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RiPPLE Tigray Regional Office goes Operational
16-Oct-2012, by Solomon Kebede, RiPPLE, via web
RiPPLE D.Director Desta Dimtse Adressing Guests Photo credit: Solomon Kebede (RiPPLE)
Research-inspired Policy and Practice Alliance - RiPPLE inaugurated its new Regional Office in Mekelle , the seat of the Tigray National Regional State in the presence of heads and representatives of the Tigray Regional State sector bureaus, NGOs working in the region, officials from the Federal Ministry of Water and Energy and donors. In his welcome address Ato Desta Dimtse, Deputy Executive Director of RiPPLE said that it is as part of RiPPLE’s expansion of activities that grew from working in two regional states to the current six regional states that necessitated the opening of an office in Mekelle town. He also noted the opening of similar Amhara Regional Office in Bahir Dar town recently. Concerning ongoing projects in the region, Ato Desta mentioned the ‘Integrating WaSH, Multiple Use Services and Community Based Nutrition for Improved Food Security and Reproductive and Sexual Health’ project that RiPPLE is implementing with the support of UNICEF as the major one. This project according to the deputy director will be conducted in seven Woredas of the region focusing on action research, capacity building and policy engagement in WaSH and WaSH related issues. Ato Desta further elaborated on an ongoing project by RiPPLE in the region named ‘Rainwater Harvesting (RHCC) and WaSH Integrated Project’ which will be implemented with a host of partners. He then called upon all partners and stakeholders to work for the realization of the objectives of the projects.
RiPPLE’s Mekelle Regional Office has a coordinator and a Capacity Development Officer at the moment.
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