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Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa and the world. The country that comprises of more than 80 ethnic groups is the second most populated country next to Nigeria with more than 100 million populations. Unique among African countries, Ethiopia has never been colonized, one exception occupied by Italy in 1936-41.

In history of Abrahamic religion of the world, Ethiopia that has 45 times quoted in the Bible was the first place where the first journey (Hijra) in the history of Islam took place. Addis Ababa, the capital of the country, is also known as the "capital and diplomatic hub of Africa" is also the center of many African-oriented international organizations such as the African Union, the Pan-African Trade Chamber. Even if Ethiopia is the country with the rapidly growing economy in Africa today, large part of its people live in hazardous conditions due to internal and external problems. Presently displaced people (more of children and women), illiteracy, drought and Famine are common features of the country. Hence, to reverse impoverished condition of Ethiopians based on research and development method, establishing ORDA is of great importance.

ORDA

Oda Research and Development Association

ORDA is an acronym of Oda Research and Development Association. Oda has meaningful value and respect in Ethiopia as is Çınar in Turkey. Oda and Çınar trees symbolize an important socio-political value in Ethiopia and Turkey respectively. The longevity and durability of these trees ties the past into the future, teaches people patience in life, wisdom of co-existence and being useful to each other.

ORDA primarily focuses on building human capital of Ethiopian students in Turkey. ORDA then directly undertakes projects and programs, which can bring changes that could have long-term effects in improving the lives of the needy communities in Ethiopia. ORDA is also aimed to play an ambassadorial role between Turkey and Ethiopia.

Objectives

Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man how to make fishing instrument of you will make him independent.
— Ancient Chinese proverb

Building the capacity of Ethiopians to transfer useful social values, skills and technology from Turkey to Ethiopia.

Serving as a bridge between different governmental and non-governmental organizations of Turkey and Ethiopia on development issues.

Undertaking researches and projects that can improve the economy, education and other social conditions of the country.

To provide humanitarian aids on areas of clean drinking water, orphan support, health, education, and emergency relief for the needy community in the countrytechnical and material supports for health centers and schools in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia and Turkey Networking

  • Facilitating the efforts of strengthening partnerships between Ethiopia and Turkey in all aspects of developments.
  • Supporting and promoting indigenous excellence in partnership with academic institutions and other stakeholders.


Technology Transfer

  • The main reason for the poverty in Ethiopia is not the scarcity of resource. To the contrary, it is due to mismanagement of resources, lack of skills and know-how of how to use the resource as well as unfair control of vast majority of the resource in the hands of few. To solve these problems the focuses of ORDA will be on building human capital that can transform country by using all the useful skills and expertise they develop during their stay in Turkey. ORDA plans to directly undertake projects and programs which bring changes that could have long term effects in improving the lives of the needy communities in Ethiopia.


Humanitarian Services

Water

  • One out of ten cannot reach clean water to drink in this world. When it comes to Ethiopia it gets worse. Drought, rapid population growth, and pollution threaten the water resources. In addition, poverty and lack of know how for getting clean water created more humanitarian crises in Ethiopia.
  • We give services related to digging clean drinking water wells.

Orphan

  • In Ethiopia due to social and political crises, there are many children who lost their parents, and cannot afford means of living.
  • We aim to sponsor individual orphans or support orphanage projects.

Health Care and Education

  • People in Ethiopia are striving under difficult circumstances due to unavailability for sheltering and health, which are among the basic needs of human being. Recently many peoples are left houseless due to internal displacement following social and political instability in the country. Healthcare centers and hospitals constructed in regions suffering from war or poverty can be lifesaving.
  • The inadequacy of financial resources, lack of school buildings and physical conditions, lack of teachers, and teaching material have a negative impact on the lives and future of people in poverty-stricken countries such as Ethiopia.

Emergency Relief

  • Millions of people in Ethiopia are victims of internal war, conflict, natural disaster, epidemic disease, poverty and drought. While we intervene in emergencies, we aim to bring service to the regions in Ethiopia in terms of healthcare, food, shelter and education.

