EMWACDC is a non-governmental organization, initiated in 1993 and established at country level in January 1995 with the aim of serving the whole person. It was officially registered at country level under the Ethiopian Ministry of Justice and the Federal Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Commission in April 2000. Based on the new legislation of the country EMWACDC was re-registered with the Civil Societies Organization as Local Organization in March 2020.
EMWACDC is composed of General Assembly, Development Board, Management and Projects. The main office is located in Addis Ababa and the others 7 branch offices are located in Addis Ababa, Dessie, Nekemte, Adama, Shashemene, Bahir Dar, and Sodo. Currently, the organization has involved in a multi-sectoral development work throughout the nation with the implementation of more than 150 projects in all regional states of the country. In order to implement these projects, more than 600 professionals and semi-professionals were employed and are working in the organization.
Major intervention areas include Child Development, Food Security and Livelihood, Water Sanitation and Health, Economic Empowerment (Women and Youth), Education, Community and Church Mobilization for Social and Economic Transformation, Elderly Support and Humanitarian Response.
Development strategies of EMWACDC include community based approach that encourages ownership and sustainability of the development projects. EMWACDC also works through and with the Local Church structures.
EMWACDC’s program approach is mainly children and women focused; holistic, integrated, and gender sensitive. Sustainability is emphasized more at the individual, family and community level.
To see transformed individuals, families and communities whose holistic needs are addressed
To express the love of Christ to all people who we are working with through indigenous Pentecostal Development Organization working with Churches and Communities in all parts of the country for sustainable development.
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