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Ecumenical Commission for Human Development


Civil Society



Organisation Description

Ecumenical Commission for Human Development [ECHD] is an ecumenical, independent, Christian, advocacy, humanitarian relief and development agency, founded in 2010, incorporated under Societies Registration Act, XXI of 1860 as non-profit organization envisioned “to build a world free from poverty, disease and injustice” by the love of God as manifested in Jesus Christ that brings about justice, peace and development for all.

ECHD works with ecumenical and secular partners to help rebuild after disasters and to empower local communities to find lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, disease and injustice. ECHD’s aim to facilitate visible acts of human compassion, promote justice and civic responsibility, develop responsible stewardship of God’s creation and contribute to facilitating peace.

In accordance with Biblical teaching, we believe that; “The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, because He has anointed me to preach the Gospel to the poor; He has sent me to heal the broken hearted, to proclaim Liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set those who are oppressed”. Luke 4:18

Ecumenical Commission for Human Development’s work in different thematic priorities in particular; Ecumenical Leadership Formation, Public Witness and Diakonia, Humanitarian Relief Assistance, Ecological, Economic and Gender Justice, promoting and defending religious, civil and all other Human Rights And Democracy. All programs share a responsibility for strengthening relationships with churches and ecumenical partners for youth engagement, building a just community of men and women and inter-religious dialogue and cooperation.


Sexual violence

Physical violence

Emotional violence




Women and gender equality

Early Childhood Development


Human Rights

Humanitarian action