Left to right: H.E Berhanu Feyissa, Deputy Commissioner of the Federal Civil Service Commission and Turhan Saleh, UNDP Ethiopia Resident Representative


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has handed over PPEs as well as ICT tools and equipment worth over US$930,000 to support critical business continuity of Ethiopia’s public service during the COVID19 pandemic.

The handover is part of UNDP’s global COVID19 response where, as the SDGs Integrator within the UN System, the emphasis is on helping countries to prevent, manage and more importantly to mitigate impacts of the pandemic, as highlighted in the latest “Beyond Recovery: Towards 2030” publication. Here in Ethiopia, UNDP led a UN exercise to Assess the Socio-Economic Impact of the Pandemic on the Country that calls on an integrated and whole of government approach, and avoid artificial demarcation between response and recovery as well as between the health, humanitarian and socio-economic dimensions of this pandemic.

The COVID19 response items were handed over to the Federal Civil Service Commission on behalf of the Government of Ethiopia, to be distributed to 34 Ministries and other public agencies including the Ministry of Health, the Ministry Peace, the Police Commission and several Regional States as well as local manufacturing industries industrial parks).

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