About TDA

About Tigrai Development Association

Tigrai Development Association (TDA) is a member-based non-for-profit non-governmental organization established in August 1989 in Washington DC. It moved its headquarter to Mekelle, Tigrai in May 1991 and was registered as rightful association in accordance with article 404 of the Ethiopian Civil Code and other relevant proclamations.

TDA has been registered and licensed by FDRE Ministry of Justice, Charities and Societies Agency as resident charity in accordance with the Charities and Societies Proclamation No. 621/2009 article 111(2) with registration number 0462. It is a tax exempted community-based development organization working at grassroots level to realize its objectives. Currently, it has over 1.3 million members ranging from students, civil servants, urban and rural community to business community.

Tigrai Development Association works to boost the socio-economic development of the people of Tigrai via sufficiently working on demand-driven development projects by soliciting resources from its members, governmental and non-governmental organizations, supporters, donors, its business for development activities and other sources.

To see a prosperous Tigrai free from poverty and backwardness.

  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Participatory
  • Volunteerism

The primary objective of TDA is to contribute towards the improvement of the livelihood of the people through human resource development and enhancement of health services.