Afar Women as Agents of Development



Contract partner: Afar Pastoralist Development Association Country: Äthiopien Funding amount: € 46.376,00 Project start: 01.01.2005 End: 31.12.2005

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Die Afar Pastoralist Development Association (APDA) ist eine lokale NRO in der Region Afar in Nord-Ost Äthiopien. APDA bildet mobile Gesundheitsteams, bestehend aus Community Health Worker (CHW - Gesundheitsarbeiter), Women Extension Worker (WEW- mobile Sozialarbeiterin) und Traditional Birth Attendant (TBA - traditionelle Geburtshelferin), für die Arbeit mit der nomadischen Bevölkerung aus.

In vorliegendem Projekt wird die Arbeit von 24 der etwa 50 WEW finanziell unterstützt, dazu kommen noch Ausrüstung- und Trainingskosten. Die WEW unterrichten nomadische Afarfrauen in Hygiene und Ernährungslehre, bilden traditionelle Geburtshelferinnen aus und überwachen deren Arbeit, und klären die Menschen über die negativen Folgen der weiblichen Genitalbeschneidung (female genital mutilation, FGM) und anderer schädlicher traditioneller Praktiken auf. Zusätzlich unterstützt das Projekt Dorfseminare zur Bekämpfung von FGM und von anderen schädlichen traditionellen Praktiken.

Die Arbeit der WEW führt zu direkten Verbesserungen im Gesundheitszustand der betreuten Familien, hilft die Mütter- und Kindersterblichkeit einzudämmen, den allgemeinen Wissensstand zu Gesundheitsfragen und Ernährung zu verbessern und hat Vorbildwirkung zur Rolle der Frau in den betroffenen Gebieten.

project number 2014-02/2005
source of funding OEZA
sector Bevölkerungspolititk/-programme und reproduktive Gesundheit
tied
modality
marker
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.