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Who are we?

Initiative Africa (IA) has been working with national and international partners across Ethiopia on various development, peace, and civic projects. In line with the priorities of the government, IA has increasingly been trying to use capacity development approaches that foster resilience in government and society – resilience to crises in livelihood, good governance, gender, and peace.

Let us make the Horn a peaceful & prosperous common home!

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Kebour Gena

Executive Director, PACCI
Help is Our Goal

What We Do

To mobilize the business community to engage in peacebuilding and conflict resolution actions and activities.

Through corporate social responsibility to maintain support for effective peacebuilding and inclusive coordination amongst Government, private sector, media actors, and civil society.

To respond to concrete challenges and opportunities to build a peaceful and just Ethiopia through civic education, training, internship, and apprenticeship activities.

Our Objective

Peace building & good governance

Objectives provide the parameters within which IA may use the funding from this project to build on priority initiatives for peacebuilding and good governance. The project is to be implemented over 24 months, using the project delivery and management structures of IA.

The main goal of this project is:

To enhance the peacebuilding potential of businesses, including, medium, small, and micro-enterprise (MSMEs)

To help promote the role local businessmen and women can play in reducing violence, building peace, and rebuilding countries and communities.

To help promote a better understanding with other peacebuilding organizations and collaborate to work for peace

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IA has secured a grant from SIDA (Swedish Embassy)

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Become the One Who is Considered a Hero

IA has secured a grant from SIDA (Swedish Embassy) to support peacebuilding and good governance initiatives in various sites. The overall goal of the project is to persuade businesses to participate in peacebuilding and good governance in Ethiopia. In addition the project aims to bridge the gap between civics and peace building activities especially involving the private sector.

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