UNDP Yemen welcoming new Country DirectorAug 7, 2016UNDP Yemen has the honor to welcome Mr. Auke Lootsma as the new Country Director. Mr. Lootsma started his assignment on the 3rd of August 2016, taking over from the former Country Director Ms. Mikiko Tanaka.
World Bank Approves US$50 Million Grant to Help Communities and Institutions in Yemen Cope with the ConflictJul 20, 2016The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$50 million emergency project to support Yemeni households and communities hard hit by the ongoing crisis. The grant is part of a new World Bank Group strategy for Yemen, also endorsed today by the Board of Executive Directors, focused on enhancing Yemen’s resilience by preserving national service delivery capacity, while preparing for post conflict recovery.
These trucks are as old as my grandmother!Jun 27, 2016The collapsed arch that marks the entrance to Sa’ada City eerily greets the visitor. All along the five-hour drive north from Yemen’s capital city, Sana’a, we see marks of war – makeshift camps for the internally displaced and craters caused by military operations.
UN launches worldwide search for exceptional young leaders to help achieve Sustainable Development GoalsJun 19, 2016Young Leaders will collaborate with UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth to help end poverty, combat climate change and reduce inequality
UNDP and the Government of Japan support removal of debris and rubble in AdenJun 9, 2016Aden, 9 June 2016 – UNDP and the Government of Japan launch the support to the local authorities to remove debris and rubble from Aden City.
UNDP supports improving livelihoods of rural communities & conservation of biodiversity in Socotra ArchipelagoMay 11, 2016UNDP launched last week thirteen community projects to improve the livelihoods of rural communities, conserve the biodiversity of Socotra Archipelago and mitigate the impacts of Chapala and Meg cyclones that hit the island last year. The launching ceremony was attended by Socotra Governor, representatives of local council and non-government organizations (NGOs).
Yemen Our Home and Sabafon partnering to bring relief to physically disabled and war victims in Sana’aApr 27, 2016Yemen Our Home and Sabafon partnering to bring relief to physically disabled and war victims in Sana’a
Improving service delivery in rural communities of Ash-Shamaytayn District in TaizzApr 10, 2016UNDP in partnership with the Social Fund for Development (SFD) and local authorities has launched 100 community-based initiatives in Ash-Shamaytayn District in Taizz Governorate to promote community participation in local development by organizing Village Cooperative Councils and by stimulating community initiatives.
Supporting community-oriented solutions to conflict in Taizz and AbyanApr 10, 2016Sana’a, 11 April 2016 - UNDP in partnership with Search for Common Ground has launched a Social Cohesion and Conflict Transformation Initiative in Ash Shamayateen and Al Ma'afer districts of Taiz Governorate and Lawdar and Mawdiah districts of Abyan Governorate. The project aims to support community-based dialogue to resolve conflicts and enhance community resilience to violence in the targeted districts.
UN WOMEN in Yemen Celebrating the International Women's Day “Planet 50-50" by 2030.Mar 17, 2016Sana'a, 16 March 2016 - Coinciding with the celebrations of the World on the International Women's Day towards global attention on gender equality and issues of women's rights, and despite the current unstapled situation in Yemen, UN WOMEN in Yemen was keen to assess the effectiveness of this remarkable occasion by celebrating and organizing an event in the UN common premises in close collaboration with the office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Yemen. The ceremony started with a welcome speech by UN Resident Coordinator Mr.Jamie McGoldrick who stressed the important role played by women in building their community.
- في إطار الدعم المتواصل للمجتمعات المحلية والسكان الأكثر عرضة للمخاطر في محافظة سقطرى لتميكنهم اقتصادياً، يحضر هذه الأيام 30 امرأة و 10 رجال تدريباً مكثف حول مهارات حصاد الصبر وتسويقة. سيتم إيضاً دعم المجتمعات المستهدفة بالمعدات والوسائل الضرورية لتوفير الدخل من خلال انتاج الصبر وتعبئتة وتسويقة عن طريق مركز المنتجات الطبيعية التي تم أنشاه من قبل المشروع في حديبو. ستقوم المجتمعات المتدربة بتزويد السوق المحلية بهذة المنتجات وزيادة دخل الأسر المشاركة في التدريب. شكراً لدعم السخي المقدم من مرفق البئية العالمي As we continue to support local communities and vulnerable people in Socotra to become economically empowered, 30 women and 10 men are attending these days an intensive training on Aloe Perryi harvesting skills and marketing it. The targeted communities will further be supported with tools and means for income generation of Aloe Perryi production as well as appropriate means of packaging and marketing of their products to the local market through the natural products center established by the project in Hadibo. The trained communities will furnish the local markets with these products and increase their respective household incomes. Thanks for the generous support of Global Environment Facility 18 August AT 11:10 AM
- تعتمد جزيرة سقطرى بشكل رئيسي على إستيراد الخضروات والفواكة من خارج الجزيرة. لقد أثر الصراع الجاري بالإضافة إلى موسم الرياح الموسمية بشكل سلبي على قدرة السكان المحليين في شراء الخضروات الضرورية مثل البطاطا بسبب التضخم وزيادة الأسعار حيث وصل سعر الكيلو البطاط إلى ما يقارب 14 دولار للكيلو الواحد. وكجزء من جهود برنامج الأمم المتحدة الإنمائي لتعزيز قدرة الصمود لدى المجتمعات المحلية وتاقلمهم مع الازمة الحالية، يتم تدريب عدد 25 إسرة تعيلها نساء حول افضل الطرق لتاسيس حدائق منزلية مستدامة لانتاج الخضروات. بعد انتهاء التدريب، سيتم تزويد المتدربين بدعم إضافي لتاسيئس حدائق منزلية والتي من شأنها أن تضمن لهم انتاج الخضار الكافية لأسرهن والقدرة على تزويد هذه الأسواق بالمنتجات مما سيسمح بديمومة الحدائق المنزلية. شكراً للدعم المقدم من مرفق البئية العالمي. Socotra Island mainly depends on supply of fruits and vegetables from the mainland. The current ongoing conflict on top of the sessional monsoons winds have adversely affected the Island population in affording to buy some of the essential vegetables such as potato due to hyperinflation and prices increase as one kilo potato has reached to an equivalent of US$ 14. As part of UNDP efforts to strengthen communities’ resilience and increasing coping mechanisms during this ongoing crisis, a new batch of 25 female-headed households are being trained on the best practices for establishing a sustainable home gardening for vegetable production. After this intensive training these female households’ heads will be given with additional support for the establishment of the home gardens that will ensure them for sufficient vegetable supply for their households’ consumptions and be able to sale supply to the local markets, in which will allow them to sustain their gardening work. Thanks to the support extended by Global Environment Facility 18 August AT 05:51 AM
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