Government of Yemen and UNDP signs two Project Documents supporting Yemen during the transitional period

29 May 2014

imageUNDP Resident Representative and Minister of Planning and International Cooperation during signing ceremony

SANA'A, a signing ceremony was organized at the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation in which two of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) projects to support Government of Yemen efforts during the transitional period were signed.

The first project which is supporting Yemen being Party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since 21 February 1996 and to the Kyoto Protocol since 17 January 2008 as non–Annex I Party. The project will assist Yemen in the preparation of its First Biennial Update Report (BUR) and Third National Communication (TNC) for the implementation of the obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC). The First BUR will be submitted to the UNFCCC at COP20 in 2014 and the TNC is planned to be submitted during the year 2016. In addition, the project will further assist in building additional national capacities to fulfill Yemen’s commitments to the Convention on a continuing basis besides increasing the awarness on climate change issues particlarly among policy-makers to take into consideration while setting out national and sectoral polices, strategies, and programmes. This project is jointly financed by UNDP and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) for a total amount of US$ 952,000 for thirty months.

The second project aims is to build a strong pool of well capacitated and reliable NGOs and professional partners to all stakeholders to be able to deliver required support, humanitarian and development, to the needy population in the urban and rural areas in Yemen. The trained Governorate Based NGOs (GB NGOs) will be sustainable, reliable and professional partners, for the Government of Yemen, UN agencies and international partners  and thus increase the national capacity to: deliver aid to men, woman, girls and boys in need that cater to their distinct needs and experiences; and to advocate for civil society rights; and hold authorities accountable. Moreover, these trained Governorate NGOs will also be instrumental as delivery agents within the context of the federal system that to be implemented in the near future as part of the recommendations of the National Dialogue Conference outcomes. The project is financed by UNDP, OCHA and Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) with total budget of US$ 4,986,000 over a period of thirty months.

The signing ceremony was attended by officials from the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, Environmental Protection Authority, Humanitarian Forum Yemen and UNDP.

Contact Information

Mr. Fuad Ali, Team Leader, UNDP-Yemen Mobile: (+967) 712 222 330; e-mail: fuad.ali@undp.org for the 3rd National Communication Project and

Ms. Aleen Hamza, Action Team Leader mobile (+967) 712 222 332; email aleen.hamza@undp.org for NGOs Capacity Building Project.