Everything You Wanted to Know About EDTF But Were Afraid to Ask. Part 1
Over the past several weeks, as I and some of my colleagues on the Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund (EDTF) Advisory Council (AC) visited various cities organizing EDTF chapters, we have been asked questions which require further clarification.
The questions run the gamut. Some are concerned EDTF donations could go into the government treasury and be used for purposes outside the scope of the declared mission of EDTF. Others have sought clarification about how donations will be used to support projects, how projects will be selected and when project implementation will begin. Still others have raised questions about accountability and transparency in the administration of the donated money.
This the first in an ongoing series in which EDTF shall address questions and issues important to our donors and potential donors. Consistent with our irrevocable commitment to accountability and transparency, we shall always strive and provide factual responses to help our donors and others get a comprehensive understanding of EDTF mission and objectives, organization, and operations and processes.