• Alelesubula Irrigation based project (2007-2011)

    Project location Afar Region, Uwa Woreda
    Project Beneficiaries = 600 Households
    Area under Irrigation = 160 Hectares

  • Aura I irrigation based project (2003-2007)

    Project location Afar Region, Aura Woreda
    Project Beneficiaries = 600 Households
    Area under Irrigation = 150 Hectares

  • Dewe Irrigation based project (2008-2011)

    Project location Afar Region, Dewe Woreda
    Project Beneficiaries = 240 Households
    Area under Irrigation = 70 Hectares

  • Mengella Irrigation based project (2010-2013)

    Project location Afar Region, Semurobi Woreda
    Project Beneficiaries = 450 Households
    Area under Irrigation = 150 Hectares

  • Seka Solar powered water supply project (2010-2011)

    Project location Oromiya Region, Seka Woreda
    Project Beneficiaries = 15000 HHs
    Water supply scheme Constructed

  • Sentema Education Support (2011-2012)

    Project location Oromiya Region, Seka Woreda
    Project Beneficiaries = 45,000 people
    Secondary School Constructed

Key personnel - Staff in Leadership

Eng. Gebreyes Haile - General Manager

With a passion for service and deep commitment to SSD’s core values, Eng Gebreyes Haile leads 68 staff in SSD working to end poverty and build sustainable livelihoods at grass root level. Eng. Gebreyes as the principal founder and SSD’s General Manager, provides strategic direction and guidance to the staff and management of SSD.
Eng. Gebreyes’s entire career has been in rural development. He has served LWF - Ethiopia for 20 years, previously holding the position of Soil and Water Conservation Department Director. In the 1960s and 1970s, Eng. Gebreyes has served in Tendaho Plantations as Resident Engineer for 20 years.
Eng. Gebreyes’ holds B.Sc and master's degree in Agricultural Engineering from University of Southampton and Diploma in Engineering from the former Addis Ababa Engineering College.

Elizabeth Milten - Deputy General Manager

  As SSD’s Deputy General Manager, Elizabeth Milten provides strategic leadership  and  management for all development programming of SSD in Afar and Oromia Regions.

Elizabeth has started working in SSD as Environmental Officer and Project Coordinator in 2006. She has served SSD for the last eight years holding the positions of Project Coordinator, Program Manager, and Programs Coordinator and finally in the present Deputy Manager position.

Elizabeth holds a BA Degree in Plant Production and Dry land Farming from Hawassa University. She later studied at VanHall Larenstein University of Netherlands where she received her Master's Degree in Management of Development with a specialization in International Agriculture.

Wegen Tilahun - Admin and Finance Head

Wegen Tilahun serves as SSD’s Finance & Administration Head. Wegen works passionately with Finance & Administration tools and systems that build the financial management capacity of the organization and performance reporting for donors. He received his BA Degree in Accounting from Mekele University. Wegen started work in SSD as an accountant in 2007.


Terefe Seife - Program Coordinator

As a member of the Program Team, Terefe Seife coordinates the day to day implementation of projects and make sure budget expenditures are as per plan and schedule of the projects. He also facilitates monitoring and evaluation of projects and provide technical support to field staffs in Agriculture related interventions of SSD

Terefe is a graduate of Hawassa University where he received Diploma in Agricultural Engineering. He later obtained his B.A degree in Management from Alpha University College. Terefe has 21 years of experience in Agriculture and Rural Development before joining SSD in 2008.

our Philosophies

Religious Value: SSD is non-religious organization who wishes to work with the poor and the marginalized regardless of their religious beliefs;
Fairness and equality: SSD believes to exercise and promote impartiality among its stakeholders;

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our Strategy

Linking relief/aid with sustainable development: SSD will integrate relief/aid with development of long term;


Baseline, and household food economy data: SSD will conduct baseline and household food economy surveys before project implementation;

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Contact Address

Support for Sustainable Development
Hailegebreselassie Road
Kirkos Sub-city, K. 17/18 House #210

Tel: 251-11-5504191, 251-11-6556432
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Fax: 251-5544345
P.O.Box: 33167, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia