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Founded in December 2005, the Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development (ECDD) has celebrated its 10th Anniversary with a series of events.


On 2 December ECDD celebrated its 10th Anniversary with a “Gala” event bringing together some 400 individuals from organizations influenced by ECDD over its 10 years of existence.  Contributions to the ECDD Mission by ECDD Association members, Board members and staff, and partner organizations were recognized.  Guests of Honor included Mr. Pawlos Kassu, Chairperson of the Federation of Ethiopian National Associations of Persons with Disabilities (FENAPD), Ms. Patricia Haslach, Ambassador of the United States to Ethiopia, and Hon. Asmelash Wolde Selassie, Government Representative to the Peoples’ House of Representatives.

On 1 December a gathering was organized at Addis Ababa University to celebrate the ECDD inclusive education “journey”. The event focused on ECDD work to increase the number of children with disabilities attending primary and secondary school, youth with disabilities in TVET institutions as well as students with disabilities in universities.  

On 30 November an event was organized to celebrate the ECDD inclusive livelihoods “journey” and included an exhibition of products made by self-help groups of persons with disabilities, beneficiaries of various ECDD projects. The event focused on ECDD work to promote and facilitate the employment and self-employment of youth and adults with disabilities.

Inclusive Employment Awards were presented to 3 organizations to recognize their commitment to disability inclusion by hiring persons with disabilities. The Award recipients were: Big M Textile PLC, the British Council and the Tigray Regional Bureau of Civil service. The Program of events has opened a second decade of disability inclusive development in Ethiopia, by demonstrating the importance and possibility of disability inclusion in practice.


As a service to job seekers with disabilities ECDD posts here recent public job vacancies.



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Tel: +251-114-165859/0116-653916
Fax: +251-114-165849

E-mail: info@ecdd-ethiopia.org

P.O.Box: 1530 Code 1250
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Main Office Located behind Dreamliner Hotel Meskel Flower Road

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Website: www.ecdd-ethiopia.org