Supporting Resilient Livelihoods and Food Security in Yemen Joint Programme (ERRY II)

Summary

The Supporting Resilient Livelihoods and Food Security in Yemen Joint Programme (ERRY II) is a 3-year programme financed by the EU and SIDA and will be managed by UNDP and jointly implemented together with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

The programme covers six vulnerable governorates: Abyan, Hajjah, Hodeidah, Lahj, Taiz and Sana’a (a total of sixteen districts)

The overall objective of ERRY II is to contribute to the reduced vulnerability and strengthened resilience of crisis-affected communities in Yemen through the creation of sustainable livelihoods and improved access to basic services.

Objectives

Outcome: Crisis affected communities are better able to manage local risks and shocks for increased resilience and self-reliance.

The Joint Programme is expected to achieve the following results over the implementation timeframe:

  • Output 1: Community livelihoods, productive assets and food security are improved to strengthen resilience and self-reliance.
  • Output 2: Vulnerable communities benefit from solar energy for sustainable livelihoods opportunities and enhanced social service delivery.
  • Output 3: Communities and local authorities have enhanced capacities to respond to conflict- and gender-sensitive needs.

Accomplishments

  • 6,855 individuals directly benefited from business development and life skills training, enabling 5,136 to establish micro-businesses and improve access to income $100/month.
  • Nearly 6,800 women and youth improved their livelihoods and food security by participating in rehabilitation of 37 community market assets.
  • 192 solar off-grid systems installed in public facilities, including schools, health care centres, and district offices in five governorates.
  • 72 solar-powered vaccine refrigerators installed in health centers, benefiting 60,000 individuals
  • 9 solar microgrid systems established and managed by MSMEs, enabling the sale of reliable electricity at an affordable price.
  • 713 women and youth received vocational training in solar system installation and maintenance.
  • 543 solar micro-enterprises established.
  • 140 insider mediators trained on conflict resolution, gender sensitivity, and Do No Harm principal in the districts of Az Zuhra, Bani Qais, Ash Shammaytayn, Khanfer, and Al Musaymir.
  • 40 priority interventions identified and implemented under the Community Resilience Plans at sub-district level.
  • 120 selected compact initiatives were identified and implemented under the Community Resilience Plans at village level.
  • 591 self-help initiatives were identified and implemented under the Community Resilience Plans in eight districts of five target governorates with an estimated cost of YR 85,000,000 (equivalent to USD 141,000).
  • 57 Sub-District Committees (SDCs) were established and resulted in 57 Community Resilience Plans (CRPs) developed.
  • 285 Sub-District Committees’ members (59 women) were trained on needs assessment, plans development, and community mobilization.
  • 8 District Management Teams (DMTs) were established and resulted in developing 8 District Recovery Plans (DRPs) in eight targeted districts.
  •  8 recovery projects at the level of the eight targeted districts were implemented, benefiting about 83,000 people.
  • 4 conflict sensitivity scans were conducted in the districts of Khanfer, Ash Shim’yatayn, Al Musaimeer, and Serar.
  • 29 conflict resolution initiatives were implemented in seven districts (Bani Qais, Az Zuhra, Abs, Ash Shim’yatayn, Khanfer, Al Musaimeer, and Serar).
  • 5 gender and conflict sensitivity trainings were conducted for the District Management Teams (DMTs), Community Committees, and Insider Mediators.

Impact

START DATE

March 2019

END DATE

December 2022

STATUS

Ongoing

PROJECT OFFICE

Yemen

IMPLEMENTING PARTNER

United Nations Development Programme

DONORS

Generic foundation donor code

MPTF-Supporting Resilient Livelihoods and Food Security in Yemen JP (ERRY II )

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PRO

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

$24,288,390

DELIVERY IN PREVIOUS YEARS

2019$6,995,145

2020$9,820,229

2021$3,470,815

Full Project information

6,855

individuals

directly benefited from business development and life skills training

Almost 6,800

Women and Youth

improved their livelihoods & food security by participating in the rehabilitation of 37 community market

192

solar off-grid systems

installed in public facilities, including schools and health centres in five districts

72

solar off-grid vaccine refrigerators

installed in health centres benefiting 60,000 individuals

543

SMEs

were established

285

members

of ٍsub-district Committees (59 women) have been trained on identifying recovery priorities and developing resilience plans