General Assembly


As a membership based organization, TDA organizes annual conferences and general assembly to discuss on implementation of development programs and strategic and annual plans as well as set next strategic priorities. While board members, TDA staff, development partners and representatives of government offices participate in annual conferences, the general assembly that takes place every three years draws representatives of TDA members elected from all chapters and subchapters within Ethiopia and abroad.

The general assembly confers on plan implementations, sets strategic priorities vis-à-vis government and local priorities and elects board of directors and members of audit commission. TDA has organized ten general assemblies so far for which the date and of place are presented below.

General AssemblyPlaceYear 
Founding assemblyWashington DC1989
1 st General assemblyMekelle1993
2 nd      “                 “Mekelle1995
3 rd       “                 “Mekelle1997
4 th       “                 “Mekelle2000
5 th       “                 “Mekelle2002
6 th        “                 “Mekelle2004
7 th        “                 “Mekelle2006
8 th        “                 “Mekelle2009
9 th        “                 “Mekelle2012
10 th       “                 “Mekelle2015