Beitrag zu Democratic Institutions Programme (DIP)
The overall objective of the five-year multi-donor programme is to support the development of key organisations that play a role in strenghtening institutional frameworks of democratic governance in Ethiopia through:
1) promoting human rights and good governance,
2) enhancing the capacity of democratic instutions to be effective, sufficienct and responsive in promoting and protecting the rights of citizens
3) empowering citizens to be active and effective participaans in the democratic process as well as fostering respect for the rights of others
The project will focus on the following key insitutions:
' The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia
' Ethiopian Human Rights Commission
' Ethiopian Institute of Ombudsman
' Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
' House of Peoples Representatives, Regional State Councils
' House of Federation and Regional Council of Nationalities
The Austrian Development Cooperation will earmark its contribution especially to the Ethiopian Human Rights Commision five-year strategic plan (2006-2011). Besides improving operational mechanisms of national human rights institutions human rights education shall result in promotion and protection of human rights and civil society empowerment including the empowerment of vulnerable groups (in particular women and children) and their capacity to influence the development process.
The Government of Ethiopia, MOFED, UNDP Country Office and the consortium of donors agreed that the UNDP be vested with the responsibility for the coordination, management, and monitoring of the multi-donor basket.