Additional Support for Government Efforts to Restore Livelihoods in Post Conflict Areas: UNDP signs three new projects with a total cost of US$ 4.4 million.

31 Jul 2013

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Sana'a, Wednesday, A signing ceremony was organize today at the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, in which three United Nations Development Programme funded project documents were signed to support the Government of Yemen’s efforts in restoring livelihoods in post conflict areas with a total cost of US$ 4.4 million.

Concurrently, the Multi-dimensional Livelihood Assessment project will carry a first of its kind livelihoods assessment in five selected conflict sensitive Governorates that are Abyan, Sa’adah, Taiz, Amran and Hajjah. This assessment will provide the Government of Yemen and international development partners of the characteristic of sustainable livelihoods needs that required to be addressed in these conflicts sensitive selected Governorates.

Indeed, this will enhance the type of livelihoods interventions and target as well. The additional support to National Mines Action Committee is intended to build the additional and genuine capacities that are required by national de-miners to overcome the current challenges in Abyan and Sa’adah, as well as in other parts of Yemen.

The Integrated Early Recovery for Abyan Governorate Project aims to strengthen leadership of the Governor’s Office to be able to plan and implement interventions for the reconstruction of Abyan and to support restoration livelihoods of the Abyan affected population. At the initial stage almost 200 families who have been victims of war will be supported. All of the above three projects will contribute in building the required capacities at central and local levels that will resulted in moving forward in addressing the current bottlenecks that are hampering early recovery and development in the conflict sensitive governorates.

The three project documents were signed by Dr. Mohammed Al-Sa’adi, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation and Mr. Mahamed Hassen, Acting Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme in Yemen. The signing ceremony was attended by officials from the Government of Yemen and UNDP.

Contact Information

Ms. Rosemary Willey-Al'Sanah, Conflict Prevention and Early Recovery Advisor
Mobile: (+967) 712222323
E-mail: rosemary.willey-alsanah@undp.org