Oromo Grassroots Development Initiative
The idea of establishing an NGO downed upon its founders in the early part of 1990’s at a time when the politics of the day was ambivalent and unclear in acknowledging efficacy and utility of civil society organizations. The only hope for the success of this venture hinged on human right provisions enshrined in the Charter signed between political forces that brought about the demise of the Dergue government. Citizens’ rights to organize into associations for lawful purposes was emphatically recognized in the Transitional Charter.
The idea of establishing an NGO of whatever typology was aggressively pursued; many Oromo youth who earnestly harbored good intentions for the transformation of rural people were among the first to express their commitment of dedicated service to the association in formation.Read More