Project profile — Gender and Conflict-Sensitive Approaches to Peacebuilding in Ethiopia


Mercy Corps (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011366)
2022-03-13 - 2024-05-15
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Ethiopia (100.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal 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)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to increase peace, security, and stability in Ethiopia. Project activities include: (1) working with local leaders – including women – from formal and informal institutions to strengthen violence prevention, conflict management, and Conflict Early Warning (CEW) mechanisms; (2) delivering trauma-healing counselling for conflict-affected women, men, girls, and boys. Also, provide essential referrals for GBV survivors; and (3) collaborating with leaders (women and men) to actively promote gender equality in peacebuilding.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved capacities of government, women's associations, Peace Committees and other formal and informal institutions to inclusively prevent and manage conflict in Afar, Oromia, and Somali regions; (2) increased capacity for inclusive offline and online peacebuilding among young women and men in conflict-prone areas of Afar, Oromia, and Somali regions; (3) improved capacity of government and conflict management groups to facilitate survivor-centred support and referrals for GBV (including sexual violence) survivors and trauma affected women, men, girls, and boys in the Afar region; (4) increased skills and confidence of women to lead peacebuilding initiatives; and (5) enhanced allyship among members of peacebuilding committees, community leaders, and other gatekeepers, and in particular men and boys, in support of women's leadership in peacebuilding.

Results achieved 


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 Project-type interventions
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