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We are on the Island of Idjwi, where 250 beneficiaries are engaged in labour-intensive work which will last two months. The work involves restoring the soil’s fertility over several areas of rolling farmland and building agricultural terraces, designed to withstand erosion.
Funded to the tune of $18 million for a five years period by the Canadian government, the Programme to Combat Impunity, Support Victims of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Empowerment of Women in the East of the DRC took stock of its four years of life. This was an opportunity to review the results achieved during 2016 as well as to validate the Programme's annual work plan for 2017
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has just completed its first national report which clearly establishes its targets and indicators prioritized with respect to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Deputy Prime Minister in Charge of the Postal Service and Telecommunications, Thomas Luhaka officially launched this national report contextualizing and prioritizing the SDGs in the DRC on Friday, 18 November in the presence of Ministers, Ambassadors, and delegates from the private sector and civil society
What connects a cup of coffee, tackling conflict, the pursuit of excellence and the conservation of the environment? To find out, you will have to ask the 2,300 coffee producers at the Kawa Maber cooperative in Ituri ! In the wake of the deadly conflicts between the Lendu and the Hema that destabilized the province of Ituri until 2003, UNDP launched a socio-economic reintegration programme linked to the development of the coffee sector in 2005.
On Tuesday, 6 December, the four winning artists of the ‘Art against Poverty’ competition officially received their awards from the Secretary General for Higher and University Education, the UNDP Country Director, the Director of the Academy of Fine Arts and the Director of the French Institute of Kinshasa.
The Ministry of Justice and Human Rights organised an open day on Friday the 2nd of December as part of the celebration of World AIDS day. This was in honour of the efforts made to promote a legal framework favourable to people infected and affected by HIV, as well as certain marginalised populations
Survivors of sexual violence find support through the Tupinge Ubakaji programme.
One of the biggest obstacles to improving the living conditions of the Congolese people is access to financial services. Nearly 55 percent of the population is classed as “financially excluded”, and potential borrowers are often unable to provide the guarantees required to receive credit.
Five UN Volunteers are initiating volunteering projects ranging from literacy promotion to income-generating activities in partnership with local associations and NGOs in the Democratic Republic of Congo.