The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director, Mr. Sultan Hajiyev, visited the Toyota Libya F.Z.C Training Center in Misrata to witness the learning process of the trainees sponsored by the EU-funded UNDP project for resilience.
An agreement signed by UNDP and Toyota Libya F.Z.C. last June brought 17 young people from across Libya (Tripoli, Misrata, Sabratha, Azzawia, Sokna, Murzuq, Benghazi, Ubari and Derna), including internally displaced persons (IDP’s), to participate in a three-month vocational training on car maintenance and repairs, computer skills and English.
This visit stands as a follow-up to the recent meeting of Mr. Mourad Wahba, UNDP Director of the Regional Bureau for Arab States, with Sumitomo Corporation, which is the shareholder of Toyota Libya F.Z.C. in Tokyo, and reinforces UNDP’s commitment to engage with the private sector for job creation.
Accompanied by the trainers, the Corporate Division Manager for Toyota Libya, Mr. Abdulrahiem Muftah walked the delegation through the facilities and classrooms: “Thank you very much for travelling all the way from Tripoli to Misrata to visit our Toyota Libya Head Office and our Training Center. We are always looking forward to more cooperation with UNDP,” he stated.
During the visit, Mr. Hajiyev had the opportunity to interact with the trainees. “It is a pleasure for me to see the work in action at Toyota Libya head office. These young people are learning from Toyota’s 73 years of innovation, which provides perfect examples of resilience and success based on their corporate philosophy and strong principles,” said UNDP Country Director.
This activity is part of “Strengthen Local Capacity for Resilience and Recovery” project implemented in coordination with the Ministry of Local Governance, municipalities of Tripoli, and the local governments of Sabratha, Sebha, Murzuq, Benghazi and Al Kufra. Its aim is to help authorities restore local economies, service delivery and community security, as well as provide livelihoods opportunities.
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This project is implemented in the framework of the €90 million programme "Managing mixed migration flows in Libya through expanding protection space and supporting local socioeconomic development" financed by the North of Africa Window of the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa. The main objective of this programme is to comprehensively reinforce protection and resilience of migrants, refugees and host communities in Libya while supporting an improved migration management along the migration routes in the country.