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Diana Muratova

senior program officer
dmuratova@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

The RASMI project: Building peace in Africa’s Mandera Triangle

March 14, 2019
Regional Approaches for Sustainable Conflict Management and Integration, or RASMI, works to build peace in the Mandera Triangle, a border region of Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia that has experienced...

PEACE III stories of impact

February 13, 2019
These stories describe how Pact, through the USAID-funded PEACE III project, has strengthened the capacity of local partner organizations on the Kenyan border with Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan and...

Women in peacebuilding in Kenya’s borderlands

January 2, 2019
Pact's PEACE III project, funded by USAID, works along Kenya's borders with Uganda, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Somalia to strengthen conflict-management systems and build the capacity of regional and...

From hard beginnings, a youth peace initiative in Kenya thrives with Pact and USAID support

November 15, 2018
Noor Daher Ali, an ethnic Kenyan Somali, knows well the lure of Al-Shabaab. He grew up poor in this coastal town, where unemployment, poverty and illiteracy make young people vulnerable to...

'Peace has brought back our income': A Pact partner builds stability in a volatile African border region

November 15, 2018
There was a time when the Turkana people of South Omo, in northern Kenya, lived in so much fear and conflict that the region was essentially a no-go zone. “In the past, people did not stay in the...

In Ethiopia, forest communities' voices heard loud and clear

September 15, 2017
In 2010, during the USAID-funded Cultural Dialogue Initiative project, Pact’s Ethiopia team supported eight kebeles, or villages, to establish participatory forestry management frameworks, including...

‘I have seen the light’: With Pact’s help, a Ugandan fighter puts down his weapons

November 8, 2016
Now a member of the Kaabong Peace Ambassadors, a Pact support group for reformed warriors, Peter Acia is remaking a life of peace and productivity.

Rebuilding a life in Ethiopia – one piece of furniture at a time

September 27, 2016
Restarting his business with Pact's support empowered Nigussie Demozie to care for his children the way he'd always wanted.

From barely surviving to thriving: A story of two Ethiopian families

September 21, 2016
Kelemie Getnet and Zewudnesh Nuri are both mothers of three school-aged children. Though they are separated by hundreds of miles, each faced the same challenge: how to give their kids a proper...

Yekokeb Berhan: Permagardening for nutrition

October 29, 2015
HIV and AIDS have left millions of children in Ethiopia orphaned or vulnerable. High-yield gardening is one way Pact is ensuring these these children and their caregivers have the proper nutrition...