5th September 2019, Khartoum
An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident Representative of UNDP in the presence of Ms. Gwi-Yeop Son, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator at the Embassy of Korea for rolling out a project on promoting “resilience of communities” in Blue Nile State through interventions in agriculture, basic education, livestock, livelihoods, peacebuilding, and community socioeconomic assets. Supported by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) with in an amount of three millions US Dollars ; a two-year period has been set as the target for the implementation; targeting 67,672 direct beneficiaries in Blue Nile State.
this project is a joint project between UNICEF, FAO and UNDP with the Ministry of Agriculture as the main government counterpart alongside the Ministry of Education and other related government departments at federal and state levels.
The project aims to build community resilience through access to sustainable livelihoods, smart climate agriculture and socioeconomic/productive assets including farm machineries with enhanced access to quality basic education and alternative learning opportunities in improved learning environment while promoting social cohesion among different groups. This comes at a time when transitional government is emphasizing the need for local economic development and promotion of basic needs, especially in the states adjoining South Sudan.