Basic Education Network Ethiopia (BEN-E)

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Basic Education Network Ethiopia (BEN-E) is a network (consortium) of 90 Ethiopian and International Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) working on education. BEN-E was initiated established in 1999, legally registered as Basic Education Association in Ethiopia (BEA-E) by the Ministry of Justice in April 2004.

Primary Functions

  • Networking/Convening

Secondary Functions

  • Awareness Raising/Advocacy
  • Capacity building/Technical assistance
  • Funding
  • Policy Development/Implementation
  • Program/Project Implementation
  • Research - policy analysis
  • Research - project evaluation

Geographic Scope

  • National

Areas of work Back to Top

Education topics addressed


  • Post-secondary
  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment
  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion
  • Secondary Enrollment


  • Early childhood development

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Vocational training


  • Curricula/lesson plans
  • School facilities
  • School quality
  • Teacher training


  • Civics education
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Other academic performance-related

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Community sensitization
  • Gender equality
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs

Funders and partners Back to Top

Current girls’ education funders

Current girls' education partners

Locations and contact information Back to Top


Basic Education Network Ethiopia (BEN-E)

Headquarters location(s)

  • Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Office location(s)

  • Ethiopia


Alebachew Mekonnen
Basic Education Network Ethiopia (BEN-E)

Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

  • Ethiopia

Projects Back to Top