Title: UN and EU to implement a natural resources management project in Sudan’s Darfur
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 05-12-2015, 10:01 PM
10:01 PM May, 13 2015
SudaneseOnline News-Khartoum Sudan
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United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and European Union (EU) has signed a joint agreement to implement a natural resources management project in East Darfur state.
UNOPS head, Chakib Belhassan, said in press statements after the ceremony on Monday that the project is funded by the EU and is implemented under the leadership of UNOPS, pointing out that UNEP and a group of 5 international and national NGOs (ZOA “group leader”, Al Massar, Tearfund, Merciful Hands and UMCOR) are implementing partners for this project in East Darfur state, noting that the project confirms the international commitment to preserve peace and to implement long-term development projects in Darfur
Sustainable use of natural resources can improve livelihoods and alleviate poverty of conflict-affected populations. As the lead agency for this project, UNOPS will work with the other partners to ensure the achievement of the three main results of the project related to policy development for the use of natural resources; rehabilitation of water points; and enhancing the capacities of local beneficiaries by applying techniques contributing to sustainable and productive use of natural resources.
For his part, the head of UE delegation in Sudan, Ambassador Tomas Ulicny, reconfirmed that providing development aid improves lives for millions of people by inspiring dialogue and creating conditions for transformation of their societies, noting that the security and stability are key prerequisites to success of any development intervention.
“Without a peaceful solution in Sudan, the European Union assistance will not be able to achieve its real potential which we are determined to provide to the Sudanese people.” Ulicny added
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