[Sudan] UNIDO’s $2.7 million targets to boost livelihoods of 3,000 households
03-11-2017 08:00:52 | by: Bob Koigi | hits: 4721 | Tags:

The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), represented by Fabrizio Lobasso, Ambassador of Italy to Sudan, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), represented by Mohamed Elsayed Abdelmomen, UNIDO Country Representative in Sudan, have signed an agreement for the allocation of €2.25m for the implementation of a new project.

The “Fostering inclusive economic growth in Kassala State through agro-value chains development and access to financial services” project agreement was signed in the presence of Musa Mohamed Krama, Minister of Industry, and Sumia Idris Aked, State Minister of International Cooperation.

The project aims to contribute to the improvement of livelihoods, food and nutrition security of around 3,000 local households, especially targeting women and young people in Kassala State, Sudan.

With a duration of 36 months, the project endeavours to create sustainable job opportunities and to foster inclusive economic growth in the target areas. AICS and UNIDO will work closely with public institutions, local community-based organizations and the private sector through this project.

The project builds on the results and recommendations developed from a UNIDO-FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization) initiative known as “Integrated Food Security Project in Kassala State”, funded by the Canadian Government and carried out over the period 2011-2014.

The joint project addresses SDG1, Ending poverty in all its forms everywhere, SDG5, Achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls and SDG9, Building resilient infrastructures, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.