Japan supplementary funds target peace, stability, crisis response in Africa

Mar 17, 2015

In Guiguih, in South Mauritania, women's livelihoods have been improved thanks to a Japan funded recovery project. ©UNDP

New York - The Government of Japan has contributed USD 26.5 million towards the work of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Africa, focusing on preventing and responding to crises. 

The funding will support a number of UNDP projects across the region, including helping to stop Ebola and boosting recovery efforts, restoring stability and livelihoods along the borders of the Sahel region, and enhancing resilience and preparedness in countries affected by instability such as South Sudan and Cameroon, which is hosting large numbers of refugees from the Central African Republic and Nigeria.

“Africa is progressing but that road isn’t without its setbacks,” said the Director of UNDP in Africa, Abdoulaye Mar Dieye. “The key is to make sure the areas that remain fragile, or those that are threatened with instability, can quickly get back on their feet and build a more sustainable development process”.

Japan is a key strategic partner for UNDP in Africa through the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD). TICAD has played a critical role in raising global awareness on African development since 1993 and continues to promote sustainable development, inclusive and resilient societies, and the promotion of peace, stability, and human security across the continent.

Contact information

In New York: Nicolas Douillet nicolas.douillet@undp.org

In Tokyo: Toshiya Nishigori toshiya.nishigori@undp.org

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