Posted by: africanpressorganization | 3 February 2010

Côte d’Ivoire / UNOCI launches second phase of 1000 microprojects




Côte d’Ivoire / UNOCI launches second phase of 1000 microprojects



ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, February 3, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The actors in the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) of ex-combatants, former militia members and young people at risk organized a two-day meeting to assess the first phase of 1000 microprojects programme, initiated by the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) to help the reintegration of 3,800 young people through the implementation of 520 projects throughout the country.


The main objective of the seminar was to highlight the achievements of the first phase and take corrective measures for the second, which will cost $1 million.


According to the chief of UNOCI’s DDR division, Ould Sidi Zahabi, “The seminar has been rich, due to the quality of the participants and the frankness of the debates”. The Prefect, the Integrated Command Centre (ICC), the National Programme for Community Reintegration and Rehabilitation (PNRRC), beneficiaries’ representatives, the civil service and UNDP took part in it.


It provided an opportunity to assess the number of beneficiaries, the targets, the priority areas, and highlight the issue of social cohesion within the groups of young people. In this regard, the chief of the division announced the imminent start of the second phase which will involve the women victims of the conflict and disabled people.



Mission of UN in Côte d’Ivoire


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