Enhanced Rural Resilience Consultation Workshops were conducted in Aden and Sana’aAug 14, 2017
Sana’a, 13 August 2017 - Coordination Unit of the Enhanced Rural Resilience In Yemen (ERRY) Joint Program ERRY Joint Programme, which is supported by EU, Conducted “The Consultation Workshop for ERRY Phase II” in order to provide feedback to the ERRY Joint Programme Mid Term Review and discuss on the proposed activities for the scale-up that aims to expand ERRY interventions to cover more districts and beneficiaries in the targeted governorates of Hajjah, Hodeidah, Lahj, and Abyan. The workshop also aims to provide feedback on the ERRY JP Mid-term review report. Besides the four Participating UN Originations, i.e. UNDP, WFP, FAO and ILO, 65 implementing partners and key technical staff from national institutions in Aden and Sana’a participated to the event.
The workshop was inaugurated by opening remarks by Dr. Salah Al Haj, FAO Representative in Yemen on behalf of all Participating UN Organizations, who highlighted on the increased needs of resilience and food insecurity interventions to address the needs of vulnerable population in Yemen to overcome the consequences of the ongoing crisis.
During the workshop a brief summary was also delivered on the mid-term review findings and recommendations. The participants provided additional inputs on the midterm review findings and recommendations to improve further implementation of the ERRY programme. The Participants believe that the ERRY will eventually contributes to reduce vulnerability and strengthen resilience capacity of crisis-affected communities in Yemen through creation of sustainable livelihoods and access to basic essential services.
“ERRY JP is a challenge, a proof, and a lesson learned to everyone feeling skeptical of resilience projects success in Yemen during the current situation. The ongoing war is making more people more vulnerable as it erodes means of self-reliance and livelihoods. We emphasis on the importance of strengthening resilience which has both practical and strategic level. At a practical level, Resilience can complement the humanitarian interventions by protecting livelihood assets and creating livelihood opportunities of crisis affected households that are not targeted by the relief aid. At a strategic level resilience helps to make communities less vulnerable to political situation. The solar, social cohesion, livelihood and Cash for work through assets rehabilitation, and agricultural value chain activities conducted by ERRY joint programme has proved to have a long- term positive impacts on many families in Yemen. Said Dr. Salah Al Haj.
Enhanced Rural Resilience in Yemen (ERRY) Programme is a joint-initiative funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by FAO, ILO, UNDP and WFP in four governorates in Yemen i.e. Hajjah, Hodeidah, Lahj and Abyan. The three-year joint programme aims to enhance the resilience and self-reliance of crisis-affected rural communities through support to livelihoods stabilization, food security, local governance, social cohesion and improved access to sustainable energy. To contribute to the achievement of the overall objective, the ERRY programme has two inter-related objective i.e. 1) Communities are better able to manage local risks and shocks for increased economic self-reliance and enhanced social cohesion; and 2) Institutions are responsive, accountable and effective to deliver services, build the social contract and meet community identified need.Communications Officer
Mohammed Honinh, Communications Officer for Enhanced Rural Resilience PRogramme
Abdulkareem ALsabri, UNDP Yemen Communications Officer