Organization for Development in Action

  • A Advocate
  • I Implementer
  • N Network


Organization for Development in Action, shortly known as “ODA” is a non-religious, non-political, and not-for-profit Ethiopian Resident Charity organization founded in September 2002 by a group of professionals from different fields of studies. ODA envisages seeing society alleviated from poverty through facilitating sustainable community based development and humanitarian projects and programs in its target areas with special emphasis on women, children and people with disabilities. Education,Food Security, Health, Child Development and Empowering Persons’ with Special Needs are the main program components of ODA. 

ODA legally registered under the Ministry of Justice and re-registered under Charities and Civil Societies Agency (ChSA) in October 2009 holding registration number 0061. It also renewed its license every three years and the recent renewal was in 30/05/ 2019 based on the New CSO Law.

Primary Functions

  • Awareness Raising/Advocacy
  • Capacity building/Technical assistance
  • Networking/Convening
  • Program/Project Implementation
  • Research - project evaluation

Secondary Functions

  • Research - policy analysis

Geographic Scope

  • National

Areas of work Back to Top

Education topics addressed


  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment
  • Primary to secondary transition


  • Remote Learning
  • Transition from school to work

Other skills

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


  • Curricula/lesson plans
  • School quality
  • School-related gender-based violence
  • Teacher training


  • Civics education
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Community sensitization
  • Early/child marriage
  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Empowerment
  • Female genital mutilation/cutting
  • Gender equality
  • HIV and STIs
  • Menstrual hygiene management
  • Nutrition
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • Other cultural practices
  • Sexual harassment & coercion
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs
  • Violence (at home, in relationships)
  • WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)

Funders and partners Back to Top

Current girls’ education funders

Current girls' education partners

Locations and contact information Back to Top


Organization for Development in Action

Headquarters location(s)

  • Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Office location(s)

  • Ethiopia


Mulugeta Kechema
Executive Director
Organization for Development in Action

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