ORDA aspires to see competent human capital who can play active roles in creating a resilient society that can solve its own problems and challenges.

— Our Vision

ORDA’s mission is empowering Ethiopians through various research, transferable skills and capacity building programs to build better human capital and economy.

— Our Mission
  • Commitment in serving peoples
  • Openness and willingness to changes
  • Respect and emphatic understanding
  • Patience and determination
  • Engaging in self-initiated objectives
  • Taking own roles and presenting action oriented ideas

Events

27

April

2019

ORDA, Inauguration Ceremony Held Successfully.

ORDA_Inaguration_Ceremony has successfully completed. Fruitful discussion was made about the need of #ORDA, Plans of ORDA and the reform agenda in Ethiopia. The cermony was attended by more than 140 Ethiopians from every corner of Turkey; some from Ethiopia . Moreover, the cermony was attended by prominent journalist and activist #Mohammed_Ademo. He made breathtaking presentation on the role of Ethiopia as an anchor state in East Africa and the need to support ongoing reform in Ethiopia. The importance of collaboration among different Associations in Turkey was also stressed. More than 20 Turkish organizations representatives attended the meeting including the Vice president of Istanbul Sabahadin Zaim University Prof. Dr Nasih Uslu. They mentioned Ethiopia is historical and strategic alliance of Turkey. They expressed their willing to work with #ORDA. ORDA is very happy to host such a successful cermony and extend heartfelt thank to our honorable guests, representatives from different organizations, Anadolu Agency and our own members who sacrified their everything to make our cermony reality Last but not least, ORDA want to appreciate our womens who graced our cermony with cultural clothes and coffee...You really made us proud. Thanks #Stay_Tuned for more updates.

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27

April

2019

Inaguration Ceremony

Oda Research and Development Association(ORDA) will be officially inagurated on April 27 2019. The inaguration cermony will be attended by His excellency Girma Temesgen, Ethiopian Ambassador to Turkey, Ambassadors of other countries, representative from Turkey gov't, leaders of international organizations, Scholars, prominent activist, medias and business personnels. ORDA is non governmental, non religious organization working hard to support developmental activities in Ethiopia. The organization aims to foster historical relationship between Ethiopia and Turkey in economic, cultural and developmental activities To this effect, our organization warmly invites all Ethiopians living in Turkey to attend this historical and groundbreaking event.


Place: Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, Halkalı Cad. No: 281 Halkalı Küçükçekmece/Istanbul 34303 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Turkey's local time

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22

April

2019

Invitation of Istanbul Consular Mr Wondimu Gezehagne to ORDA Inauguration

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5

January

2019

First Meeting of the Year

ORDA board members has held first meeting of 2019 G.C. today.

29

SATURDAY

2019

Last Board Meeting for the Year 2018

ORDA board members has held last meeting of the year 2018 G.C. today.

27

September

2018

Discussion with UDEF/International Students' Association Federation

The 2nd round discussion with UDEF/International Students' Association Federation / to integrately involve in development works & education

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SATURDAY

2018

CONFERENCE

ORDA members has held conference.

28

TUESDAY

2018

ORDA members trip

ORDA members has held a trip.

01

SUNDAY

2019

ORDA FORUM

ORDA forum has been held.

12

MONDAY

2018

Get Together

ORDA board members get together program has been held.

28

WEDNESDAY

2018

General assembly

ORDA members general assembly meeting has been held.

17

SATURDAY

2018

Trip to Capadoccia

ORDA board members trip to Capadoccia.

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FRIDAY

2017

Members Meeting

ORDA members meeting.

28

TUESDAY

2018

T.C. Recognition.

ORDA has gained recognition from the government of the Republic of Turkey.

Contact Us

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Oda Research and Development Association

Adress: Şirinevler Mah, Meriç Sk No:28, 34188 Bahçelievler, Istanbul

Country: Turkey

info@ordaa.org

Phone Number 1: +(90) 505 515 7048
Phone Number 2: +(90) 546 692 3922


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