JEOP Organizes Transition Workshop

Tuesday 4 September 2018

On August 23, 2018, Save the Children conducted a transition workshop for its JEOP program at Bahir Dar. The half day workshop was organized to share successes, lessons learned, best practices and to officially handover activities to Organization for Rehabilitation and Development in Amhara (ORDA) and Food for the Hungry.  Ms. Michelle Bowman, Deputy Country Director for Program Operation at Save the Children, senior representatives of Amhara regional State , stakeholders from different partner offices, Woreda and Kebele administrators, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and ORDA  attended  the transition workshop.

On his opening remark Ato Assefa Belay, regional government representative and Head of the Amhara Region Disaster Prevention & Food Security Program Coordination Office appreciated Save the Children’s extended support and partnership with the region with JEOP and other projects.  He highlighted Save the Children’s large foot print in the region and reaffirmed that the regional government remains committed to work with Save the Children on other new partnership opportunities.

 Save the Children has graduated from its current operational areas under the JEOP in Amhara, Oromia and Somali regions

Ms. LeAnn Hager, representative from CRS, also expressed her organizations’ appreciation  towards Save the Children’s for its tremendous achievement in delivering quality work with JEOP, particularly  in warehouse construction, commodity handling, data collection, distribution and for its dedicated partnership with all consortium members. Ms. Hager  also added the partnership between Save the Children and CRS will continue in the years to come.

Presentation by Saikat Saha, Save the Children’s JEOP Team Leader, video and live testimonies of beneficiaries alongside gallery walk to see selected photographs from operational areas were the other highlights of event.

Save the Children’s JEOP team and  Michelle Bowman addressed different programmatic and partnership questions and comments of participants.

The event adjourned after presenting certificate awards to stakeholders.

The Joint Emergency Operation (JEOP) has been implemented in partnership with the Government of Ethiopia since August 2012 to address the food needs of transitory food insecure individuals. The JEOP is implemented through a consortium led by Catholic Relief Services and includes other members, notably CARE Ethiopia; Food for the Hungry Ethiopia ; Relief Society of Tigray (REST); Save the Children ; and World Vision

Save the Children has graduated from its current operational areas under the JEOP in Amhara, Oromia and Somali regions.