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Contacts

Amanuel Dibaba

country director
adibaba@pactworld.org

Jacquelyn Stone

program manager
jstone@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

In Ethiopia, Pact supports communities to peacefully improve water access

October 22, 2019
Amibara woreda, in Ethiopia's Afar Regional State, has a desert climate with little rainfall. Compared to national and regional standards, Amibara’s water ranks among the lowest for access, quality,...

Restoring farmland and livelihoods builds peace in Ethiopia

October 21, 2019
Shedi and Safi Ali have six children. Both were born in Hameti Meta Dayma, a village in Mieso woreda, in Ethiopia's Oromia region. Their family made a living farming crops and livestock, but it...

With Pact’s support, Ethiopia Ministry of Peace launches new conflict early warning and rapid response system

October 2, 2019
Fueled by poverty and tension among the country’s ethnic groups, conflict has long beset Ethiopia. International and Ethiopian partners have worked with the government as Africa’s second most...

To foster peace in the Horn of Africa, Pact supports Turkana cultural festival

August 19, 2019
Pact's Selam Ekisil project supported the annual Tobong’u Lore cultural festival in Lodwar, Turkana, to help foster peace, prosperity and local development in the border region, which historically...

Lullabies of peace: Women peacebuilders in the SEEK project

June 26, 2019
Women are taking a leading role in promoting cross-border peace and countering violent extremism in the cross-border areas of Kenya and Ethiopia where the SEEK project operates. They are at the...

In Mandera Triangle, women leaders stem violent extremism among youth

June 13, 2019
The shared border areas of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya, also known as the Mandera Triangle, have experienced armed conflict, extremist violence and political instability for years.
Murule and Marehan elders take part in a trust-building dialogue.

With trust-building dialogues, East African clans make peace

June 11, 2019
For many years, the Marehan and Murule clans in East Africa’s Mandera Triangle have lived in conflict. They share social and natural resources across the borders separating Somalia, Ethiopia and...

A goat herder touched by violence in East Africa becomes a peace ambassador

March 29, 2019
By Abdullahi M. Ahmed Peyo was born 22 years ago in Kibish, a small town near where the borders of Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan meet. As a boy, he herded goats, later attending primary school in...

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...