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About CISP (Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli) CISP has been working in Ethiopia since 1986, where it engages in emergency, as well as longer-term development Programs. The organization’s motto “Rural Development for Self Reliance” underscores its strong belief in the ability of communities to decide, direct and implement their own development goals. CISP works hard to ensure that its programs address real needs and are designed in partnership with the communities with which it works.

Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli – CISP (International Committee for the Development of Peoples) is an Non-governmental organization established in Rome in 1983, to engage against the impact of poverty and denied rights worldwide.

Eradicating poverty, creating the conditions which are necessary for development, building paths for reconstruction, and providing support in emergency situations are CISP’s core objectives.

CISP has been active in over 30 countries worldwide: in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. The Head Office is located in Rome, with regional offices throughout Italy and in its countries of operation.