UNDP Deputy Country Director heads state building and disaster management support mission to Galamdug State

Jul 24, 2017

David Akopyan, Deputy Country Director, and Galmudug Vice President H.E. Mohamed Hash Arabey, inaugurate the offices built by UNDP's Support to the Emerging Federal States Project © UNDP Somalia/2017

A United Nations Development Programme delegation headed by Deputy Country Director David Akopyan has this week visited Adaado, Galmudug State, attending the inauguration of new disaster management offices. On this occasion, UNDP officials discussed capacity building of the emerging Federal Member State in crisis response and coordination, as well as in disaster risk management. 

The delegation, which included members of the Support to Emerging Federal States Project, met with the Vice President of Galmudug State, Mr. Mohamed Hashi Arabey, together with high level State government officials, including Galmadug Acting Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Mr. Ilyas Hussein Mohamud. The team also met with members of the Humanitarian Aid, Disability and Drought Response Committee. 

Specific emphasis was placed on the necessity of proper planning and assistance to communities to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of a disaster, while ensuring the delivery of crucial life-saving operations.

The Support to Emerging States Project (StEFS) provides infrastructure building and institutional support to the four emerging Federal Member States, among which Galmudug, which lack basic facilities such as offices, meeting halls and technical equipment to carry out state functions. 

As a conclusion to the visit Mr. Akopyan officially handed over the new offices and conference hall facilities to the Galmudug Presidency. The new buildings were received by the Vice President of Galmudug, and will allow the the emerging state to carry out its resilience building and disaster management work more effectively.

The UNDP Support to Emerging Federal States Project is funded by the EU, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Japan and the United Kingdom.


Atul Shekhar, Project Manager, UNDP Support to Emerging Federal States Project (StEFS)

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