The Ministry of Peace and UN in Ethiopia launched a joint project on Inclusive Governance and Conflict Management to support the Government of Ethiopia.
The project seeks to help kick-start a national process for an inclusive development of a peacebuilding strategy to tackle internal displacement among others.
The joint intervention will focus on supporting Ethiopia to resolve key conflict factors and ensure national ownership of peacebuilding priorities. It also seeks to reduce regional and local level conflict and facilitating communal level social cohesion.
The joint initiative is funded by the UN Peace Building Fund and will benefit from the expertise of various UN agencies such as UNDP, IOM, UN WOMEN and UNESCO.
The Ministry of Women and Children Affairs and the Ministry of Education will also play critical roles in the implementation of the project which will be coordinated by the Ministry of Peace on behalf of the Ethiopian Government.
Mr. Aeneas Chuma, UN Resident Coordinator and UN Humanitarian Coordinator, said, “For Ethiopia to succeed the crucial reforms that are underway need to be sustainable, and this requires peace and more importantly peacebuilding.”
“For us in the UN system, prevention and peacebuilding is not just about conflict; it encompasses all type of crises that cause significant human suffering and setbacks to peace and development, “Mr. Chuma said.