• Organization TypeIndependent/None
  • HeadquartersEthiopia
  • Founded2003

Gayo Pastoral Development Initiative (GPDI)

Gayo Pastoral Development Initiative (GPDI) was established in 2003. LEGAL STATUS It was legally registered with Ministry of Justice on November 21, 2003 and re-registered by new legislation of charities and societies agency on October 30, 2009 with number 0156 as Ethiopian Resident Charity. VISION To see prosperous and healthy pastoralist communities leading secure and peaceful life in a sustainable environment. MISSION Work with the target community and other key stakeholders through partnership, conducting research and enhancing their capacities to overcome social and economical problems and enable them to become owners of the development initiatives. GOAL To reduce exposure of target pastoral communities to vulnerability and improve their food and social securities. OOBJECTIVES -To build resilience capacity of pastoralist. -To promote sustainable livelihood and alternative livelihood options. -To promote full integrated community based rehabilitation in pastoralist areas. -To enhance community managed water, sanitation and hygiene(WASH). -To model pastoral-oriented basic education program. -To promote networking and capacity building. GOVERNANCE -General Assembly, the supreme body of the organization -Board of directors -Secretariat (leads day to day organization activities)
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Staff at Gayo Pastoral Development Initiative (GPDI) have experience in


  • development
  • banking system
  • personnel / human resources
  • private sector development
  • tertiary education


  • ethiopia
  • south sudan


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • with experience in conflict areas

Company Offices

  • Ethiopia (headquarters)
  • Addis Ababa
  • 1410 Code 1110