Oromia Development Association (ODA)

  • I Implementer


Oromia Development Association (ODA) is a local, membership-based, non-governmental organization established in 1993 to improve the lives of people in Oromia region through sustainable integrated community-based programs. ODA primarily focuses on livelihood diversification, community empowerment, public health promotion, education, provision of potable water, environmental protection, and promoting voluntarism to contribute to the development of the region. 

Primary Functions

  • Program/Project Implementation

Secondary Functions

  • Awareness Raising/Advocacy
  • Capacity building/Technical assistance
  • Research - project evaluation

Geographic Scope

  • Sub-national

Areas of work Back to Top

Education topics addressed

Other skills

  • Financial literacy
  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education


  • School facilities
  • School quality
  • School-related gender-based violence
  • School violence
  • Teacher training


  • Civics education
  • Other academic performance-related
  • STEM

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Community sensitization
  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Empowerment
  • Female genital mutilation/cutting
  • Food/water security
  • Gender equality
  • HIV and STIs
  • Menstrual hygiene management
  • Migration
  • 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


Oromia Development Association (ODA)

Headquarters location(s)

  • Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Office location(s)

  • Ethiopia


Kalid Ali
DED and Operation Division Manager
Oromia Development Association (ODA)

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