Government and UNDAF analyze projects pending approval and funding

The Steering Committee in charge of the projects of the United Nations agencies (UNDAF) met with the Government on Monday, June 1, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, to determine the financing of approved plans in the period 2013-2014, which so far have not received any grant and those who still have not been approved by the committee.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs for International Relations and Cooperation, Agapito Mba Mokuy, chaired the meeting, which was also attended by the Resident Representative of the agencies of the United Nations system in Equatorial Guinea, Coumba Mar Gadio, and the heads of various Ministries involved in the development agenda of our country.

According to the document presented at the meeting, several of the projects have not been approved and others, if they have been, are not funded.

Among the approved projects are the Integrated Development Program for Education, Science, Technology and Mathematics in Equatorial Guinea; that of Local Development, presented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP); The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Support for National Statistical System, Information, Education and Communication; that of Support the for the Development of a National Youth Policy; the United Nations Fund for Children (UNICEF), concerning basic education, maternal and child health, HIV-AIDS, protection, monitoring the situation of children and women, etc.

The Steering Committee has adopted several other projects that are awaiting financing, such as Strengthening the Statistical Capacity for Monitoring the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); the National Program for Promotion of Human Rights; Transparency and the Fight against Corruption; the Planning and Implementation of the Horizon 2020 Plan; the National and Institutional Capacity in Civil Aviation; Strengthening the Global Framework for the Promotion of Women and Gender Equality, and the project on Popularization of Information Technology and Communication (TICGE).

Text and photos: Clemente Ela Ondo Onguene (D. G. Base Internet)

Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office

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