Access to WASH facilities in Ethiopia is increasing, but services are not yet consistently sustained. We are committed to supporting our partner districts, Mille and South Ari, in providing sustainable WASH services to everyone.
Our office in Ethiopia is based in Addis Ababa, the capital. Our team of 19 is led by Country Director Lemessa Mekonta. We believe the core of providing safe and sustainable WASH services to everyone by 2030 lies in building the local and national systems. Creating and enabling these systems asks for firm and decisive national leadership from beyond WASH. At IRC Ethiopia, we spend our effort working within the WASH system – with ministries of water and health; with regional bureaus of water and health; with district water and health offices; with community based WASH COs (committees); with private service providers and others – to strengthen collective action that drives change, which results in bringing sustainable WASH for the people.