This project was funded by Save the Children Sweden and targeted to conduct training on the rights of children for Oromiya Civil Service College students at Ziway management institution (Oromiya Civil Service college) and work on incorporation of child right concepts (UN Convention on the Rights of Children (CRC)) in the curriculum of the College.

As part of the activity of the project a child rights training manual entitled "Exploring Child Rights and Child Rights Framework" was developed and three days training was delivered to Oromiya Civil Service College graduating students. A workshop intending to lobby for mainstreaming child rights in the formal teaching structures of the country with the objectives of initiating a discussion, learning from other countries' positive experience, explore practical options and critically examine challenges to mainstream child rights into the educational system of the country was also organized.

As a continuation of this project, another project on "Making available & accessible a training/teaching material on child rights through publishing a paperback book, CD and web" was undertaken. Under this project Amharic, Oromiffa and English adult versions and Amharic and English child versions of the training manual "Exploring Child Rights and Child Rights Framework" were prepared and published. Moreover, CD copy of the child versions of the training manuals was made available.

Donors to the project: Save the Children Sweden

OSJE in line with its capacity building strategy undertook a project on "Strengthening the Capacity of Judicial and law Enforcement Organs and Prison Administrators in Borena Zone of Oromiya and Omo Zone of SNNPR State" in partnership with Action Professionals Association for the People (APAP) through a fund obtained from Christian Aid.

The project is carried out with the objective to contribute towards the strengthening of the justice sector in Ethiopia by increasing the capacity of judicial and law enforcement organs in one of the least developed areas of the country and to develop their awareness in key areas of human rights and administration of justice by engaging in a series of intensive trainings. The project covered 12 woredas of the Borena zone of Oromiya Regional State and 10 woredas of the South Omo Zone of SNNPR regional States.

The activities of the project included conducting of needs assessment/baseline survey in the two target zones on the Capacity of Judicial and law Enforcement Organs, preparation of a tailor made training manual based on the findings of the survey and delivering capacity building trainings to the judiciary, public prosecutor and the police.

Donors to the project: Christian Aid/Poverty Action Network in Ethiopia (PANE)