SYNTHESIS OF THE EXISTING ASSESSMENTS OF THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT FOR CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDING PHILANTHROPY SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS IN ETHIOPIA

CSOs, including International Organizations, began to emerge in the 1960s during the imperial regime with the enactment of the law governing civil society associations (1960 civil code of Ethiopia). Apart from traditional associations, such as iqubs and idirs, other associations are of recent origin.

The traditional forms of civil society in Ethiopia primarily served the interests of their members, rather than those of the general public. Such organizations included traditional community-based organizations like idir and iqub and other informal self-help organizations. Other associations, registered under the 1960 Civil Code, were mainly professional associations such as trade groups and unions which did not play a significant role in the development or public issues. Groups, such as government-supported women’s associations and patriotic groups played a marginal role in their communities.

During the Derg regime (1974-1991) CSOs considerably increased in number as a result of the catastrophic famines of 1973-1974 and in particular 1984-1985. Philanthropy grew in importance and visibility during these famines, both of which caused mass migration and a huge loss of lives and property. This resulted in exponential growth of organizations and faith-based institutions engaging in humanitarian aid. Since the famines, organizations began to engage in development work as well.

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APN-Half year Giving for Change Program Implementation Update Report Quarter 2

 

  1. Context

Political: APN headquarter is located in Dar Es Salaam Tanzania. The country is having a new President since 17th March 2021.  The new leadership has started to bring hope to the nation.  The Country is witnessing efforts towards economic development, improving public service delivery, and enhancing public-private partnership, as well as international collaboration as priorities towards inclusive growth and human development.  Response to COVID 19 is also one of the priorities.

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Publications

Taking A Second Look: Analysis of The ” Generosity During the Time of COVID-19 Reports

This report is a synthesis of messages from the four volumes of the “Generosity During the Time of COVID” reports published in 2020 by CivSource Africa. This report is an analytical endeavor that aims to ‘make meaning’ of the stories that were captured in these four volumes. The volumes were compiled during the first COVID 19 pandemic lockdown that happened in Uganda from March 2020 till July 2020. At the time of writing this synthesis report, a second COVID 19 pandemic lockdown had been announced for 42 days from June to July 2021.

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Eligibility for APN Catalytic Grants 2021

Are you eligible?

  • A Journalist
  • A Writer
  • A Storyteller
  • An Artist
  • A radio and TV presenter/producer
  • A Philanthropist
  • A Social Entrepreneur
  • A Social Researcher

 

Is your organization eligible?

  • APN Members Organization
  • A community philanthropy organization
  • A community foundation
  • A Journalist Club /Association
  • A Media organization
  • A Human rights organization
  • A Social enterprise
  • Professional association
  • Trade union/association
  • Any other kind of organization that identifies with the concept and practice of African philanthropy.

 

Are you based in:

  • This funding opportunity is limited to individuals and organizations based in Africa and in the diaspora.

If the answer is “Yes!” to most of the above questions, then you may be interested in applying for the APN’s Catalytic Grant.

 

 

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