World Contraception Day 2018 in Ethiopia

Esayas Meskel Ethiopia, Population Dynamics

In partnership with Bayer, German-based multinational pharmaceuticals, the World Contraception Day (WCD) was commemorated on October 22nd 2018 at DSW Youth Development Training Center in Debrezeit (Bishoftu), Ethiopia. This year’s key message was “Your Life, Your Future.” A half-day occasion, which saw the attendance of about seventy enthusiastic in-and-out of school youth, was being spent on a panel discussion. Nearly …

DSW in 2016 – dispatch from Ethiopia

Feyera Assefa Development Cooperation, Ethiopia, Introducing..., News, Youth Empowerment

      In the summer of 1994, right after the first International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) took event in Cairo, Egypt at which DSW participated; a new thinking had paved the path for a platform to an active campaign of SRHR issues in Ethiopia by DSW. Prior to its proactive engagement that eventually led to the opening …

A look at…DSW Ethiopia!

Shane O'Halloran Development Cooperation, Ethiopia, Introducing..., News, Youth Empowerment

In the summer of 1994, right after the first International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) took event in Cairo, Egypt at which DSW participated; a new thinking had paved the path for a platform to an active campaign of SRHR issues in Ethiopia by DSW. Prior to its proactive engagement that eventually led to the opening up a country …

Dispatch from DSW Ethiopia: Showcasing health best practices

Esayas Meskel Development Cooperation

The expansion of the health sector infrastructures in Ethiopia over the past 17 years alone has pushed the country towards the ranks of the best health success stories in sub-Saharan Africa. Many health-focused NGOs, including ourselves at DSW, have expanded the scope of their commitments in recent years to support development in low-income communities.

DSW at Packard Foundation’s Bi-Annual Grantee Workshop

Esayas Meskel Development Cooperation

A two-day long bi-annual Packard’s Grantees meeting was hosted by the David & Lucile Packard Foundation in Addis Ababa on 23 and 24 February 2015 at Hilton Hotel. Being one of the invited panelists, DSW was represented by Feyera Assefa, interim country director of DSW Ethiopia who presented a power-point comprehensive report on the wisdom of DSW’s intervention to help …

Working with women and youth for a better future in East Africa

Shane O'Halloran Development Cooperation, HIV & AIDS, Population Dynamics, Success Stories, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

DSW’s Working Together for Decent Work in East Africa (Fit for Life) project is an excellent example of how an integrated approach can be adopted to address the needs of vulnerable populations. This EU funded three-year programme (2011 to 2014), worked to improve the health and livelihoods of those excluded from the formal labour market, especially women and youth. By …

DSW’s Fit for Life – EU official hails project

Esayas Meskel Development Cooperation, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

Mr. Antonio Capone, head of infrastructure secretary with European Commission in Ethiopia, said that “Ethiopia is one of the focus countries in Africa that the European Union (EU) has long prioritized its development aids to support economic growth through various project activities. In the efforts to create decent conditions for many women and youths in Ethiopia who earn their livelihood …

The business-ladies from Debub Achefer

Denny Development Cooperation, Success Stories

The International Family Planning Conference in Ethiopia, a huge conference bringing NGO’s, political activists and state members that are working in the field of SRHR together, took place in Ethiopia in November 2013. And I had the pleasure to take part. DSW had a very active role in this conference, hosting quite a few events and side-meetings. For my part …

#IWD2014: Celebrating Women Working in Development – Hiwot, DSW Ethiopia

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

Yesterday we celebrated International Women’s Day. Supporting and empowering women and girls are fundamental to the work of DSW, something which new strive to achieve every day. To celebrate this, and the continuing contribution that women have made to DSW’s work, we have given over the blog every day this week to members of DSW to talk about the importance …

#IWD2014: Celebrating Women Working in Development – Esayas, DSW Ethiopia

adam Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

  This Saturday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. Supporting and empowering women and girls are fundamental to the work of DSW, something which new strive to achieve every day. To celebrate this, and the continuing contribution that women have made to DSW’s work, we are giving over the blog every day to members of DSW to talk about the …