TEA Membership

Tiruzer Ethiopia for Africa (TEA) is a member of the following Associations and Consortia.

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

Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Associations (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 the 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.

2. 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) is registered with the Ministry of justice in Ethiopia.


To see Ethiopian youth as an agent of sustainable development with healthy, productive and self-reliant life.


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

3. Non State Actors Coalition (NSAC)

Non State Actors Coalition (NSAC) is a consortium of over forty Ethiopian charities who promote dialogue for the formulation, implementation and evaluation of development partnerships and cooperation issues for sustainable development in the country.

4. Consortium of Reproductive Health Associations (CORHA)

Realizing the need for institutional framework (platform) for coordinated population and reproductive health activities, the Consortium of Reproductive Health Associations (CORHA) was established by seven founding local and international organizations in 1995. The founding members are; 1) Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia (FGAE)
2) Marie Stopes International- Ethiopia (MSI-E)
3) Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus(EECMY)
4) Good Shepered
5) Nazareth Children’s Centre and Integrated Development (NACID)
6) Save the Children Federation-USA (SCF-USA)
7) Ethiopian Gemini Trust (EGT)
Currently, CORHAs membership has grown from seven to more than 100. Membership in CORHA is open to all Ethiopian resident and international charity organizations working on RH/FP and related areas. CORHA is non-partisan, non-for-profit umbrella organization of NGOs committed to provide reproductive health information and services in Ethiopia. Its ultimate goal is improving the overall health status and quality of life for all the people, thereby contributing to national development. CORHA strives for equity and empowerment of communities and members through effective partnerships and participatory processes. In the last eighteen years, CORHA has managed comprehensive program interventions and registered encouraging results that complement the implementation of the Ethiopian government population and health related policies and programs. As a result of its effective program implementation and achievements, CORHA today has established excellent working relations and gained cooperation and support from the public sector institutions, its member organizations and partners.

5. Consortium of Youth Development Organizations in Ethiopia (CoYDOE)

COYDOE is a national network of youth-led organizations in Ethiopia, aimed at ensuring meaningful youth engagement in the development process of the country.