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Contacts

Amanuel Dibaba

country director
adibaba@pactworld.org

Brittany Haga

program officer
bhaga@pactworld.org

Pact is empowering communities, organizations and the government in Ethiopia to build peace, prosperity, and an enabling environment for sustainable development, despite the country's longstanding struggles with poverty and conflict. 

We believe that resilient states and communities are capable of absorbing shocks and managing challenges while maintaining political stability and preventing violence. Based on this idea, with our many partners we're helping Ethiopian communities to respond to, manage and minimize conflict, both within Ethiopia and across borders. Our programming engages local government agencies, women, religious leaders, security forces and people vulnerable to engaging in conflict and violence. Pact also works to promote economic development to reduce insecurity and instability.

We're also working to develop the capacity of Ethiopia’s civil society and its contribution to national development, poverty reduction and the advancement of good governance.

Stories and Highlights

Pact receives grant to promote peacebuilding activities in Ethiopia

September 20, 2022
Pact will be implementing an 18-month, $2.3 million program funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor entitled “Mobilizing and Enhancing Local Actors for...

With support from Pact, communities along the Kenya-Ethiopia border work together to end raids, build peace

September 6, 2022
  It was a dangerous situation that could have ended very differently for communities along the Kenya-Ethiopia border that have long been at odds. In the spring, a group of Dassenach youth stole a...

To build peace in the Horn of Africa, Pact focuses on climate change

June 2, 2022
As it is across much of the world, climate change is significantly affecting weather patterns across the Horn of Africa, resulting in more unpredictable rainfall and more extreme weather events,...

Blog series: Methods to inform responsive, community-led programming

March 18, 2022
This four-part blog series describes a core group of ‘good practices’ that Pact implemented in the Horn of Africa. The European Union Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF)-funded Regional Approaches for...

Q&A: Celebrating Africa Day with Pact leaders across the continent

May 24, 2021
On May 25, 1963, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was founded as the precursor to the African Union (AU). Each year, Africa Day commemorates the OAU’s...
Deputy President William Ruto (left), Ethiopian Ambassador to Kenya Meles Alem (center) and EU Acting Ambassador and Head of Cooperation for Kenya Hubert Perr.

EU awards Pact €3 million to expand peacebuilding in East Africa

May 19, 2021
Pact has secured the support of a European Union grant for €3,137,520 to expand peacebuilding activities in Ethiopia and Kenya. The project, SEEK II, will address drivers of conflict,...
'Mama Amani' Elizabeth Kalany. (Credit: Kelah Kathure/Pact)

“Peace is an action of transformed thinking”: A community change agent in Kenya makes peace her life's work

February 25, 2021
Asked what she does for a living, Elizabeth Kalany’s answer is an emphatic, “My work is peace.” It is this selfless pursuit of togetherness and harmony that drives Mama Amani, as she is known in...
Samuel Lotiko, a SEEK youth boundary partner in Marsabit, Kenya. (Credit: Kelah Kathure/Pact)

Engaging youth to foster cross-border peace along the Kenya-Ethiopia border

February 25, 2021
Samuel Siyel Lotiko was seven years old when wrongly administered medication led to his total blindness. This life-altering incident meant he had to start school over again, just to learn braille....

EU-funded RASMI project hands over water pan to border communities in Mandera County

February 1, 2021
The newly constructed waterpoint will help mitigate conflict over water and pasture for the predominantly pastoralist communities along the Kenya and Ethiopia Border.
Community members in South Omo gather for a Hamer-Dassenach discussion. (Credit: SND/SEEK)

‘We have to feel our neighbors’ pain’: On the Kenya-Ethiopia border, feuding groups unite after crisis

November 23, 2020
In September, heavy rains drenched Ethiopia’s South Omo region, home to the Dassenach community. Nearby Lake Turkana overflowed its banks, destroying agricultural and grazing fields and displacing...