Project profile — Strengthening Education for Children and internally displaced in host communities in Ethiopia


UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (41122)
2021-02-25 - 2022-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Ethiopia (100.00%)


• Primary education:
Primary education (11220) (50.00%)
Basic life skills for youth (11231) (50.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aimed to provide safe and protective learning opportunities to approximately 30,000 girls and boys (50 percent girls) in internally displaced people/IDP sites and host communities in Afar (8,250), Oromiya (15,000), and the State of Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples (SNNPR) (6,750). During the project implementation period, factors beyond the partners` control prevented the complete implementation of planned activities. Persistent insecurity and access constraints caused by armed conflicts in some of the target areas, particularly in Afar and SNNPR contributed to a partial implementation of the project. Due to these factors, the project only reached some of the targeted children.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) enhanced equitable provision of accessible, safe, secure, quality, inclusive education and mental health and psycho-social support for girls and boys. This includes accelerated learning and skills for employment training in internally displaced and in Ethiopian host communities affected by COVID-19; and (2) reduced barriers preventing girls’ access to and retention in quality education in internally displaced and in Ethiopian host communities.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of the end of the project (March 2022) include: (1) provided 25,612 out-of-school children (48% girls) access to accelerated learning programme and skills training linked with child protection services in Afar, Oromia and the State of Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples (SNNPR). This indicates that UNICEF achieved 85.4% against its target of 30,000 children. Persistent insecurity and access constraints due to armed conflicts in some of the target areas, particularly in Afar and SNNPR prevented the implementation of some project activities. Due to these challenges, the project could not reach the targeted number of children. Despite the volatile operational context, UNICEF’s partners (Edukans Foundation in Afar, Imagine 1 Day in Oromia and SNNPR) have continued to conduct remote monitoring and deliver project results, participate in regional Cluster and Inter-Cluster fora in respective regions, coordinate with government authorities, and prioritize staff safety and well-being.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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