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Success Story - ERCS Sidama Branch Skybird Micro Project

Written by washadmin | June 26, 2023

Austrian Red Cross together with its partners embarked on a 5-years (2019-2023) regional WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) capacity strengthening programme in East Africa. Within WASH, it covers a wide range of thematic fields that include gender, diversity and inclusion; food security, nutrition and livelihoods; community engagement and accountability and others. Ethiopian Red cross association Sidama regional office is one …

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Success Story - Skybird Micro Project ERCS Sidama Branch
Below are videos shared by Comms Delegate from Austrian Red Cross who was in Ethiopia in December 2022 and who visited ERCS West Arsi branch Skybird micro project site in West Arsi zone, Kokkosa district, Diki Hora kebele.
Aman Ararso, project coordinator at ERCS West Arsi branch, explains about the implemented Skybird project activities in WestArsi zone, Kokkosa district, Diki Hora kebele. Here is the link to the video.
Beneficiary from Diki Hora kebele shares the challenges women and girls face in regards to access to water and their participation in Skybird micro project. Here is the link to the video.
The RCRC Green Response Working Group (GRWG) has shared the following free online courses on sustainability and climate change. GRWG was formed in 2014 by Swedish Red Cross to advance the concept of Green Response within the RCRC Movement. The GRWG is now led by IFRC.
Global Warming I: The Science and Modeling of Climate Change from University of Chicago - Link
Environmental and Natural Resources Economics from DoaneX - Link
Sustainable Energy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Link


  • Market Based Sanitation Online Course developed by IRC, with the support of USAID Transform WASH, in collaboration with PSI and Water For People, is Now Available in English and French. You can find the details here.
  • USAID has released five Global Water Strategy High-Priority Country plans from Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Philippines, and Zambia.
  • The following webinar and call for success stories is advertised on SuSanA Forum:
    Webinar: Improved Sanitation Outcomes through Better Data and Planning; 30th Jun; 1430 Indian time.
    Call for success stories: Overcoming gender-related challenges in the water sector in Pan Africa; deadline 15th July.
  • The International Secretariat for Water is launching a call for proposal bringing together the Youth for Water and Climate Platform and the 1 Million Youth Actions Challenge initiative (1MYAC). Click here for more detail. The deadline is July 16, 2023. The selected projects will receive financial support up to 5000 $ CAD and technical support.
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