OXFAM GB and UNDP Yemen gender and economic empowerment project will collaborate to promote economic empowerment in Hadramout governorate for women and youth

23 Nov 2010

  Sana’a - A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  was signed today to “collaborate for promoting women’s economic empowerment in Hadramout governorate”. The MoU between the UNDP Gender and Economic Empowerment Project (GEE) and OXFAM GB envisages the implementation of activities and actions to lay the foundations of partnership between UNDP and OXFAM GB relevant projects.

Through this Memorandum, two of OXFAM GB projects: “Integrated Action on the Safe Age of Marriage and Women's Economic Empowerment” and “Good Governance in the Implementation and Monitoring of the Third Five-Year Plan 2006 to 2010” will work closely with the UNDP GEE to enhance their abilities to deliver better results.

 

UNDP and OXFAM GB will facilitate information sharing and exchange in relevant areas such as advocacy for change, market opportunities, training in empowering skills and access to microfinance for poor women.

 

In addition, UNDP GEE and OXFAM GB will complement their advocacy work on issues related to gender, livelihoods and employment, safe age of marriage and gender sensitive policies and practices.

 

Moreover, both parties have agreed to capitalize on each other’s methods and networks to achieve their mutual objectives.

 

The MoU will be implemented and collaborated with key national stakeholders such as Hadramout Governorate, related line ministries, Women National Committee, Yemen Women Union, private sector, training institutions, CSOs, and others.

 

The MoU was signed by Ms. Randa Aboul-Hosn, UNDP Yemen Country Director, and Mr. Musa El Tayeb, OXFAM GB Country Director

Contact Information

 United Nations Development Programme
Sana’a – Yemen
Tel: + 967 1 448605, ext.: 301 Fax: + 967 1 448 841