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Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) 

The Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) is a regional membership-based and donor-supported research and capacity-building organization whose mission is to promote dialogue and interaction between researchers and policy-makers in Eastern and Southern Africa with a view to enhancing the impact of research on policy-making and development planning. The Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) is a regional membership-based and donor-supported research and capacity-building organization whose mission is to promote dialogue and interaction between researchers and policy-makers in Eastern and Southern Africa with a view to enhancing the impact of research on policy-making and development planning.

In this project, OSSREA will coordinate all research, capacity building, knowledge exchange and dissemination. OSSREA will implement the research project according to the research objectives, in accordance with the IDRC grant agreement. In addition to writing bi-annual technical reports submitted to IDRC, OSSREA will also -manage the budget and administer funds. In addition to being the Project lead, OSSREA will chair of the Project Management and Advisory Committee (PMAC) and will administrator and manage the finances of the project. OSSREA will also coordinate all aspects of the project.

 

IGAD-CEWARN

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)’s Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism (CEWARN) was established in 2002 on the basis of a protocol signed by IGAD Member States to prevent violent conflict so as to serve the aspirations of their people for shared prosperity and a sustained just peace. CEWARN’s mandate is to receive and share information concerning potentially violent conflicts as well as their outbreak and escalation in the IGAD region; undertake and share analyses of that information; develop case scenarios and formulate options for response; share and communicate information analyses and response options; carry out studies on specific types and areas of conflict in the IGAD region. At the heart of the functionality of the CEWARN Mechanism is data collection, analysis and the timely dissemination of information and knowledge to the right people and institutions.  CEWARN is an interwoven network of governmental and non-governmental organizations that operate with complementary mandates in peace and development matters at local, national and regional levels.             

IGAD  CEWARN will utilize the  COVISAF data, which would have been developed by the project. The  knowledge and experiences drawn from the project will be  shared among IGAD Member States, African Union and bilateral practitioners. Additionally, the consortium members will use the existing IGAD platform to exchange knowledge with policy makers in at least 3 capacity building and knowledge dialogue workshops with key stakeholders annually –The Strategic Management Board for COVID-19 (SMB).IGAD-CEWARN- is the Convener of IGAD Member States. IGAD CEWARN will chair of the Strategic Management Board. Host of the COVISAF.

 

The Institute of Social Accountability (TISA-Kenya) 

The Institute for Social Accountability (TISA) is a civil society initiative committed towards the achievement of sound policy and good governance in local development in Kenya, to uplift livelihoods of, especially, the poor and marginalized. TISA has been operational since March 2008, and is a locally registered trust. TISA were previously known as the CDF Accountability Project. TISA focuses on governance and has built up considerable expertise and networks in local governance, participatory governance, advocacy strategies, capacity building and practice learning while growing in experience and capacity in the development of capacity building tools and curricula in these areas.In this project, TISA will train the research team in SA.

 

 

The Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF-Uganda)

The Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF) is a Ugandan nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a sharing and reflection platform for Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) so that they can influence governance and development processes in Uganda. It is an independent and inclusive national platform whose primary constituency and owners are NGOs in their diversity and configurations. UNNGOF is, however, open to other interest groups within a broadly defined civil society in the East African country. UNNGOF has influenced governance and development processes in Uganda. It is an independent and inclusive national platform whose primary constituency and owners are NGOs in their diversity and configurations. It will be in charge of Uganda and link the research team to ECOSOC-AU.

 

Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Association-(CCRDA-Ethiopia) 

Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Association (CCRDA) formerly known as CRDA is an indigenous non-profit umbrella organization. It is an association of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) engaged in relief, rehabilitation, and diverse developmental activities focusing on poverty alleviation and. It is the first legally registered association of NGOs/CSOs operating in Ethiopia and serves as a forum for collective vision and action. It allows resource mobilization and the sharing of experiences for effective and sustained impact. CCRDA builds capacity to ensure efficiency and quality are met, efforts are not duplicated and lessons can be learnt. All these are geared towards championing l transformational development. -(CCRDA) Umbrella CSO in Ethiopia. On the National COVID-19 Taskforce will bring the knowledge to the research team.

 

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OSSREA Contact Details

Addis Ababa University
Main Campus at Sidist Kilo

P.o.box: 31971
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia


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Website: www.ossrea.net
Tel: +251-1-11239484
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OSSREA Development Partners

OSSREA acknowledges and highly values and appreciates the continuous support it receives, through out its decades of existence, from the following development partners:

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