Located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and visioned to be a reputable private business development service provider in Africa

    working in partnership with Humentum

What Do We Offer

AGAR exists to contribute to the success and sustainability of socio-economic development initiatives by NGOs, CBOs, donor and government organizations, Entrepreneurs, Cooperatives/Unions and other private sectors through providing business development services that are inclusive, comprehensive and real-time, in an integrated manner.

What is Unique about AGAR?

You might get similar services like us. But we are dedicated service providers and unique because of these five features:-

  • It is a comprehensive and real-time service provider.
  • It is a business incubator − it grows business initiatives through coaching and adaptive management.
  • It is a local initiative with outreach services − where and to whom change is most needed
  • It is both for ‘profit’ and ‘development’ initiative− to be sustainable.
  • It is a customized service provider through co-creation of solutions with its clients – to promote ownership of solutions and their application.
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Let's Work Together

We have international exposure in delivering financial management trainings, due diligence assessments, coaching and mentoring in Ghana, Sudan and Zambia. AGAR has created a partnership with Humentum (merger of three international organizations; Mango, LINGO and Inside NGO) which has incredible recognition and expertise throughout the world. AGAR partnership with Humentum has created opportunity to provide reliable capacity development services to its clients.

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The Team

Sosena Lemma has 17 years' experience of working in the development sector in Ethiopia. Over this time she has built her experience and expertise as a leader in capacity development design and delivery for civil society organizations across a range of disciplines including: financial management, leadership and governance, state engagement, people-centered design and delivery of development, and monitoring, evaluation and learning. Under the multi-donor Civil Society Support Programme (CSSP 2011-2017) she led the biggest capacity development programme that has ever been provided to Ethiopian civil society, working with about 500 CSOs and managing a team of 3 experts, 9 Finance Mentors and 4 national and international specialist providers. She is a confident and skilled facilitator, able to design and deliver high quality training across a spectrum of topics and provide customized technical advice to a wide range of organizations, from small-scale community based organizations to large and complex non-governmental

Sosena Lemma

Managing Director

Walelign has been involved in managing large scale project funds within Ethiopia working with various NGOs and UN agencies. For the past five years, Walelign has been working for British Council Civil Society Strengthening Programme as a Financial Management Capacity Development Mentor. In this role, he has provided training and mentoring support to NGO and CSO finance and programme staff on best practice of financial management and strategic financial sustainability. Walelign has conducted due diligence assessments and delivered various Humentum (formerly Mango) Financial Management trainings to CSOs in Sudan, Ghana and Ethiopia.

Walelign Wondye

Consultancy Manager

Meti has long years of experience in the sphere of Finance Management and Grant management at different international NGOs such as CSSP- British Council, World Vision Ethiopia, PACT Ethiopia & RTI Ethiopia through which she has managed different donors' funds such as USAID, DFID, AUSOAID, and other major donors working in Ethiopia. She has significant skills & experience on Capacity Development activities on the area of Financial Management, Grant management & Sustainability training & mentoring through which she has involved in the capacity development activities of CSSP. She has also exposure in working on the overall organizational development, system designing and other consultancy services for the efficiency and profitability of five business companies that are different in nature.

Meti Busha

Operation Manager