East Africa

East Africa

The overall objective of the project is to strengthen civil society organisations’ capacity to hold public authorities to account and to promote more inclusive, responsive and transparent governance in Rwanda. More specifically the project will aim to promote the effective participation of small scale farmers (particularly women) and civil society organisations in the development, implementation and monitoring of agricultural policies and strategies.
Enhancing the capacity and participation of small scale farmers and civil society organisations in decision-making and governance processes related to sustainable agriculture and food security in Rwanda.
The overall objective of the project is to strengthen civil society organisations’ capacity to hold public authorities to account and to promote more inclusive, responsive and transparent governance in Rwanda. More specifically the project will aim to promote the effective participation of small scale farmers (particularly women) and civil society organisations in the development, implementation and monitoring of agricultural policies and strategies.
The focus of this Fourth Progress Report is on the effectiveness of nutrition related interventions and on the progress towards the Commission’s commitments on nutrition: to support partner countries to reduce the number of stunted children under the age of five by at least 7 million by 2025; and to allocate EUR 3.5 billion to nutrition between 2014 and 2020.
Commission Decision adopting an individual measure in favour of Eritrea to be financed from the 11th European Development Fund
More than 350 million saplings were planted all over Ethiopia on July 29th, shattering the previous record for the largest number of trees planted in a single day.
This EU contribution will help Ethiopia "grow greener" by reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, said "Environmental sustainability and climate action are critical to achieving Ethiopia’s ambitious growth and development objectives. The EU’s €36 million contribution will help two key sectors – forestry and industry – to become more sustainable and mitigate the consequences of climate change".
Commission Decision on the financing of the annual action programme 2018 in favour of Uganda - Green Economy
Commission Decision on the individual measure in favour of Uganda to be financed from the 11th European Development Fund
The European Commission has adopted today seven new programmes and additional funds for two existing projects, worth €99.5 million. They will support ongoing efforts to help the most vulnerable people in the Horn of Africa. Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, said: "The Horn of Africa has an unprecedented opportunity to shore up peace and stability throughout the region. The nearly €100 million we have approved today will support vulnerable communities, contributing therefore directly to that peace and stability."

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