – DG DEVCO – International Cooperation and Development

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 
Reference: EuropeAid/154521/DH/ACT/Multi
Published 20/02/2017
Deadline April 6, 2017 (16h00 Brussels Time)
Info session February 27, 2017 (15h00 Brussels Time)

TAU training for project staff from the new grantees and co-applicants

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.
Representatives from the National Authorizing Officer and the EU Delegation to Ethiopian joined some of the sessions and expressed their support.


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 ynsd2007@gmail.com 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 November 28, 2016, 05:00pm.

Please refer to the attached Information note for more details or on Fortune Newspaper published on 06 November 2016

European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR): 2016 Global Call for Proposals

The deadline for submission of Concept Note is set for 14 October 2016
Link to the guidelines for applicants (EN, FR, ES) and Q&A on EuropeAid website: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/index.cfm?ADSSChck=1472129598289&do=publi.detPUB&searchtype=QS&orderby=upd&orderbyad=Desc&nbPubliList=15&page=1&aoref=152550

New Grantees' Singing Ceremony

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.
A total of 44 organizations, including Ethiopian CSOs, higher learning institutions and chambers of commerce, will be supported with a total EU grant of 3.755 million EUR. The grants will support work on natural resource management, key governance areas and sector-wide civil society capacity building.
The Civil Society Fund, one of the flagship programmes of the Ethiopia-European Union cooperation, is celebrating its 10th year of existence in 2016. The programme officially commenced its operation in January 2006 and has contributed so far for a total of 14.9 million EUR to over 250 Civil society organizations and non-state actors.
The CSF has supported rights based and governance focused CSOs, emergence and reinforcement of regional and specialised networks, setting-up of innovative approaches in order to address development challenges and enhanced interactions between the Government and CSOs.
The CSF is supporting Ethiopian Charities and Societies and Ethiopian Resident organisations at regional and national level. It is mainly providing grant funding but also a number of capacity building initiatives and studies.
As a testimony to the EU's engagement to civil society in Ethiopia, a new Civil Society Programme with 16 million EUR is currently being prepared.
The European Union stays committed towards the civil society in Ethiopia and recognises the role the civil society sector plays as key partner in the development of the country and as a channel for dialogue between the Ethiopian citizens and the Government of Ethiopia.

EU Communication and Visibility Competition

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


N.B. Only organizations receiving EU funding are eligible