Fostering Collaborative Partnerships: Highlights from Dr. Françoise Ndayishimiye’s Visit to ISHDO

On Monday, March 11, 2024, we were honored to host Dr. Françoise Ndayishimiye, the Country Director of UNAIDS Ethiopia, at our office. Following a warm welcome from the Executive Director of ISHDO, we provided an overview of ISHDO’s background and its ongoing project portfolio.

The meeting sparked a fruitful discussion regarding future strategic partnerships and collaborations between ISHDO and UNAIDS. Dr. Ndayishimiye expressed her enthusiasm for fostering joint initiatives not only between ISHDO and UNAIDS but also with other UN agencies in Ethiopia. Her optimism bodes well for the potential impact of our collective efforts in the region.


Highlights of FY2024 First Quarter ISHDO Board Meeting

The FY2024 First Quarter ISHDO Board convened on April 20, 2024, at the ISHDO Meeting Hall. During the meeting, comprehensive reviews of the First Quarter Narrative and Financial Reports were conducted. Additionally, three new board members were warmly introduced to the existing members.

Moreover, the newly appointed Deputy Executive and Operation Director, alongside the CHCT Director of USAID FFHPCTA, were officially presented to the Board.

A highlight of the meeting was an insightful presentation delivered by the ISHDO Management Advisor. The presentation focused on elucidating the roles and responsibilities of the board concerning management matters. It also addressed strategies for enhancing board effectiveness and achieving excellence in governance.


The nine staff of USAID Mulu KP Activity who are working at Bole DIC received certificates of recognition for their committed and dedicated services provided to organize and host the high-level USAID visitors program to Bole DIC on February 1, 2024. The staff showcased the Mulu KP activity in general and the DIC’s one-stop shopping services in particular. Visitors well appreciated the Mulu KP activity and the commitment of the staff.
Ato Aklilu Nega, Executive Director of ISHDO handed over the certificate to the staff on a special program organized at the Head Office on 13 Feb. 2024.

The USAID Family Focused HIV Prevention Care and Treatment Activity (FFHPCTA) of ISHDO (a prime partner of USAID) celebrated the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence with the seven of its Implementing partners (subgrantees) on 1 December 2023 at Sapphire Addis Hotel in Addis Ababa. The FFHPCTA has been implemented by seven local implementing partners (IPs) across 55 districts/ SNU in the Oromia and Gambela.
The day was marked by activity-based awareness-raising sessions that involved all participants.
Before the closing of sessions, participants vow to stand against gender-based violence in their respective organizations and communities

National Tree Planting Event

ISHDO took part in the organized by the Authority for Civil Society Organizations in Ethiopia and Council for CSOs in Ethiopia, held at Butajira Town, on 5 August 2022.

ISHDO participated in the National Tree Planting Program organized by Population, Health and Environment (PHE) Ethiopia on 4 August 2022 in Addis Ababa.


ISHDO FY2022 Third Quarter Performance Review Meeting

The ISHDO SUB -USAID Family Focused HIV Prevention Care and Treatment Activity FY2022 Third Quarter Performance Review Meeting has been carried out at Canopy Hotel, Adama, on 21 & 22 July 2022.

The ISHDO sub team from 12 operational sites participated in the review meeting and the certificate of recognition provided to CEFs, SSW and Care and support staff who has high work performance during this review meeting.


FY22 Third Quarter Performance Review Meeting

The ISHDO-USAID Family Focused HIV Prevention Care and Treatment Activity FY2022 Third Quarter Performance Review and FY23 Annual Planning Meeting has been carried out from 13 to 15 July 2022 at Ayu International Hotel, Adama in the presence of the ISHDO Prime and Sub staff, Oromia Health Bureau, Key project staff of Sub implementing partners, members of technical support team of HOPE Ethiopia and, others.




The Ethiopian CSOs Exhibition

The Ethiopian CSOs in partnership with the Authority for CSOs organized a CSOs Week, which was held at Addis Ababa Hilton Hotel from 30 June to 2nd July, 2022. ISHDO and about 100 other CSOs showcased their development programs and projects in Ethiopia. Thousands of people have been visited the exhibition, including some members of our board and the Executive Director.


FY22 Semi-Annual Performance Review Meeting

The USAID Family Focused HIV Prevention Care and Treatment Activity FY22 Semi-Annual Performance Review Meeting was held at Getfam Hotel on 13 and 14 April 2022 in the presence of ISHDO staff, Official Representatives of USAID, Oromia Health Bureau, Key staff of Sub implementing partners.