Common Vision for Development Association (CVDA) is an indigenous, non-governmental, non-for-profit, humanitarian aid association. It was established on October 28, 2005 by a group of dedicated persons from diverse social, economic, professional and religious backgrounds.
CVDA has been re-registered and licensed by the Ethiopian Ministry of Justice, Charities and Societies Agency, on November 30, 2009 as an Ethiopian Residents charity in accordance with the Charities and Societies proclamation No. 621/2009 with registration No. 0588. It has permission to work at the national level however so far operates marginal parts of Benshangule Gumuz Region, SNNPR (Hawassa, Yirgalem, Dilla, Yergachefe, Aletawondo, Wondo Genet, & Chuko), Oromia Region,West Showa Zone(Muger), Borena Zone( Hageremaireyam, Yabello & Moyale), Guje Zone( Adola, Shakiso & Borena Negele) and City Government of Addis Ababa.
CVDA is member of National HIV/AIDS Forum of NGOs and National Children and Youth Forum of NGOs under CCRDA. Beside this it is member of Consortium of Reproductive Health Association (CORHA), Union of Ethiopian Women Charitable Association (UEWCA), Sustainable Land Use Forum /SLUF/, Ethiopian Extractive Industries Transparence Initiative/EEITI/ and Ethiopia Civil Society Coalition for Scaling up Nutrition/ECSC-SUN/