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  1. Local initiatives for access to education
  2. Girls’ hostel project
  3. Training center project
  4. Preschool development initiatives
  5. Ambassadors’ girls’ scholarship projects
  6. Bule-hora girls’ scholarship project 
  7. Pastoralist education projects , and 
  8. School gardening projects

  1. Integrated Women Capacity Building project
  2. Economic Diversification for Pastoralist Women
  3. Economic and health improvement project
  4. Women in disaster risk reduction (WDRR)

  1. Women-in-peace project
  2. Community peace-building project
  3. School peace project
  4. Guji Gedeo conflict management project
  5. Building peace and solidarity through social dialogue in Hararge communities
  6. Retaliatory violence mitigation and Karayu Gadaa council rehabilitation  

  1. Micro-business & capacity development project
  2. Restocking project 
  3. Clean water and irrigation schemes

  1. Rangeland reclamation project
  2. Media partnership on environment
  3. Pastoral Natural Resource Management and Livelihood Initiative

  1. Youth entertainment club 
  2. Youth recreation centre
  3. Petty-trading shops 
  4. Reading centre establishment 
  5. Youth micro-business activities 

  1. Preservation of cultural heritages
  2. Research and publication on local values  
  3. Cultural art and theatre development
  4. Mediation roles in the operation area 
  5. Facilitation & holding Gadaa conferences
  6. Promotion through printing and media partnership
  7. Capacity bridging and empowerment of local partners  
  8. A mission for people-to-people acquaintance 
  9. International delegation for value promotion 

  1. OVC care and support project
  2. b) Home-based care and support project 


Donor: Local Funds from Community and DUBAF membership contributions

Budget: 250,000 Birr

DUBAF established a permanent program named ‘Annual Education Week’ to raise funds and enhance community participation in education since its establishment of the organization in 2002. Through the raised funds and members’ contributions, full scholarships were given to 26 students and partial scholarships to many students who attend higher education programs.

Donor: Swan City Rotary Club/Canada

Budget: 620,000 Birr

The project established Girls' Hostel to accommodate pastoralist girls who have no means to pursue their schooling. The construction was funded by the local community and members while other facilities and furnishing were funded by the Rotary Club of Swan City/ Canada. The hostel is sheltering 60 girls every year since its establishment in 2004.

Donor: Swan City Rotary Club/Canada

Budget: 250,000 Birr

The project established Women Training Centre at Haraqallo where women groups are trained on textile technology and other business skills to develop women capacity and self reliance. The centre, in addition to being behind all trainings given to women, has also been an asset for other services such as community meetings and different capacity building activities for other partners. The facility is equipped with different materials for training and practices such as computers, sewing machine and electronic instruments. This project was initiated by DUBAF and supported by Rotary club of Swan City/Canada

Donor: Rotary Club of Canada

Budget: 265,000 Birr

Established five kindergarten and pre-school schemes in Haraqallo, Jidola, Ganale and Negelle towns in Goro-dola and Liben districts, Guji zone.  More than 500 kids attend education at the kindergarten every year. The projects was locally initiated but supported by the Rotary Club of Swan City/Canada and Save the Children/US

Donor: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Budget: 2,500,000 Birr

Ambassadors’ Girls’ Scholarship Program (AGSP) was implemented for six consecutive years (2006-2011) targeting highschool girls in 6 zones of Oromia & SNNP aiming at increasing the retention of rural girls in high-school education levels and thereby raising number of rural girls completing high school and preparatory levels through provision of full scholarship supports. More than 300 girls managed to join colleges and universities in the exceptionally back ward areas of Adola, Yaballo, Bale, Gedeo, Sidama & Silte.

Donor: International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR)

Budget: 2,500,000 Birr

The Pastoralist Education Program (PEP) was implemented in Goro-dola district of Guji zone for 9 years (2007-2016) with the aim of providing alternative basic education for pastoralist children. Over 20 community-based schools were built, improving enrollment and reducing dropouts to less than 5%. The program also improved the reading ability of students and provided solar panels, water tankers, and gardening materials for the schools. Funding was provided by IIRR with contributions from DUBAF and the local government played a critical role in the project's success by providing technical support and staff.

Donor: Cordaid/Netherlands

Budget: 250,000 Birr

This was the first project funded by a small grant from Cordaid/Netherlands and implemented in collaboration with PCAE for one year starting from legal registration of DUBAF in the second half of 2004. A total of 100 women were given group-guaranteed revolving loan fund integrated with adult literacy program. Economic Diversification for Pastoralist Women was implemented as an extension of the first project involving 30 women groups (10-30 members in each group). The project involved livestock market, petty trade, small-scale farming, apiculture, capacity building trainings, and regular adult literacy programs.

Donor: Action for Health, Education and Agriculture Development (AHEAD)/UK

Budget: 200,000 Birr

Women in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Economic Promotion project was successfully implemented to create sustainable economic bases for 20 women by provision of start-up capital and trainings on business making and health practices, including prevention of HIV/AIDS.

Donor: Save the Children/US, and US Embassy

Budget: 600,000 Birr

Positive Change: Children, Communities and Care (PC3) project  was implemented to provided basic services to OVC's through coordinated care and support on life skills, education, health care (both curative and preventive), psycho-social supports, provision of shelter, legal support, household economic strengthening, and community mobilization. A total of 3,768 OVCs were reached throughout the 3-years of the project life (2007-2009) in collaboration with community core groups in Nagelle, Haraqallo, Jidola and Ganale towns.