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ESAP3 Kicks off in Tigray

Araya Women & Children Charitable Organization (AWCCO) and Alliance of Civil Society Organizations of Tigray (ACSOT) have jointly organized a launching workshop for Ethiopia Social Accountability Program (ESAP3) in Tigray region on July 29, 2023.

Held in Mekelle, the inception workshop attracted more than 50 participants drawn from Tigray Interim Regional Administration, sub- implementing partners, VNG International (the Management Agency of ESAP), sector offices and stakeholders, among others.

“The project has resumed at a critical time when service restoration and delivery are fundamental for Tigray communities,” said Ms. Netanet Bagashaw, Deputy Manager of Women Association of Tigray, indicating the need for a joint effort for the successful implementation of the program.

As a guest at the event, Mr. Moges Taffere, Chair of Good Governance Assessment Committee, Tigray Interim Regional Administration, assured the support of the Administration for the project’s success.

Considering the impact of the recent war in the region, ESAP3 implementation is adapted to incorporate situational analysis, restoration plan, aid monitoring, and mental health and psychosocial support.

In June 2023, AWCCO and ACSOT signed grant contractual agreements with VNG International to resume implementation of social accountability in 20 woredas of the Tigray region.

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