Operating in tense conflict situations:
Project hope, Ethiopia country office, is hosting a closing workshop where EECMY
DASSC will be discussing its experiences in implementing projects in conflict-prone
areas. In collaboration with Project Hope, the Oromia Health Bureau, and zonal health
offices, EECMY DASSC has successfully carried out the Emergency Polio and Other
Immunization project in IDPs and surrounding communities in West Oromia. The
Commission has been invited to share its highly regarded accomplishments in
executing projects in precarious security situations. A workshop organized in the Inter
luxury International Hotel, Addis Abeba, is attended by representatives from the Ministry
of Health, the Health Bureaus of the Oromia, Amhara, Benishangul and Gumuz, Afar
and South Ethiopia regions, the Bill and Milinda Foundations, the Centre of Disease
Control (CDC), and UNICEF.
EECMY DASSC successfully implemented the project in 26 woredas in the East, West,
Kellem, and Horo Gudur Wollega zones, leveraging its strong and well-established
structure, longstanding presence, and impeccable reputation in the area. The
Commission's strong collaboration with all stakeholders, as well as its non-partisan
stance, greatly contributed to the project's success.
Although the journey was not without challenges, we are grateful to God for guiding us
through difficult times. Our dedicated staff were instrumental in serving both God and
the vulnerable communities, ensuring the project's positive outcome.
Having gained valuable experience during the project's implementation, we take great
pleasure in sharing our success story. EECMY DASSC seizes this opportunity to invite
potential partners who are interested in collaborating with us.
(Note: EECMY stands for Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus, while DASSC
represents the Development and Social Services Commission.)