Projects and Initiatives

Djibouti

The development of agro-pastoral systems in rural communities of Djibouti as an adaptation strategy to climate change

This project will build the resilience of rural population by developing small scale agro-pastoral farms for 124 poor households in three heavily affected rural areas of the Ali-Sabieh region in the southern part of the country. The fund is 1,000,000 (USD). Project period is from March 2012 to February 2013. Achievements of this project are Secured access to water resources to support agropastoral farms through the construction of 6 wells and a filtration gallery in addition to the construction of 2 subsurface dams. Moreover, management skills of local communities were built through the formulation of 3 water management committees who provided guidance and on-the-job training to local communities. Poor rural households were empowered through the distribution of 22 hectares of lands; the lands were very well prepared for agro-pastoral farming, including field leveling of land, installation of robust fencing, establishment of robust irrigation network, seeding, and grass cultivation more

Djibouti

Emergency Preparedness and Response Disaster Risk Management in Djibouti

The Project aims to improve management of disasters and promote prevention and mitigation of climatic hazards including droughts and floods in Djibouti. Project fund is 500,000 (USD). Project period is from March 2012 to February 2013. The achievemnets are strengthening the insitutional capacity of the Executive Secretariat for Disaster Risk Management (SEGRC) through establishment of national focal coordination institution. Five technical staff were provided in the regions in addition to one expert in early warning system. The SEGRC was fully equipped with furniture and equipment including EDP and logistic equipment. A Well designed and built 3-year intersectoral DRR action plan has been developed and approved by the government. more

Somalia

Enhance Food safety & Introduce Biogas Technology in Shiekh

The aim of this project is to focus on energy use, energy source(s), energy appliances and energy expenditures. The fund of this project is 350,000 (USD). The project period is from March 2012 to February 2013. The achievement of this project is to design 1 institutional biogas system 35 cubic meter based on the results of the energy/ assessment survey and Technical Report; including source(s) of equipment and associated components & costs, and Develop Performance monitoring mechanism for the operations of the installed biogas plant. In addition to this, 11 locally based masons received on the job training through 13 days spent on site during the construction period and were involved in the digester civil and piping works more

Morocco

Improving Access and Quality of Public services in Morocco

The project aims to support was mainly sought to design a legal and institutional framework on the ethics, standards and processes of citizens' access to quality public services, to test the new provision and processes in pilot sites, and subsequently to generalize the said processes throughout the country. The fund is 200,000 USD. The project period is from April 2013 to mid 2014. UNDP followed up closely with the Ministry for the setting up of the PMU including project team and launch of project activities more

Tunisia

Improving Local Governance for Drinking Water in Rural Areas In Tunisia

The project will encourage and strengthen the participation and partnership in decision making at regional and local levels towards better governance of drinking water in rural areas. The fund is 1,000,000 (USD). The project period is from April 2013 to mid 2014. The project was able to identify several small and micro projects in water systems in the four target governorates namely: De Beja, Bizerte, Kasserine and Zaghouan ; the projects were announced and the call for offers was launched. more

Somalia

Introduction of Solar Applications to Improve Energy Security in Somalia

The project is designed to improve access to reliable sources of energy at demonstrable level, thereby, solving the problems of energy security in selected hospitals and selected public buildings. The project fund 1,000,000 (USD). The project period is from first quarter of 2013 to March 2014. The achievement of the project is assessing locations for installation of solar thermal systems required for water heating and kitchen stoves. The required retrofitting in the electricity distribution systems is to be conducted during the fourth quarter of the selected buildings. more

Our Results
  • 1,200 young men and women found employment and started small businesses as a result of UNDP’s Youth Economic Empowerment project in Yemen
  • 5 million jobs were created in Iraq
  • In Egypt, 76,000 national identity cards were issued to women in rural
    areas
  • 1,700 women in Tunisia were trained on democratic processes and citizenship
  • In 2012, Jordan was declared the first country in the Middle East to attain mine-free status
  • In Sudan, 17,520 former combatants have been successfully
    re-integrated into society
  • 5,200 households in Puntland and south central Somalia now use energy efficient solar cookers.
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Japan and UNDP in the Arab States: Partners for Development

In 2013, UNDP and the Government of Japan marked two decades of cooperation to promote development in Africa through the Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD). Nine UNDP offices in the Arab region are located in Africa and have benefited from this partnership.

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