Harari people national regional state
Harari Relief and Development Association (HARDA)
I. NAME OF ORGANIZATION: Harari Relief and Development
II. COUNTRY: Federal Democratic Republic of
III. REGION: Harari Peoples’ National Regional
IV. POSTAL ADDRESS: P.O. Box 26359, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
V. TELEPHONE: +251 1 128777 and +251 1 559966
VI. FAX: +251 1 551283
VII. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
VIII. WEB SITE:
IX. OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS OF ESTABLISHMENT:
1. Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association.
2. General Agreement with the Disaster Prevention and Preparedness
Commission of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
3. Registration by the Ministry of Justice of Ethiopia.
4. Project Agreement with Harari Peoples’ National Regional Government,
Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Bureau and Education Bureau.
X. EXTERNAL AUTHORIZED AUDITOR:
Degefa Lemessa & Co.
XI. BANK NAMES & ACCOUNT NUMBERS:
Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Ghandi Branch, A/C No. 1322
Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa Branch, A/C No.
XII. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND ABOUNT THE ORGANIZATION:
The great majority of the Ethiopian people, including those of
Harari people, have had to endure the consequences of prolonged civil war,
natural disaster and continued economic and technological backwardness.
A very high population growth rate, displacement, widespread unemployment
and underemployment, intermittent droughts and famine, the disintegration
and the disruption of families have added to the deterioration of the living
conditions of the people. Harar, the ancient metropolis of Eastern Ethiopia,
is known to have been a fully developed city-state almost 1,000 years ago--just
at the beginning of the second millennium AD.
In 1992, as part of a fundamental restructuring of the Ethiopian State
on national/regional bases, the new Transitional Government of Ethiopia
structured Harar and its surrounding sub-districts into an administrative
setting, consisting territorially of the inner city of Historical Harar
and its concentric rural rings, within an approximate radius of 10 to 15
kms to form the autonomous Harari Peoples’ National Regional State. As
a result, Harar became one of the nine National Regional States of the
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
Data from the Ethiopian Statistics Authority indicate that in 1994 the
estimated population of the Harari Peoples’ National Regional State was
188,500, over 50% of who were Women. The urban population comprised 65.2%
(i.e. about 123,000) with a population density of 71.4 persons per hectare,
whereas the rural population accounted for 34.8% of the total population.
Regarding social services, there are five hospitals, eleven clinics and
ten health posts, five pre-schools, nineteen elementary schools, twelve
junior and two senior secondary schools and one teachers’ training institute.
In addition to this, there are about fifteen traditional Quranic schools
A survey undertaken by UNICEF in 1993 indicates the following about
? Average house hold size - 5.01
? Sex ration (male per 100 female) - 86.37
? Percentage of school age children (5-14 years) - 24.59
? Percentage of female headed house holds - 42.29
? Prevalence of marriage per 100 population - 30.21
? Number of destitute women and children 3085 and 1889 respectively.
? Percentage of unemployment and under-employment – 65
? Major occupation - petty trading, handcrafts and agriculture.
A consistent decline in rainfall, persistent droughts and social conflicts
instigated an unending series of rural migrations and urban congestion,
as a result of which Harar became inundated with poor and vulnerable elements
of the surrounding communities.
To address underdevelopment, unemployment, poverty and the human tragedy
prevailing in this once well known region required the establishment of
an agency under the name of Harari Relief and Development Association (HARDA),
capable of mobilizing human, material and financial resources from private,
communal, governmental and international organizations to deliver emergency
relief services and sustainable development intervention. Therefore, HARDA,
which was founded in 1992, is a non-political and non-governmental organization
(NGO) whose fundamental objective is based on social welfare and sustainable
economic development activities.
XIII. OBJECTIVES AND METHODS OF IMPLEMENTATION
1. Improvement of the living conditions of the people of
Harari National Regional State through relief and rehabilitation, disaster
prevention and poverty alleviation programs.
2. Advancement of social development through increasing access
to and improving the quality of basic health and educational services.
3. Establishment of preschools and primary schools, skill training
centers, clinics, homes for the orphans, the destitute and the permanently
4. Engagement in community development programs designed to relieve
human sufferings and illnesses and to improve health care.
5. Mobilization of the people for participation and involvement
in self-help community development schemes and programs.
6. Extension of assistance to and cooperation with institutions
and organizations established with similar objectives.
7. Participation in and undertaking of activities that would
advance the achievement of objectives set forth herein above.
1. Construction, rehabilitation, renovation and upgrading
of traditional preschools, kindergartens, and primary schools.
2. Provision of skill training to destitute women family heads
and unemployed youth.
3. Construction of sanitation complexes (consisting of water
supply points, wash and shower facilities) and Ventilated and Improved
4. Participation in the construction of Harar town sewerage canal
and drinking water supply project.
5. Provision of health education on environmental sanitation,
HIV/AIDS prevention, etc.
6. Provision of support for street children, poor and elderly
people and needy tertiary level students in the form of food ration and
educational materials, food distribution and money, and scholarship fund,
7. Provision of emergency relief in the event of disaster.
8. Distribution of fruit and tree seedlings to farmers for the
promotion of growing indigenous fruits and environmental protection.
XV. FINANCIAL RESOURCES:
1. Membership fees and donations.
3. National and international donations, etc.
XVI. PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS TO BE ASSISTED
1. Provision of humanitarian emergency relief aid.
2. Furniture provision to village elementary schools.
3. Rehabilitation, renovation and upgrading of traditional preschools,
and kindergartens and primary schools.
4. Construction and upgrading of village primary schools.
5. Skill training for Harari destitute women.
6. Vocational training for 12th grade dropouts.
7. Provision of support for poor and elderly people.
8. Construction of pit latrines and sewerage canal for needy
9. Construction of communal sanitation complexes in five locations
10. Environmental protection schemes.
11. Provision of health education on HIV/AIDS prevention and
12. Strategic action implementation and program support cost
XVII. ASSISTANCE REQUESTED
All Hararis and non-Harari Ethiopians, national and international
organizations and individuals are kindly requested to sponsor one or more
of the above projects wholly or partially. Harari Relief and Development
Association (HARDA) takes the responsibility of the project coordination,
supervision, implementation and status reporting activities. All the non-skilled
works are envisaged to be performed by the local community’s participation.
Thanks For Understanding