ROBA seeks to see resilient communities that enjoy self-reliance, dignity, and preference.

Core Values

ROBA upholds the following core values

  • Commitment and professionalism
  • Equality and inclusion
  • Team work
  • Partnership
  • Respect for diversity
  • Transparency and mutual accountability

Areas of Focus

ROBA programs focus on the following areas

  • Poverty Reduction through Community Economic Empowerment, Agriculture, Natural Resource Management
  • Basic Education and Literacy
  • Health and WASH
  • Cross Cutting Issues: Climate Adaptation, Gender, Disability and Age Support
  • Emergency and Rehabilitation

Strategic Approaches

ROBA uses the following strategic approaches

  • Understand the local context: align with local laws, local priorities and community preferences
  • Work with communities: Involve grass root leaders, secure community buy in as drivers of change, take facilitative role, build on local capacities and resources and aim at graduating beneficiaries to sustainability
  • Proactive engagement: Involve continuous monitoring, evaluation and learning to share information with actors and stakeholders

Project Impact

ROBA has reached more than 200,000 households through implementing different projects in Shashamane, Kofele, Koree, Dodola and Adaba Woredas of West Arsi Zone, Oromia National Regional State, which still provides living testimonies of its successes in designing and implementing grass root projects that transform the lives and livelihoods of rural households.

Board Members

Executive Director

Mr. Hussein Watta

Board Chairman

Mr. Salihu Sultan

Deputy Board Chairman

Mr. Jayian Gishu

Board Secretary

Mr. Edao Tessa

Board Members

Mr. Adem Dheko

Mr. Ahmed Mohamed

Mr. Amano Guru

Mr. Bakali Kalaka

Mrs. Garibe Taffassa

Mr. Garoma Morka