EECMY DASSC in its current SP considered Education, Child and Youth Development, as one of its measure thematic focuses. Though EECMY is one of the pioneer organizations in modern education in Ethiopia and has been working on children and education for the last several decades, the “youth” didn’t get much attention as it should be. Consequently, in the current SP 2022/26, children, youths and education were given due attention and that is well reflected in the reporting year as well.
To improve the livelihoods of the vulnerable women and girls affected by abject poverty, EECMY DASSC put great effort into its SP (2022/26) and considered WEIDP as one of its Program pillars. The program has an overall goal of contributing towards improved women’s and girls’ participation in political, economic, social, and cultural affairs and ensuring gender equality among the communities (Goal IV of the SP2022/26). The WEIDP consists of four main program components: women’s empowerment, advocacy, people with specific needs (PSN) and advocacy. Besides, according to the SP (2022/26) gender crosscuts all interventions of the Commission.
As stipulated in the SP (22/26), the Goal of the HPP program is: “to increase impact to save lives, alleviate human suffering, uphold dignity, peacebuilding and strengthen the well-being, confidence, and resilience of crisis-affected target communities” . EECMY DASSC is aware of the increasing complexity of the crisis requiring coherence and complementarity across the humanitarian, development, peacebuilding, and security nexus. In the reporting period, EECMY DASSC has been actively engaged in humanitarian response and peacebuilding activities. HPP has four main components, namely Emergency Response, Rehabilitation, Peacebuilding and Refugee/migration and Human Trafficking. Under these components, HPP planned to implement five projects and implemented 37 projects in the reporting year. The current situation in Ethiopia, widespread conflict and volatile security, and humanitarian crises demand humanitarian response and that necessitates the consideration of HRPP as one of the program pillars. The general objective of HRPP is to Contribute to the overall effort to save lives, alleviate suffering, uphold dignity, and strengthen the well-being and resilience of crisis-affected communities. The pilar aspires to and strives for the achievement of Humanitarian response based on humanitarian principles and attain sustainable positive peace and work towards seeing a world free from violence. Proven quality standards will be ensured, Humanitarian, Development, Peacebuilding (H-D-P) triple nexus approaches, Evidence-Based, integrated timely responses are the quality of the program’s implementation. The program mainly targets internally displaced people (IDPs), Refugees, ready-to-migrate ate youth, and returnees.
Resilience Building Program (RBP) is one of the four thematic areas of the Commission. In the last SP 2017/21, the interventions under livelihood development and health and nutrition programs were restructured as RBP in the current SP. Following the recent years natural and human-induced crises in Ethiopia, the vulnerability of the community, particularly the poor smallholders, is significantly increased. In addition to focusing on enhancing their livelihoods, considering the shock-absorbing capacity of the community significantly reduces their vulnerability to hazards. Having an overall goal of contributing to the long-term livelihood and health security of the target community and reducing their vulnerability to shock and stress, RBP is one of the Program Priorities of EECMY DASSC.