An important message on safeguarding from our Executive Director

Posted by Francesca Rutherford on Wednesday 14th February 2018

We are deeply saddened to hear of the situation at Oxfam and of the inevitable impact upon the people who matter, their beneficiaries.  Whilst the media coverage continues and the investigation is underway one thing is certain, the ramifications will ripple across the sector and affect international development charities of all sizes, including Ethiopiaid.  

We have worked in Ethiopia since 1989 and have great faith in our partnership model.  Our monitoring process means that we know our donors' money is being spent wisely, ethically and morally to better the lives of the poorest and most marginalised in Ethiopia.  

We want to reassure donors that we have a good working relationship with all of our partners and regularly review and evaluate their programmes throughout the year, including their safeguarding policies and procedures.  Many of these partners have worked with us for a number of years, even decades, and have strong moral leadership.  We trust them.

Funding from Ethiopiaid is dependent upon our partners meeting specific requirements including having adequate safe guarding policies and procedures, being transparent, having good financial management and leadership, and sharing our values.

If you have any concerns over the work you are helping to fund in Ethiopia please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Lisa Cousins
Executive Director, Ethiopiaid

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