Amanuel Dibaba

country director

Diana Muratova

senior program officer

Strengthening Institutions for Peace and Development (SIPED II)

Country: Ethiopia
Funder: USAID

SIPED II is increasing the resiliency of Ethiopian communities to manage and respond to conflict. Aimed at building an enabling environment for sustainable development, this project is based on the idea that resilient states – constituted by resilient communities – are capable of absorbing shocks and managing challenges while maintaining political stability and preventing or minimizing violence. The project establishes and strengthens partnerships between government officials and local communities to address issues that may lead to violent conflict and to ensure that interventions are conflict-sensitive.  

Conflict Early Warning and Rapid Response Reforms (CEWRR) and Upgrades in Ethiopia

Country: Ethiopia
Funder: European Union/ Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs/ USAID

This project assists the government of Ethiopia to develop, improve and implement a scalable and comprehensive conflict early warning and rapid response system to monitor and respond to local conflicts. Pact is providing technical guidance, management and monitoring and evaluation services for the piloting of technical and IT reforms and upgrades for the Ethiopian CEWRR system.

Civil Society Support Programme (CSSP II)

Country: Ethiopia
Funder: DFID + other donors

Civil Society Support Programme II is a capacity development program supporting Ethiopia’s civil society and its contribution to national development, poverty reduction and the advancement of good governance, in line with the government’s policies. In partnership with British Council, Pact is helping to build capacity among Ethiopian civil society organizations as well as support government engagement.  

Regional Approaches for Sustainable Conflict Management and Integration (RASMI)

Country: Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya
Funder: European Union Trust Fund for Africa

The shared border areas of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya, also known as the Mandera Triangle, have experienced armed conflict, violent crime, extremist attacks, political instability and state failure for years. The Regional Approaches for Sustainable Conflict Management and Integration (RASMI) project adopts a conflict systems-based approach to promote peace-building, conflict management and conflict resolution capacity at the community and cross-border levels. It is part of the EU's programme for Collaboration in the Cross-Border areas of the Horn of Africa. RASMI, which means “reliable” in Somali, targets stakeholders in the Mandera Triangle who are most vulnerable to engaging in conflict, irregular migration and recruitment into militias and terror groups. RASMI engages local government agencies, women, religious leaders, security forces and the private sector – those who have the greatest capacity for managing conflicts and promoting peace. 


Country: Somalia, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya
Funder: USAID

Building on Pact's successful implementation of PEACE II, this project works along Kenya's borders with Uganda, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Somalia to strengthen conflict-management systems and build the capacity of regional and national institutions to stem cross-border conflict. 

Selam Ekisil (SEEK)

Country: Ethiopia, Kenya
Funder: European Union Trust Fund for Africa

The Selam Ekisil, or SEEK, project adopts a conflict systems based approach to address the multiple causes of conflict in cross border areas and to promote peace building, conflict management and conflict resolution capacity at the community and cross border levels. It is part of the EU’s programme for Collaboration in the Cross Border areas of the Horn of Africa, working to prevent and mitigate the impact of local conflict and to promote economic development and greater resilience in four different cross border regions. The three-year project addresses drivers of conflict, insecurity and instability, while strengthening the systems and institutions that peacefully manage and resolve conflict on the border of Southwest Ethiopia and Northwest Kenya.