The following Organizations are Donors of TEA

Christian-Aid Ethiopia

1. Christian-Aid Ethiopia

Christian Aid has a vision – an end to poverty – and we believe that vision can become a reality.

Ethiopia has one of the world’s fastest-growing populations and is Africa’s second most populated country, with the majority of people living in rural areas. Despite significant economic gains and improvements in access to essential services like health and education, it still faces major challenges such as food insecurity, cyclical disasters, population pressure, unemployment, disease and natural resource degradation.

Natural disasters, particularly droughts and floods, occur frequently in Ethiopia, with over 2 million people requiring humanitarian assistance every year. Natural resources, especially water, land and vegetation, are under severe pressure from overpopulation and overexploitation.

Around 1.3 million people are living with HIV in Ethiopia, one of the largest affected populations in the world. Our HIV work has now expanded into a wider community health programme incorporating TB, malaria, and maternal and child health.

Child mortality

Ethiopia also has some of the highest rates of maternal, neonatal and child mortality globally. Lack of access to clean water and sanitation facilities are a major cause of preventable illnesses.

According to USAID, 20 million young people and 30 million adults in Ethiopia lack basic literacy and numeracy skills. Many children do not attend school. Christian Aid’s work in Ethiopia is predominantly in the south and south-west, which has seen particularly slow rates of development. We focus on working through partners to support groups within society who are often neglected.

We are helping people increase their crop yields through methods that effectively use the little water available to them, raising awareness of HIV and supporting people living with the virus; and improving access to clean water in rural areas.

For general enquiries or for more information on Christian Aid Ethiopia please contact Christian Aid Ethiopia at or by phone: +251 11 50536850/1/2.

Christian Aid Ethiopia address:

Norwegian Church Aid Compound, Wello Sefer, Ethio-China Friendship Ave, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Department of International Development (DFID)

2. Department of International Development (DFID)

DFID works in Ethiopia to reduce child mortality, to support the education system and protect people from hunger. Ethiopia has made real progress in beating poverty, with substantial support from the UK and others. In the last 5 years, DFID Ethiopia has:

- reduced child mortality by a quarter
- put 4 million more children in primary school
- protected almost 8 million poor people from hunger

Despite progress, Ethiopia remains one of the world’s poorest countries, with around 25 million people living in poverty. Population growth, droughts, climate change and political governance continue to pose a challenge to Ethiopia’s future. We work with the government and other partners to achieve impressive results and lay the foundations for future development.

DFID funds many organizations who are working to end poverty through open competition. Find out more about how our funding schemes work and the application processes. It provided us a 3 years project called “Reproductive Maternal and Neonatal Health Innovative Fund (RIF) project” through Ethiopian Ministry of Health (MOH). The project has a budget of more than ETB 14,000,000.00 and it is being implemented in partnership with Afar Development Association (AFDA), Tiruzer Ethiopia for Africa (TEA) and Semera Health Science College (SHSC) since 2015.

For detailed information on our programme and what the UK spends on development in Ethiopia, see the DFID Ethiopia operational plan 2014. See also our Development Tracker to explore international development projects funded by the UK government by country and sector.

British Embassy
PO Box 858
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Youth Network for Sustainable Development /YNSD/

3. Youth Network for Sustainable Development (YNSD)

Youth Network for Sustainable Development (YNSD) is a nonprofit making and non-governmental indigenous organization which was founded in 2003 by four school clubs and fifteen youth Associations. Youth Network for Sustainable Development (YNSD) as a local non-governmental organization (NGO) is registered by Ministry of justice in Ethiopia.


To see Ethiopian Youth as an agent of sustainable Development with healthy, productive and self-reliant.


Empowering Ethiopian youth as a main actor for sustainable development through; Training, Partnership and Networking

Civil Society Support Programme (CSSP)

4. Civil Society Support Programme (CSSP)

The CSSP Ethiopia is a five year, multi-donor capacity development programme which provides support for Ethiopian people through the development of Ethiopian civil society organizations (CSOs). CSSP is a capacity development programme designed to support Ethiopia’s civil society and its contribution to the country’s national development, poverty reduction and advancement of good governance.

The programme is funded by the people of Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom, and managed by the British Council in consortium with INTRAC.

Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Associations (CCRDA)

5. Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Associations (CCRDA)

CCRDA is an indigenous non-profit umbrella organization of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) engaged in various development activities including agricultural development and food security, rural and urban development, HIV/AIDS prevention and control, environmental protection and gender mainstreaming. It was the first legally registered Association of NGOs/CSOs operating in Ethiopia and serves as a forum for collective vision and action. It allows resource mobilization and sharing of experiences for effective and sustained impact. CCRDA builds capacity to ensure efficiency and quality are met, efforts are not duplicated and lessons can be learnt. All these are geared towards championing societal transformation.

CCRDA was initially formed to coordinate efforts of few organizations that responded to the humanitarian exigencies of the 1973/74 famine. It has since then expanded its services and membership. In particular, it has shifted from focus on coordinating relief efforts of NGOs to development agenda and good governance efforts such as;

i. Building capacity of indigenous NGOs,
ii. Promoting information exchange and networking for good governance and lobbying within CSOs and between CSOs and other agencies which are active in development areas, as well as
iii. Promoting an enabling environment for greater contribution of CSOs to development endeavors of Ethiopia.


In December 2010, CCRDA had 336 member organizations. As of CCRDA’s total membership, 73% (245) are Ethiopian Residents Charities, and 27% (91) are Foreign Charities. As stated above, the membership operate throughout the country, covering both urban and rural areas emphasizing on food security, rural and urban development, health, HIV/AIDS, education, water and sanitation, infrastructure, environmental protection, civic education, etc.