Ambassador Sobashima attends Learning Event of Female Youth Livelihood and Nutrition Enhancement Project (FYNEP)


      A learning event of Female Youth Livelihood and Nutrition Enhancement Project (FYNEP) funded by Japan Social Development Fund operated by World Bank, which will soon be completed, took place at Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka on 12th June 2018. FYNEP was implemented by Concern Worldwide which has its headquarters in Ireland.
     At the learning event, Mr. Hidenobu Sobashima, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Zambia, Mr. Richard Mwape, Country Manager, Concern Worldwide Zambia, and Dr. Musonda Rosemary Sunkutu, Senior Population, Health and Nutrition Specialist, World Bank delivered the speeches at the opening part, followed by the presentation by the FYNEP participants of their achievements.
     FYNEP has contributed to the improvements of the nutrition status and livelihood opportunities in Limulunga and Kaoma District in Western Province of Zambia. FYNEP benefited a total of more than 7,000 girls and women of ages between 10 and 21.
     To read the speech made by Ambassador Sobashima at this event, please click here.
     The Government of Japan contributed 10 billion Japanese Yen or about 95 million US Dollars to the World Bank in June 2000, for the Bank to provide grants in support of community-driven development and poverty reduction projects that empower the poorest and most vulnerable groups not reached by other programs and improve their lives through direct benefits. A grant of about 3 million US Dollars was extended from the Japan Social Development Fund in the World Bank for the implementation of FYNEP.