Agency For Civil Society Organizations

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Agency For Civil Society Organizations (ACSO)
UNIC-ETHIOPIA  4th - 8th Floor

Subcity: Arada
Woreda: 1 
Addis Ababa Ethiopia Email:
Phone: (+251) 5-58-24-10/36
Fax: (+251) 5-58-18-25
P.O.Box: 14340

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  • 1). An application for registration by local organization shall be signed by the founders and contain the following particulars:
    • a) The minutes of the formative meeting indicating the names, addresses and citizenship of the founders;
    • b) Copy of the identity card or passport of the founders;
    • c) The name of the organization and its logo, if it has one;
    • d) The objectives of the organization and its intended sector of operation;
    • e) The region where it intends to operate;
    • f) The rules of the organization approved by the founders;
    • g) The organization’s address;

 2). An application for registration of a foreign non-governmental organization shall, in addition to the conditions required under sub-article 1, be accompanied with the following documents:

    • a) Duly authenticated certificate of registration showing its establishment from its country of origin;
    • b) Duly authenticated resolution of its competent organ to operate in Ethiopia; c) Duly authenticated power of delegation of the country representative; Letter of recommendation from the embassy in which the charity is incorporated or in the absence of such by a competent authority in that country or from Ministry of Foreign affairs of federal democratic republic of Ethiopia and;
    • d) An action plan for a minimum period of two years.

 3). The application for registration by a consortium shall be signed and submitted by the head of their representative Organization and shall contain the following particulars:

    • a) Rules of the consortium signed by the representatives of founder;
    • b) The minutes of the decision among members to form the consortium;
    • c) A certificate of registration issued by the Agency or authorized regional government body to the members of the consortium.

 4). The applicant shall pay a registration fee to be determined by the relevant Regulation.

 5). The Civil Society Organizations Board may issue directives on details regarding the registration and administration of professional associations.

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