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Ms. Noura Hamladji, Country Director for UNDP in Libya, tells us in this blog about the meaning of stabilization within the Libyan context and how UNDP is helping the people of Libya through sustainable development solutions such as solar power.
French Ambassador to Libya, H.E. Ms. Brigitte Curmi, and Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Libya, Ms. Maria do Valle Ribeiro, signed an agreement to increase support to the Stabilization Facility for Libya.
The Strengthening Local Capacity for Resilience and Recovery in Libya project of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), funded by the European Union, has concluded in partnership with the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), the EU Delegation to Libya, the EU Border Assistance Mission in Libya (EUBAM) and the EU Liaison and Planning Cell (EULPC), a workshop with the Libyan Ministry of Interior (MoI) and personnel of the Hai Al-Andalus Police Station. The objective was to stablish a road map for the center, which is to become the first ‘Model Police Station’ (MPS) in Libya.
This year’s theme for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, “Answering the Call to End Poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies”, celebrates the 25 year anniversary of the creation of this international day and the idea behind it: that hunger, lack of education, and violence are not inevitable. That extreme poverty must be something we all strive to eradicate.
The Mayor of the Municipality of Sirte, Mokhatar Khalifa Al-Madani; the member of Sirte Municipal Council in charge of education, Saleh Saleh, and the director of the Educational Services Office in Sirte, Muftah Ageela, together with representatives from the Information and International Cooperation offices, officially inaugurated Al Fath Primary School, after reconstruction work undertaken by the Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL).
The Stabilization Facility for Libya implemented by UNDP repaired a key power station located in the Al-Laithi district to lessen the load on the main grid. This station was badly damaged during the clashes, and needed swift rehabilitation.
The Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL), led by the Government of National Accord and implemented by UNDP rehabilitated the Ubari General Hospital which today is the only public hospital functioning in its full potential in the region.
UNDP and UNSMIL organized a two-day workshop in Tunis to address issue of arbitrary/prolonged detention in Libya in the framework of national reconciliation.
More than 40 Libyan stakeholders, including mayors, municipal representatives, officials, prosecutors, representatives of the judicial police and civil society, participated in the workshop.
UNDP Libya and Tatweer Research have reached an agreement to partner and invest in the development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Libya. This first-of-its-kind landmark project, part of a three-year EU-funded initiative to be implemented by UNDP, aiming to help local authorities in Libya to improve access to essential services, create jobs and commercial opportunities, and increase security for its people.
Alhaj Ali used to study at Althanwya High School which was badly damaged during the clashes in Ubari in 2014. The school was closed and now he is temporary a student at the Jeel Al-Sa’ad School. The renovation undertaken by the Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) led by the Government of National Accord and implemented by UNDP will allow Alhaj go back to his school, Althanwya, for the next academic year.
A two-day workshop addressing internal displacement issues within a national reconciliation framework concluded last Thursday in Tunis. Organized by UNDP and UNSMIL, the training drew participants from the Supreme Committee for the Return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to discuss the establishment of a resettlement commission, reparation programs and funding mechanisms that could improve relations and mutual understanding between displaced persons and outreach mechanism.
The Civil Defense Unit is the only institution in Benghazi that responds to natural and man-made disasters. Its role became vital as the crisis in Libya became worse. With UNDP support, The Stabilization Facility for Libya has renovated the dormitories of the Civil Defense Unit of the Libyan National Safety Authority.
Seven communications officers from Kikla, Obari, Sabha and Sirte municipalities have completed a specialized training in strategic communication held in Tripoli from 14 to 17 August. Organized by the Stabilization Facility for Libya project (SFL), led by Government of National Accord (GNA) and implemented by UNDP, the four-day workshop brought the participants the opportunity to learn more about how to communicate with the citizens.
“Missiles had fallen on the building destroying many offices and treatment areas. The electrical system was damaged as well, and the furniture was ruined. A lot of equipment was stolen. We were devastated,” declared a medical physicist, Dr. Hussein Alfaituri. Determined to reopen and begin treating patients again, the hospital set out the rehabilitation's works with the help of the Stabilization Facility for Libya project supported by UNDP.