what we do

ASDEPO is currently implementing different development and community based projects under its seven thematic areas. Health, Education,WaSh, Environmental Protection and Climate Change, Humanitarian Response and Gender Based Violence.


Future intervention area coverage

To reach more disadvantaged and hard to reach communities, ASDEPO has a plan and keen interest to expand its operation to Oromiya, Tigray, Amhara, and South, Nation, Nationalities and People National Regional States. To achieve this organization is working strategically and strengthening its resource mobilization and partnership modalities.


Intervention Programs directions


ASDEPO is aspiring to contribute towards the economical and social empowerment of the hard to reach communities with a special focus on women and children as well as environmental protection. Beyond development interventions ASDEPO also planned to be engaged in the continuously increasing humanitarian and emergency response programs.

Partnership and Networking


ASDEPO will work in partnership and networking with International donors, local networks, consortiums, alliances and government sectors that focused and work on for common objectives.





Communication for Health program


On April 3, 2017, ASDEPO has conducted Zonal level launching communication for health program workshop in Harar. The participants were Zonal education bureau, Zonal women and children affair bureau, Zonal health bureau and Zonal administrators. The aim of the launching program was to start the communication for health project at Zonal level in collaboration with John Hopkins University (JHU-CCP) and John Snow Inc. (JSI) funded by USAID. 

Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)

Lack of drinking water and sanitation infrastructure. Poverty, unhealthy conditions and lack of knowledge about hygiene. Prejudicial to the women and girls who have to go and fetch water and are unable to attend school. Ethiopia, there is limited access to drinking water and basic sanitation. Contaminated water leads to death and disease, and harvests are entirely dependent on rainfall, which is why they are insufficient. Women and girls have to travel huge distances to fetch water, and they are unable to go to school or participate in community life. Springs and wells need to be built, natural resources need to be protected, and hygiene and sanitation need to be promoted in the area. The main objective is to improve access to water and hygiene services, thus also improving the health of the communities and saving the women and girls time and effort that could otherwise be spent on educational, social participation and development activities. It is also necessary to ensure the sustainability of the improvements through the establishment of focus groups (made up of members of the water committees, technical corps, local government officials and local partner employees). A further objective is to improve transparency and management among government officials and other actors in the water sector through political actions. ASDEPO also seeks to promote access to key institutions and services through provision of WASH facilities. In particular, ASDEPO works to promote enrolment and attendance in education services through provision of safe water and sanitation to schools and other education facilities.


Women and community Economic Empowermen

ASDEPO uses women economic empowerment as an entry mechanism for all its interventions. To ensure this Community Based Micro Financing and community based development models are used. ASDEPO applies SHG, and SACCO approaches depending on the geographical, social and economic situations of the target areas. SHG is an informal self- initiative group of people with a common objective of working together for their economic social and over all area of development with only technical support of the organization.
Features of SHG

* Homogeneous and affinity in nature
* Victims of Poverty
* Size: 15 – 20 members
* Area coverage: one habitat / neighbor
* Focus on social economic and institutional development
* Democratic decision making process
* Regularity in meeting
* Sharing of responsibility and Rotational leadership
* Simple system and procedure
* Saving is a regular activity
* Internal lending from group fund
* Rule and regulations / penalty for in discipline
* Maintenance of books and records Bank account in the name of SHG
* Self monitoring exists
* Transparency in operation
* Undertaking Group IGAs
* Common Action Programs
* Representing in Cluster Level Association meetings

Objectives:To improve social, economic and institutional capacity of women who are in low socio- economic statusTo establish sustainable social protection schemes for the informal workers in urban areas of central and Southern Ethiopia with special focus on vulnerable women and in dialogue with governmental stakeholders.




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