Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (15 May 2022)-According to Walta, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the Ethiopian government signed a ten-million-dollar agreement to support a community-led solution for inclusive socio-economic resilience and long-term peace in conflict-affected areas of Ethiopia. The agreement was signed by KOICA Country Director, Ethiopia Office Lee Byunghwa, and Minister of Peace Benalf Andualem.

The project will run for four years, commencing in 2022, with the goal of improving social cohesion and economic resilience in displaced communities. It will also promote gender-responsive, community-based peace-building and rehabilitation processes, as well as enhanced access to sustainable livelihoods in certain areas.

Walta also mentioned Ten woredas in Ethiopia, five woredas in Oromia Regional State (Moyale, Gursum, Chinaksen, Doba, Gumbi Bordede), and five woredas in Somali Regional States will participate in the initiative (Shinele, Warder-Robday, Goljano, Moyale, Miesso). And the Project’s design, coordination, and implementation will be shared by KOICA and the Ministry of Peace.


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