Where We Work

Ethiopia

Since 1995, COOPI has been present in Ethiopia, providing development and humanitarian assistance with a multi-sectoral and integrated approach to the most vulnerable groups, such as internally displaced persons, who fled due to conflicts and/or natural phenomena.

Our results in the country

Areas of intervention :
Areas of intervention:
Water and Sanitation Humanitarian assistance Energy  Migration Food Security
14 projects
21% development
79% emergency
402,298

direct beneficiaries

9

expat workers

145

Local workers

Areas of intervention:
Areas of intervention:
Water and Sanitation Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction Education in Emergency Energy Training  Migration Protection Health Food Security Economic development
164 projects
36% development
64% emergency
10,380,776

direct beneficiaries

The presence of COOPI in Ethiopia 

COOPI primarily introduced good practices in the areas of WASH and FSL services, improved basic sanitation and access to water for displaced and non-displaced communities, and promoted efficient irrigation systems to improve food security among pastoral and vulnerable communities.
By promoting energy-saving stoves and solar energy, COOPI not only encouraged the development of economic initiatives at local level, but it also helped developing a more integrated and careful approach to the protection of natural resources among communities.

COOPI in Ethiopia today

In Ethiopia, COOPI implements both emergency and development projects in collaboration with several institutions and organizations operating in the country, promoting - wherever possible - the transition from emergency management to a more sustainable development. COOPI is most active in Oromia, Amhara and the Somali Region, which witness violent clashes and social tensions among the country's main ethnic groups.

Today, COOPI primarily promotes food security and business development, water and hygiene and access to sustainable sources of energy, especially in rural contexts.


Main sectors of intervention today

In Ethiopia, COOPI has been promoting access to clean water for more than 15 years by:

  • building or rehabilitating irrigation systems, especially in rural areas;
  • building or rehabilitating facilities to ensure access to safe water and adequate sanitation in schools, health centres and other public services;
  • involving communities in plant management;
  • disseminating good hygiene practices through awareness-raising campaigns and distribution of hygiene kits in communities.
2024
7

projects

373,141

beneficiaries

COOPI has been promoting Food Security in Ethiopia for more than 15 years by carrying out development programmes that favour the integration and diversification of livelihoods and the increase of production capacities. The main activities that COOPI carries out in this area are:

  • start-up and revitalisation of agro-pastoral activities;
  • promotion of sustainable agricultural supply chains;
  • improvement of storage capacities for agricultural and livestock products;
  • support for small entrepreneurs, return migrants and young people at risk of migration;
  • distribution of unconditional cash (Multi Purpose Cash Assistance - MPCA)
  • distribution of veterinary kits and vouchers to support for pastoral activities
2024
3

projects

24,296

beneficiaries

COOPI contributes to improving the living conditions of IDPs and returnees affected by conflict and natural hazards, like floods and/or droughts with camp management activities, distribution of essential goods and support with cash and vouchers.

  • SHELTER: distribution of kits for the construction of temporary shelters.
  • NFI (Non Food Items): distribution of essential goods.
  • CAMP MANAGEMENT (CCCM) through coordination and management, improvement and maintenance, community participation and advocacy and capacity building activities towards key stakeholders, such as local authorities and NGOs.
  • CASH AND VOUCHER: support with unconditional cash (MPCA) and cash for rent (CFR).
2024
2

projects

18.530

beneficiaries

COOPI promotes access to energy in Ethiopia especially in rural contexts, where only a small part of the population has access to sustainable sources of energy for domestic use or small business activities. In rural areas, COOPI promotes the dissemination of sustainable energy access by:

  • installing of systems powered by solar panels;
  • promoting projects leading to the generation of carbon credits, the proceeds of which are then reinvested for community development;
  • introducing high-efficiency 'improved' stoves for domestic use;
  • rehabilitating and certifying water schemes.
2023
1

projects

43,083

beneficiaries

Find out where we operate in Ethiopia

COOPI development lines in Ethiopia

COOPI main areas of intervention in the country - WASH, FSL, Shelter/NFI and emergency response - remain at the core of COOPI projects in Ethiopia. These areas will also be integrated with Nutrition and Livelihoods activities, linked to food security interventions, support and development of agricultural and pastoralist supply chains, unconditional cash and voucher distribution, and Protection interventions to support migrants and IDPs in CCCM. Tigray region remains a geographical area where COOPI intends to continue to be present in the near future.

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Cluster SNFI Shelter/Non Food Items (at national and regional level) • Cluster WASH Federal • WASH Cluster Oromia, Tigray, Afar, Amhara • HINGO Cluster • MPCA Cluster (Amhara Region and National) • Livestock and Agriculture Cluster (at national and regional level) • UNOCHA Access Group and UNDSS

Bureau of Labor and Social Affairs (BOLSA) • Bureau of Women, Children and Youth Affairs (BOWCYA) • Oromia Regional Bureaus • Somali Regional Bureaus • Afar Regional Bureaus • Amhara Regional Bureaus • National Disaster Risk Management Bureau (EDRMC).

NEXUS Ethiopia • OSSHD Organisation for Social Service Health and Development • ORDA Ethiopia • MCMDO Mothers and Children Multisectoral Development Organization

 

Caritas Switzerland • CBM • CUAMM • IRC • LVIA • Mercy Corps • Save the Children Italy

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Emergency drought in Ethiopia

In north-east Ethiopia, the worst drought in 30 years is underway: the lives of 10 million people are at risk. COOPI is already in action and is making an...

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LATEST NEWS

Ethiopia: emergency response

Bale zone is one of 17 zones of Oromia National Regional State, located in the South-eastern part of Ethiopia, bordering Somali Regional State to the South and...

Read more arrow right

El Niño doesn't forgive

THE PERIODIC CLIMATE PHENOMENON OF EL NINO AFFECTS THE CLIMATE OF THE ENTIRE PLANET, CAUSING FLOODING IN SOME AREAS AND SEVERE DROUGHT IN OTHERS. IN 2015, ITS...

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Emergency drought in Ethiopia

In north-east Ethiopia, the worst drought in 30 years is underway: the lives of 10 million people are at risk. COOPI is already in action and is making an...

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Contact :

COOPI - ETIOPIA Yeka subcity Woreda 8, House no. New P.O. Box 2204 - Addis Ababa