Posted by: africanpressorganization | 3 February 2010

Côte d’Ivoire / UNOCI assesses implementation of microprojects in savanes region





Côte d’Ivoire / UNOCI assesses implementation of microprojects in savanes region



ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, February 3, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The chief of the Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) Division of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), Mr. Sidi Ould Zahabi, carried out a field visit, on 30 and 31 January 2010, in Korhogo and Ferkessedougou, 580 and 587 km north of Abidjan respectively. The two-day mission was aimed at assessing the level of success and results of microprojects implemented in these areas to support the reintegration of ex-combatants, former militia members, young people at risk and women affected by the crisis.


During a meeting held on Saturday 30 January and attended by UNOCI staff, journalists and members of the monitoring committee, Mr. Ould Zahabi first explained the provisions in the 4th complementary accord of the Ouagadougou Political Agreement (OPA) related to DDR. With regard to the reintegration of ex-combatants which is the purpose of the 1000 microprojects initiative, he said that UNOCI had financed 520 projects, from which about 4000 young people throughout the country had benefited.


Messrs Ouattara Yssouf and Fofana Daouda, project manager in the Forces Nouvelles regional office for the management of demobilized soldiers in zone 10 and Director, Agri-Aménagiste, an NGO in charge of overseeing the microprojects in Korhogo, respectively, welcomed the good collaboration between the members of the monitoring committee and UNOCI’s support.


Mr. Soro Yaya, representative of Korhogo general council called for the local authorities to be involved in the management of the projects, considering the numerous requests they receive from young people at risk.



Mission of UN in Côte d’Ivoire


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