Gov’t, UNOPS Sign Agreement for Recovery Project in Tigray Region

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July12, 2022 (ENA) The Government of Ethiopia signed today a third-party implementation agreement with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for the implementation of the World Bank-Financed Recovery Project in Tigray region.

The
project is part of the government’s national recovery program financed
by the World Bank with the name Response-Recovery-Resilience for
Conflict-Affected Communities in Ethiopia project, according to a
statement of Ministry of Finance.

Rebuilding
and improving access to basic services and climate-resilient community
infrastructure as well as improving access to multi-sectoral response
services for Gender-Based Violence (GBV) survivors in selected
conflict-affected communities in Ethiopia are objectives of the project.

Based
on the agreement with UNOPS, the agency will implement activities
identified under the first objective of the Project in the Tigray region
and the second objective of supporting gender based violence (GBV)
survivors will be implemented by another third-party implementer on
which negotiations between the agency and the government are taking
place.

UNOPS
will implement the activities of providing rapid response services to
communities in Tigray consulting the community, reconstructing basic
service providing infrastructures affected by the conflict in
consultation with the communities, and supporting community-level social
institutions

UNOPS
will implement the project in Tigray region until situations in the
region improved to enable the government to implement the project with
its own structure in which case, UNOPS will hand over activities to the
government, it was learned.

The agreement was signed by Finance Minister Ahmed Shide and Werknesh Mekonen representative of the UNOPS.

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