Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Details for Mechanism ID: 4697
Country/Region: Ethiopia
Year: 2007
Main Partner: Catholic Relief Services
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: FBO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $485,628

Funding for Sexual Prevention: Abstinence/Be Faithful (HVAB): $485,628

Avoiding Risk, Affirming Life Program (ABY Track 1)

This is an ongoing Track 1-funded AB only activity in prevention. For this project CRS partners with the Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat and 5 diocese/vicariates (Addis Ababa, Harar in Dire Dawa Council and Oromiya Region, Meki in Oromiya Region, Adigrat in Tigray Region and Sodo-Hosanna in SNNPR) which have longstanding relationships with CRS. The project has 3 strategic approaches: 1. Training of Catholic Pastoral leaders in HIV/AIDS, counseling and message delivery. 2. Support to the diocesan Social Development and Coordination Offices to scale up youth focused HIV/AIDS prevention and support programs and challenge social norms which contribute to the spread of HIV/AIDS. 3. Accessing teachers, parents and in- and out-of-school youth using large-scale interactive interpersonal communication methods as well as life skills tools such as the Youth Action Kit developed by Health Communication Partnership in Ethiopia.

The project has initiated all three strategies in 3 dioceses in FY05 and FY06 and these were rolled out across these dioceses and to 2 new dioceses during FY07.

Subpartners Total: $0
Ethiopian Catholic Church: NA