SPARK Yemen Partner with UNDP and Yemeni Government
Sana’a – On the 3rd of April UNDP and the Yemeni Government, represented by Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation and the Ministry and Industry and Trade agreed on the second phase of the Youth Economic Empowerment Project (YEEP). YEEP is a multi-funded project with contributions from SPARK and other partners (UNDP/Silatech/Goverments of Korea, Japan and the Netherlands). With a total budget of USD 10,514,00 for two years, the project aims to support the Government and the People of Yemen during the unprecedented transition, addressing youth unemployment as one of the root causes of the 2011 conflict.
Firas Deeb, Country Manager for SPARK Yemen was present at the ceremony and emphasised the importance of enhancing a strong partnership between the Yemeni government and the main actors supporting the implementation of YEEP project. This partnership would ensure getting good results on the ground in urban centers and rural conflict-affected areas, foster revitalisation of the economy of Yemen and support the youth in becoming actors of their own development.
The project agreement was signed by H.E. Dr. Mohammad Al-Saadi, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, H.E. Dr. Saad al-Din Ali Bin Talib, Minister of Inductry and Trade, and Mr. Paolo Lembo, UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative.