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Introduction

DSC01667Somali-Ethiopian Social & Economic Development Association is a community based organization (CBOs), non-profit, non-governmental, non-partisan, and development oriented organization that established for the sole motive of developing marginalized communities in the pastoral areas of Ethiopia in close collaboration with international aid organizations (NGOs), regional government as well as international development actors (donor state bodies). SESEDA is committed working for the beneficiary community at the grassroots level focusing on empowerment of woman, health, education, economic development, capacity buildings and natural resource mobilization, pastoral community development, technical trainings for youth as well as child protection. SESEDA is devoted to work with the vulnerable people throughout Ethiopia without any discrimination in the line of tribe, race or religion. SESEDA has a strong commitment to realize today’s dream for our tomorrow’s generation with positive vision of supporting sustainable development program that can bring a long-lasting solution to the development problems in the region.

Mission

SESEDA exists to support the most vulnerable members of the community, specifically women, destitute children and poor households in Somali Region and to build the capacity, knowledge and ability to take control of their lives and bring them into the mainstream of society.

Vision

Enhancement of living standards of the most disadvantaged communities and the ability to have access to education and healthcare. To effectively boost socio-economic Somali-Ethiopian Social and Economic Development Association / Organizational Profile 3 advancements and to reduce drought vulnerability in drought-prone areas of in Somali Region through building build resilient society.

Goal

Its main goal is to improve the quality of life of the pastoral societies of remote areas in Somali region. Area of intervention The overall activities of SESEDA are to promote sustainable development in the following fields:

  • Agricultural development and Modern Farming
  • Heath promotion and mortality rate reduction
  • Poverty reduction and Illiteracy eradication
  • Sanitation and clean water provision
  • Woman Empowerment and Child protection
  • Youth Support and Drug misuse prevention
  • Education and capacity building on social transformation
  • Relief services during calamites and natural catastrophes
  • A forestation and Environment campaign

 

Somali-Ethiopian Social and Economic Development Association / Organizational Profile 4 Natural resource utilization and management The region is blessed with so many natural resources like water (rivers), natural gums, wildlife, which would have earned us twice as much money as we use for the fight against poverty reduction to address the root cause of the problem. The importance and methods of how to exploit such natural are in some cases lack of technical capacity know-how and economic bottle-neck. Thus, the organization main efforts is to enlightening, training and educating members of the public to utilize such resources locally available for them, for instance, irrigation along rivers. Although the local community’s economic backbone depends on livestock and livestockproducts.

Relief Aid

SESEDA is aim to tackle the humanitarian crisis both of natural and made disaster including droughts disaster prevention to reduce the level of poverty and contribute national development and global goals. Staff structure and profile SESEDA currently has 7 technical staff at managerial positions from various technical background i.e. Health, Agriculture, Civil engineering, NRM and Forestry, rural development, nutrition and community health management. In second line, SESEDA will have field coordinators for different sites in the front line of project operations for direct implementation in the field. Each sector will has an independent manager i.e. health and WASH livelihood and micro finance, Community development and environment and each project coordinator reports to the executive manager.

Geographical coverage

SESEDA is established to work with the most disadvantaged people in Ethiopia in general by considering the most backward and neglected regions of pastoral areas and purposively remote areas of pastoral communities in particular.

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Somali-Ethiopian Social & Economic Development Association is a community based organization (CBOs), non-profit, non-governmental, non-partisan, and development oriented organization that established for the sole motive of developing marginalized communities in the pastoral areas of Ethiopia in close collaboration with international aid organizations (NGOs), ... Read more

Relief Aid

SESEDA is aim to tackle the humanitarian crisis both of natural and made disaster including droughts disaster prevention to reduce the level of poverty and contribute national development and global goals. Staff structure and profile SESEDA currently has 7 technical staff at managerial positions from various technical background i.e. Health, Agriculture ..