UNDP Expands Regional Engagement

June 27, 2022

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), led by its Resident Representative, Mr Turhan Saleh, has signed an agreement with the Regional Government of Amhara to promote rehabilitation, recovery and reconstruction (RRR) in conflict-affected areas. 

Overall, UNDP has committed USD 6 million for 2022, as the first phase of funding for RRR in Amhara, while also working towards assisting other conflict-affected regions of Northern Ethiopia.

UNDP’s support to Amhara Region has two components.  The first component, valued at USD 3,611,303, addresses capacity building of the region, restart of economic activities, support for SGBV survivors and communities affected by the war.

It also includes in-kind support valued at close to USD 0.8 million comprising 14 vehicles and 165 computers.  The second component, worth USD 2.4 million, is for complementary action on peace building, livelihoods, and economic recovery.

UNDP already has, or is planning, regional programmes in Oromia, Somali and Tigray Regions.