Research-inpire Policy and Practice Learning in Ethiopia, Ethiopia
Research-inspired Policy and Practice Learning in Ethiopia (RiPPLE) aims at evidencebased learning in WaSH and related sectors through knowledge generation, action research, documentation and dissemination, policy engagement and capacity development. RiPPLE, founded as a research programme in 2006 with funding from DFID, was implemented under the coordination of a consortium of core partners, including Overseas Development Institute (ODI), International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC), Addis Ababa University, WaterAid Ethiopia and Ethiopian Catholic Church Social and Development Coordination Office of Harar (previously HCS), and a series of network partners, including Ethiopia Country Water Partnership, local water bureaus, Sodo Hosanna Catholic Secretariat, and MetaMeta Consulting. In November 2011, RiPPLE became an independent indigenous NGO registered by the Charities & Societies Agency of the Ethiopian Ministry of Justice. RiPPLE evolved as a key actor and resource centre and knowledge management unit for WaSH and related sectors, including rainwater harvesting and climate adaptation. Strategically, focus themes for RiPPLE are action research, capacity development, policy and practice engagement, networking and learning & sharing in related WaSH sectors. RiPPLE, operates in Oromiya, SNNPR, Amhara, Tigray, Dire Dawa Administrative Council, and Somali Region.
To contribute towards enhanced WaSH, and water related services delivery to improve livelihoods of poor communities.
RiPPLE shares the values developed, ratified and adopted by NGOs in the code of conduct published in 1999 to govern all their operations. These include values relating to people centered, fairness & equity, moral & ethical
integrity, transparency & accountability, communicatio & collaboration, environmental consciousness, sustainability, and impact.
“Commitment to promote/enhance learning on WaSH & related sectors in Ethiopia through action research, networking policy practice engagement, knowledge management and capacity building.”
Knowledge managenet and Learningng
Rain Water Harvesting Capacity Center
Multiple Use Service through Rain Water harvesting
Community based Nutrition