Our Partners

CVM - Comunità Volontari per il Mondo

CVMCVM is an international, volunteering non-profit association founded in 1978 by a group of volunteers who returned to Italy after experiences in Africa and Latin America. CVM, whose head office is located in Ancona, Italy, encourages awareness and sensitization of people towards the problems related to the economic disequilibrium existing between the Northern and Southern hemispheres of the World. At the same time, it promotes concrete development actions and intercultural cooperation projects.

Over the past twenty five years, CVM has facilitated the implementation of several projects and has placed 54 volunteers, with an average stay of 3 years, in three African countries and Asia. Activities and areas of intervention in Ethiopia CVM fosters a community centered approach and plays a facilitation role in all the projects carried on in the country. CVM focuses its interventions in two specific fields:

  • Water Supply and Sanitation programs, through the development of water schemes such as hand dug wells, springs on spots, springs with reservoirs and gravity schemes, the construction of latrines for families and schools and the capacity building of beneficiaries through trainings and workshops on the issue of water, hygiene, and sanitation.
  • HIV/AIDS prevention and control programs, through building the awareness of people and promoting behavioral change, care and support of people living with AIDS and vulnerable groups, training and capacity building in collaboration with the Ethiopian government, the Orthodox church, and Muslims within the intervention area.

Visit http://www.cvm.an.it/ for further information.

Irish Aid

irish aidAPA gratefully acknowledges co-funding from the Irish Aid Civil Society Fund (CSF) for the current capacity building project in Ethiopia and Tanzania. Irish Aid has clearly communicated its goals and priorities for International Development in its policy 'One World One Future'. In the Framework for Action the policy is distilled into 3 goals, 10 high level outcomes and several key result areas aligned to support each outcome. The multi-sectoral approach utilized by APA in its current projects supports the following goals and outcomes documented in the framework for action:

GOAL 1: Reduced Hunger, Stronger Resilience

OUTCOME 3: Poor individuals, families, and communities have improved food and nutrition security

GOAL 3: Better Governance, Human Rights And Accountability

OUTCOME 7: Poor and marginalised citizens are better able to attain a decent living, including improved health and education, and improved employment opportunities

OUTCOME 8: Reduced inequalities between women and men in accessing resources and benefits of development

The civil society grant is disbursed over three years and an annual report on results and expenditures as well as an annual submission of audited accounts is a condition of receipt of project funding. APA has been in receipt of Irish Aid funding since 2004 and gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Irish government on behalf of the Irish people in the funding awarded to APA for on-going projects in Ethiopia & Tanzania.


Fastflow is a UK registered company that is a group of energy and pipeline companies, the main operations are re-instatement works for water utility companies. It has approx. £30M turnover. Fastflow came on board early in 2015 as a significant donor and all at APA are very grateful for the support received.

Lorna Byrne Children's Foundation

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In Ireland and abroad there are millions of children who, due to war, devastation, poverty, or illness are in desperate need. The Lorna Byrne Children's Foundation’s aim is to give a helping hand to a number of charities who are already working tirelessly to change the lives of these children for the better. In 2016, the Lorna Byrne Children’s Foundation will support: 1. APA (A Partnership with Africa) - www.apa.ie 2. Blue Box - www.bluebox.ie 3. Unicef Ireland’s Syria Appeal - www.unicef.ie The foundation receives financial support from a number of private patrons and corporate sponsors who have committed to funding the operational costs of running the organisation. By operating in this way the organisation can keep costs very low and can make sure as much of the funds raised go directly to the charities and projects supported. All proceeds are split equally between the chosen charities.

Lorna Byrne has been an APA supporter, a generous donor and patron for some time, the establishment of the Lorna Byrnes Children's Foundation in 2015 and the selection of APA as one of three organisations to be supported was a very welcome development for APA fundraising.

Visit http://www.lornabyrne.com/about-lorna/foundation/ for more information.



HOPeA non-sectarian, charitable organization, HOPe - “Helping Other People” - is dedicated to empowering communities in developing nations. HOPe is a diverse group of men and women who have come together for a very positive and clear goal: to help other people. HOPe focus on projects that engage people within a community and address the ongoing cycle of poverty in places where hope and opportunity are scarce.

HOPe was founded in Yonkers, New York, in 2001 in response to the scandal of extreme poverty in the developing world. The men and women who came together to found HOPe were moved especially by the plight of the children who have no chance of a normal life, no chance to grow and to develop their God-given talents.

While HOPe is non-sectarian and has members from all ethnic and religious backgrounds, most of the founding members have Irish backgrounds. They are greatly influenced by the Great Famine, which devastated Ireland in the middle of the 19th century when more than one million people died of starvation or in coffin ships, trying to get away from the island. The memory of those times is seared in the minds of many Irish people who can never forget the awful consequences of hunger and malnutrition.

There is also a strong moral dimension to HOPe. All the great religions teach about the brotherhood of man, that we are called to be our brothers' and sisters' keepers. An “out of sight out of mind” approach is understandable, but it is surely not an ethical response to other human beings who need our help desperately.

Visit: http://www.hope-charity.org/ for more.

For the Hope Ethiopia report click here: http://hopeinethiopia.wordpress.com/