Norwegian Church Aid is a diaconal organization working in 33 countries worldwide and mandated by Churches and Christian Organizations in Norway to eradicate poverty and injustice.
In Ethiopia, Norwegian Church Aid has been operating since 1974, engaged in short term emergency response and long term development programs.
Their intervention in Ethiopia (2011-2020) focuses on three development program areas: Climate Resilience, Reproductive Health and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. In order to save lives and protect vulnerable people during emergencies occurring the country, They are engaged in humanitarian and refugee response.
They operate in six regions and one city Administration: Tigray, Amhara, Oromia, Somali, Gambella, Southern Nations Nationalities and People’s State and Addis Ababa respectively.
To achieve their development goals and bring positive social change, they work mainly with Faith Based Organized, which have demonstrated strong grassroots reach and influence in the society. They also coordinate their efforts with their resource partners that have long years of experience in the area of water, sanitation, and hygiene, reproductive health and climate change.
Since 2001, they have been coordinating efforts with different faith based and non-faith based structures to end the practice of Female Genital Mutilation.