Background

Wako Gutu Foundation (WGF) is non- governmental development organization established with overall objective of promoting inclusion of pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in the development process and ensuring that the pastoral and agro-pastoral communities are sufficiently benefiting from the development gains realized in the country.   The foundation was established by the community leaders in the lowland areas of Bale zone in memory of General Wako Gutu, a person who witnessed a lifetime commitment for promoting social and economic welfare of pastoral communities in Ethiopia. It has been registered as Ethiopian resident charity organization by Federal Charities and Societies Agency bearing a registration number 0457. Its registration has been renewed in February 2016 for three consecutive years by the same authority.

Vision and Mission

Vision: WGF is committed to see socio-economic advancement of poor pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities.

Mission: To facilitate social and economic empowerment of the poor and marginalized communities through implementation of integrated, sustainable and pro-poor projects in inaccessible pastoral and agro-pastoralist areas.