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European Union and UNDP to support post-cyclone recovery in Mozambique

24/04/2020 - 11:25
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The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed in Maputo an agreement under which the EU will contribute with EUR 34.3 million to support the implementation of the Mozambique Recovery Facility, a five-year multi-partner Fund managed by UNDP in partnership with the Government of Mozambique.


The agreement is part of joint efforts to fast track post-cyclone recovery and to build resilience against future disasters in Mozambique. Actions under this initiative will address post-cyclones recovery and resilience, with focus on:

  • Rehabilitating community and public infrastructures;
  • Promoting economic opportunities and livelihoods for the affected population, in particular women and other vulnerable groups; and
  • Strengthening government capacity and national ownership.

The implementation will be coordinated with the Government of Mozambique’s Gabinete de Reconstrução to address the human and social aspects of the recovery process, UNDP has also been working with other UN agencies, among which the World Food Programme, International Labor Organization, UN Habitat, UN- Women and local NGOs, as well as with civil society groups and communities.

EU aim with this contribution is to build back better focusing on resilient infrastructure, and promote economic opportunities for sustainable development in the disaster affected areas, while addressing affected people´s needs.

Financing for today’s agreement formalizing EU support to the Recovery Facility has been made available since August 2019 and a lot has already been achieved under the Recovery Facility. Partners like Canada, China, India, Finland, Netherlands and Norway are also supporting the recovery efforts. The Recovery Facility runs interventions in the cyclone affected provinces of Sofala and Cabo Delgado and plans to extend its activities to Inhambane, Manica, Nampula, Tete and Zambézia.”

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