June 17, 2019 (MOI) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has re-affirmed
its commitment toward finalisation of the consolidated Project Document for
Project Document was 4-5 year intervention plan for the state to be implemented
in collaboration with UNDP to support Gov. Willie Obiano in achieving his
mission and vision for the state.
Environment Unit, Mr Muyiwa Odele on behalf of the Resident Representative, Mr
Fredrick Ampiah said this during a 2-Day Review Meeting at UN House, Abuja.
to Odele, the review is to ensure that the document is in compliance with UNDP
would also ensure that both parties were in mutual agreement with the
modalities of the document.
also explained that the document would reflect the pillars as represented in
the 9th Country Programme for 2018-2022.
pillars are Governance, Peace and Security, Inclusive Growth and Environmental
Sustainability and Resilience.
added that the programmes highlighted in the document must align with
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and must be specific to produce expected
results on implementation.
Procurement Unit, Mrs Rose Plang noted the importance of Anambra State
Government to identify and clearly capture areas that would require UNDP’s
support in terms of procurement.
she said would guard against delay that might follow administrative processes
during the implementation phase.
Maureen Chukwurah and Mr Uche Buchi, Heads Inclusive Growth and Monitoring
/Evaluation Units also explained that the objective of the review was to ensure
that the indicators speak to the intervention areas, UNDP Corporate statements
as well as Anambra State Government overall goals.
Veronica Obiuwevbi, a UN Volunteer said that the UN Volunteer System was a
platform that enabled government and individuals to chart career paths for
young people, given the rate of unemployment in the country.
noted that Anambra was being considered because of its outstanding relationship
with the UN over the years.
is also because Gov. Willie Obiano’s administration has proved in many ways its
commitment toward developing the skills of its youths.
therefore, have no doubt that the state will do very well if it keys in.’’
reviewing the UNDP template used to draft the Project Document, Mr Odele agreed
with the Programme Manager in the State Mrs Nneka Onwudiwe that loopholes
identified would be improved upon at stakeholders meeting scheduled to take
place in Awka. (MOI)