© Nebiyat Seifedin A woman during harvesting

DanChurchAid in Ethiopia

DCA-Ethiopia’s programme interventions mainly target vulnerable rural and peri-urban groups as well as refugees and their hosting communities as direct beneficiaries. Our areas of focus include humanitarian response to natural and humanmade disasters, food security, income generation, resilience building, climate change adaptation, gender equality and capacity building.

Main activities

Saving Lives

By responding to the emergent humanitarian needs of disaster affected households with a timely and appropriate response. DCA supports local structures to develop preparedness plans and collect and interpret early warning information.

Responding to the humanitarian needs of refugees and their hosting communities is the other main component of this programme area.

Building Resilient Communities

By improving the natural, financial, social and human capital of target households.

The main interventions include productivity focused land treatment and natural resource management; enhancing market linkage and value-chain development; promoting livelihood diversification; enhancing resilience through mainstreaming community-based Disaster Risk Reduction; and strengthening youth employment.

Fighting Extreme Inequalities

By emphasising women’s socio-economic empowerment and transformation of community norms in favour of vulnerable groups.

This includes enhancing the capacity of local actors (including government) for increased responsiveness to the needs of vulnerable groups; improving the capacity of community- and faith-based organisations and their leaders to serve as change agents and to fight HTPs; supporting establishment of self-help groups of women as economic and social agents; and promoting accountability throughout our work. 

DCA Ethiopia in numbers

5 offices (Addis Ababa, Bale, Waghimra, Semera, and Gambella)

local partners

33 projects implemented across Ethiopia in 2020

98 employees

330,874 beneficiaries in 2020 (56.8% female, 43.2% male)

6,979,146.24 EUR turnover in 2020


DCA operations in Ethiopia are supported by Danida, US Department of State (BPRM), European Union, WFP, P4G, Carrot Aid, and Gain.

Contact DanChurchAid in Ethiopia

Head Office
Addis Ababa, Ethio-China Friendship Avenue  
Kirkos sub-city, Woreda 02, House No 9999/1

Postal Address: 28772 Code 1000

Phone: +251 911 551 40 47
Fax: +251 911 552 78 14
Email: info-ethiopia@dca.dk

Country Director
Anne Hoff