We are pleased to announce our partnership with the Ethio-Canadian Network for Advocacy and Support (ECNAS) to support co-op communities in Ethiopia to address the challenge of instability, insecurity due to political unrest, climate change, and natural disaster.
We both share a mission to build self-reliant and sustainable communities. CDF Canada has in the past worked and built coop communities for those who are in the front line of climate and natural disaster impact. On the other hand, ECNAS’s vision is to bring together Ethiopian communities and Canadian society to support larger goals of stability and sustainability in Ethiopia. As a result, the partnership will build better and stronger communities.
Dr. Tihut Asfaw, President, ECNAS said, “the recent conflict in Northern Ethiopia has resulted in destruction and humanitarian catastrophe. Recovery, reconstruction, and development challenges are complex and, as such, require determination, long-term commitment, the mobilization of massive resources, as well as cooperation and close coordination at all levels. That is why ECNAS welcomes the opportunity to partner with CDF Canada, which will contribute to enhanced capacity of communities to realize their potential.”
Mr. Benoit Andre, Executive Director, CDF Canada, said, “Impact of climate change and natural disaster hurts the most vulnerable communities, but the impact of political unrest within the country also has a significant impact on their livelihoods. Our partnership will help to prepare communities to be more resilient to the challenges.”
We will work together in joint projects and research initiatives, share best practices and lessons learned, and provide training to communities in Ethiopia.