Safeguarding for Civil Society Organizations

Social Development Direct (SDD) is committed to localising the Ethiopian resource support hub through building the organisation’s capacity. SDD and Hiwot have signed a four-month (December 2023–March 2024) agreement to implement the local CSO capacity development programme, including Hiwot’s capacity. Safeguarding training, mentoring, and coaching are part of the plan. Therefore, Hiwot Ethiopia and Resource Support Hub organised three-day capacity-development training for 19 CSO leaders, safeguarding focal and technical staff on safeguarding. The CSO leaders attended the first day of training only, and the safeguarding focal persons continued the remaining days. The training was delivered by experts from the Safeguarding Support Hub and Hiwot Ethiopia. The leaders and the safeguarding focal persons commitment to mainstream safeguarding issues in their institutions and across their programmes was enhanced.