PROGRAMMES OF THE DIOCESE UNDER THE MAJOR THEMATIC AREAS

PROGRAMMES OF THE DIOCESE UNDER THE MAJOR THEMATIC AREAS:

We continuously strive to serve our people in what we have seen as the most critical areas threatening to undermine the human existence hence degrading their dignity of human beings created in the image of God. Activities are delivered by each department under DSSD that handles a thematic area. As much as gender and environment have their own offices, DSSD has integrated them in all the different departments. The main areas of focus are (A) SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES (B) JUSTICE, PEACE AND RECOMCILIATION (C) RURAL DEVELOPMENT (D) DISASTER MANAGEMENT

In the above 4 main thematic areas, gender, HIV/AIDS, environment, advocacy and capacity building will remain cross-cutting issues.

Under Sustainable use of natural resources DSSD is implementing the following programs: Hygiene water and Sanitation (HEWASA) and Environment and sustainable agriculture program (ESAP). Under Justice Peace and Reconciliation DSSD – Caritas is implementing the following programs: children’s rights, Orphans and vulnerable children’s programs, civic education, disaster preparedness and management programs.

Under Rural development DSSD is implementing the following programs: Agricultural projects (such as, ADP, Sustainable agriculture for women), micro finance programs (such as SILC and PROMIC and Ambition Lending Ltd), support to income Generating projects (local entrepreneurship) and agricultural marketing (Access to marks and Value addition.)