Community Led Adaptation for Climate Resilience and Green Income Opportunities in Ethiopia

Addressing protection and multiple socio-economic needs through a triple nexus approach in South Sudan and Ethiopia

Through a combination of interventions in South Sudan and Ethiopia DCA saves lives.

DCA Ethiopia

The issue

South Sudan and Ethiopia both face one of the worst humanitarian crises in their history, and the alarming situation in both countries leaves the most vulnerable populations in urgent need of humanitarian assistance and protection. South Sudan faces its highest ever levels of food insecurity and malnutrition with catastrophe or famine-like conditions, and Ethiopia is facing an alarming situation due to the Tigray conflict, combined with climatic shocks which has led to extensive loss of livelihoods. In both countries, the number of internally displaced people, returnees and refugees are rising, and their urgent needs are putting pressure on already stressed host communities’ ability to share limited resources.

The Project

This project therefore focuses on a combination of interventions in both South Sudan and Ethiopia whose combined effects save lives while supporting local capacities. The interventions are derived from both medium- to long-term as well as immediate life-saving support that strengthen the capacity and resilience of targeted communities, while contributing to social cohesion in a triple nexus approach with focus on the most vulnerable communities and households in Afar in Ethiopia and in Jonglei and Greater Pibor Administrative Area in South Sudan.

To achieve this, the project proposes complementary actions related to creating access to food, strengthening livelihood options, and building local capacity for protection, conflict mitigation and coordination. Accordingly, the expected outcomes of the project are:

  • Outcome 1: Social cohesion among refugees, IDPs and host community is strengthened, and vulnerable persons protected.
  • Outcome 2: Communities affected by multi-disasters such as conflict, floods, drought, desert locust and COVID-19, have improved food security and access to basic needs.
  • Outcome 3: Self-reliance and livelihoods capacities of targeted communities are enhanced to sustainably meet food and other household needs.

The partners

Across Africa Development Organisation (AADO) is a woman-led indigenous non-governmental organization that was established in 2018 by humanitarian and development professionals in South Sudan as a non-political and non-sectarian organization. AADO has an integrated program with a strong focus on food security and humanitarian response. AADOs programming, Strong presence in conflict/Disaster affected Communities of South Sudan and focus states allows AADO to address immediate needs as well as exploring activities contributing to self-sufficiency, peace, and long-term development.

NILE HOPE is a premier national organization founded in 2004, operating in hard-to-reach areas of South Sudan. The organization has more than seven years’ experience in implementing developmental projects geared towards resilience and skills development, as well as youth and women empowerment.

Implementing Partner in Ethiopia:

The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus – Development and Social Services Commission (EECMY-DASSC) The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) was instituted as a national Church on January 21, 1959.The Development and Social Service Commission (DASSC) was established in 2003. 

EECMY has been working both in emergency relief and long-term development activities in Afar region. In 2002, EECMY launched a development project aimed at improving the health and education services coverage of the Afar region. 

Our work

DCA has supported relief projects in Ethiopia since the 1970s.

In 1982 DCA started working through local partners and in 2004 the country office in Addis Ababa was established.

In 2023 DCA Ethiopia has field offices in Sekota-Waghimra (Amhara Region), Semera (Afar Region), Robe Town (Bale, Oromia Region) and Gambella city (Gambella Region). DCA Ethiopia’s programme interventions target rural, peri-urban and urban poor, IDPs, refugees and their hosting communities as direct beneficiaries.

DCA works across the humanitarian-development-peace (HDP) nexus to bring about sustainability and cohesion. Additionally, DCA introduces innovative and appropriate technologies to address vulnerability, fill in knowledge and skills gaps, build local capacity, and when applicable, works closely with the private sector.   

About this project

Full title: Addressing protection and multiple socio-economic needs through a triple nexus approach in South Sudan and Ethiopia
Period:  1st January 2022- 31st December 2024
Across Africa Development Organization (AADO) and Nile Hope – in South Sudan, and EECMY-DASSC – in Ethiopia

Total amount: 25 million DKK (15 million for South Sudan and 10 million DKK for Ethiopia)

Goal 1 (No Poverty),
Goal 2 (Zero Hunger)
Goal 5 (Gender Equality)
Goal 10 (Reduced Inequalities)
Goal 13 (Climate Action)
Goal 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions)
Goal 17 (Partnerships For The Goals).

DANIDA – Single Grant

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