Pact is empowering communities, organizations and the government in Ethiopia to build peace, prosperity, and an enabling environment for sustainable development, despite the country’s longstanding struggles with poverty and conflict.
We believe that resilient states and communities are capable of absorbing shocks and managing challenges while maintaining political stability and preventing violence. Based on this idea, with our many partners we’re helping Ethiopian communities to respond to, manage and minimize conflict, both within Ethiopia and across borders. Our programming engages local government agencies, women, religious leaders, security forces and people vulnerable to engaging in conflict and violence. Pact also works to promote economic development to reduce insecurity and instability.
We’re also working to develop the capacity of Ethiopia’s civil society and its contribution to national development, poverty reduction and the advancement of good governance.