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Healthy people and animals in Ethiopia thanks to an interdisciplinary project: Jigjiga University One Health Initiative

African farmer ploughing a field with an ox.

01.01.2015 - 30.09.2020

Nomadic pastoralist communities, which constitute one tenth of Ethiopia’s population, have little access to health services. In the Jigjiga University One Health Initiative, the SDC is helping to establish local healthcare services by supporting an interdisciplinary centre of excellence at Jigjiga University in eastern Ethiopia.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Ethiopia

Health system strengthening
Primary health care
HEALTH
Health policy and administrative management
Basic health care

01.01.2015 - 30.09.2020


CHF 2'100'000



Contribution to government and development partners platforms

15.04.2017 - 14.04.2021

The Development Assistance Group (DAG) and Rural Economic Development & Food Security (RED-FS) platforms are two development policy fora between Development Partners (DPs) and the Government of Ethiopia (GoE). They play a critical role in the implementation, coordination and monitoring GoE’s 2nd Growth & Transformation Plan[1] (GTPII). This contribution will allow Switzerland to actively participate in discussions and to link its programmes to existing policy processes for upscaling and policy influencing.


 

[1] 5-year development plan (2015/16–2019/20) of GoE, with macroeconomic targets following GTPI (2010/11 – 2014/15.


Project completed

IOM Information Management & Policy Development for Durable Solutions for IDPs in Ethiopia

01.07.2016 - 31.12.2017

There are over 777’000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Ethiopia today. More than half of them are in the Somali Region and are extremely marginalized. Their specific needs are badly known and the vast majority of the humanitarian and development interventions fail to include them in programming. This SDC contribution to the IOM will improve the availability of evidence-based data on IDPs to inform longer term programming, advocacy and policy development needed to devise durable solutions for protracted IDPs in Ethiopia.


Project completed

VSF-CH, Emergency nutrition and livestock intervention in Siti Zone

15.04.2016 - 28.02.2017

The failure of two consecutive rains, amplified by the El Nino phenomenon, has had devastationg effects on the mostly agro-pastoalist population of Ethiopia and dramatically increades the number of people in need of relief assistance (e.g. food, water). Siti Zone/Somalia region has been one of the most severley affected with only a limited set of responses. By supporting VSF-CH, Switzerland will contribute to improve the nutritional status and early recovery of the affected population. 


Project completed

Support to the Humanitarian Response Fund (HRF) in Ethiopia

01.03.2016 - 31.12.2016

The Humanitarian Response Fund (HRF) managed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) provides flexible funding for life-saving interventions in Ethiopia. Due to consecutive failure of rainfall amplified by the El Nino phenomenon, the continued influx of refugees as well as sporadic disease outbreaks, Ethiopia is currently facing a serious humanitarian crisis. Switzerland's contribution to the HRF allows for a rapide, flexible, coordinated and needs-based humanitarian response.


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Allocation (Cash Contributions) of SDC Funding to WFP Operations in 2016

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016

In line with the Good Humanitarian Donorship (GHD) principles, Switzerland recognizes the necessity of predictable and flexible funding to respond to changing needs in humanitarian crises. SDC funding to WFP operations allows the World Food Programme (WFP) to respond proactively and to provide immediate food assistance in life-threatening situations.


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Institutionalisation of the Field School approach

01.12.2015 - 30.06.2018

SDC and FAO have been instrumental in promoting the Farmer Field School (FFS) approach in Eastern Africa and SDC is recognized as the key donor in harmonization and policy mainstreaming of the approach that serves more than 10’000 groups in the region. Its sustainability will now be further enhanced by setting up a regional FS knowledge hub that provides support to further integrate it in public and private extension service providers.


Project completed

Support to the Humanitarian Response Fund in Ethiopia

01.07.2015 - 31.12.2015

Established in 2006, the Humanitarian Response Fund (HRF) managed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) provides flexible funding for life-saving emergency interventions in Ethiopia. Due to the significant delay and erratic nature of rainfall, the continued influx of refugees as well as sporadic disease outbreaks, Ethiopia is currently facing a serious humanitarian crisis. This contribution to the HRF will allow a flexible, coordinated and needs-based humanitarian response in the country.


Sustainable Natural Resources Management (NRM) for Enhanced Pastoralist Food Security in the Borana Zone, Ethiopia.

01.06.2015 - 31.12.2027

Natural resources, particularly water and pasture, are among the key determinants of pastoralist livelihoods’ sustainability. The proposed Project contributes to the outcomes of the SDC’s Food Security Domain as stipulated in the Swiss Cooperation Strategy Horn of Africa. It aims at improving pastoralist food security and adaptive capacities in the lowlands of Borana Zone, Southern Ethiopia, through enhancing the sustainable management of natural resources.


Sustainable Natural Resources Management for Enhanced Pastoralist Food Security in the Borana Zone, Ethiopia

01.06.2015 - 31.08.2020

Ethiopia’s pastoralist areas, which cover 60% of the country’s land mass, are prone to recurrent drought, natural resources-based conflicts, and extensive land degradation (e.g. bush encroachment). This project aims at improving the food security and resilience of (agro-) pastoralist[1] communities in the Borana Zone through sustainable and context–specific natural resources management practices, along with enhanced income diversification schemes.

 

 

 

[1] For the sake of simplicity, pastoralists and agro-pastoralist will be referred to as “pastoralists” hereafter.

 

 


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Secondment Fund Horn of Africa

01.04.2015 - 31.03.2017

Protracted conflicts in the Horn of Africa, chronic food insecurity and limited access to basic services lead to millions of vulnerable people and forced displacement. The UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UN-OCHA, and ICRC, are key humanitarian partners of the Swiss Humanitarian Aid. The deployment of Swiss experts (secondees) to Swiss (multilateral) partner organisations is a key tool to strengthen the capacity of these agencies to more effectively deliver services to the vulnerable men, women, and children and to enhance their protection.

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