Prevention of MARPs group from HIV/AIDS, VCT & STIs in Addis Ababa

Project title: Increasing the knowledge, attitude and practices of Most at risk groups in Addis Ababa Hiwot Ethiopia was implemented increasing the knowledge, attitude and practices of Most at Risk groups by the support of Engederhealth. The project was implemented in three sub cities of Addis Ababa targeting in and out of school youth and community groups. The overall objective of the program is to improve the situation for HIV/AIDS situation among children, youth and the community. Hiwot Ethiopia has employed the following objectives: To increasing the knowledge, attitudes and practices of children, youth and the community for the prevention…

Enhancing Quality Education through the power of sport and play

Hiwot Ethiopia has been implementing enhancing quality education through the power of sport and play in Addis Ababa and Oromia region of Northshewa zone Wuchale Woreda by the financial and technical support of Right to Play. The project is implementing in 51 primary schools of Addis Ababa and Wuchale woreda ( 31 in Addis Ababa and 20 in Oromia region. Among others 18 schools (10 from Addis Ababa and 8 from Oromia) received direct support from the project. The overall objective of the project is to enhancing quality education, through the power of sport and play. The focused specific objectives…

Empowering children to ensure their meaningful participation-Child Right Governance (CRG)

Empowering children to ensure their meaningful participation and demonstrating to their right, is currently implementing project by the support of Save the Children Since 2010. Hiwot Ethiopia, based on its past experiences of working on child right governance and child protection, has designed an intervention which aims to empower children and enhance their capacity to meaningfully participate in local level governance structures and demonstrate their rights. This project has aimed to enhance child participation in local level governance, budget processes and budget analysis/tracking. It focuses on supporting child led initiatives to become model child clubs that prioritize and promote children’s…

Facts about Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa is home of 3.6 million population (2013) and 25% of the urban population in Ethiopia and is one of the fastest growing cities in Africa. It is the growth engine for Ethiopia and a major pillar in the countries vision to become a middle-income. Addis Ababa economy is growing annually by 14%. The city alone contributes approximately 50% towards the national GDP, highlighting its strategic role within the overall economic development of the country.

Despite the strong economic growth trends, Addis Ababa faces significant development challenges. For example, unemployment and poverty levels in Addis Ababa remain high, estimated at 23.5% and 22% respectively. More than one in four households report an unemployed adult compared to one in 10 households in other urban areas.

  • In 2013, the total population is 3.6 million, by 2037 goes to 9.8 million
  • Population growth rate 3.8%/annum
  • Poverty rate 22%
  • Unemployment rate 23.5%
  • Providing clean water to only 44% of the total population and sewerage services to less than 30%

( Enhancing urban resilience (2015) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)