Launching Event of Promoting Human Security Through Sustainable Resettlement in Zambia funded by United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security
On 2nd October 2019, Mr. Stephen Mwansa, Permanent Secretary of the Office of the Vice President, Mr. Toshio Sugiura, Chargé d’Affaires ad Interim of Japan to the Republic of Zambia, Ms. Pierrine Aylara, UNHCR Country Representative, Mr. Lionel Laurens, UNDP Country Representative, among others, attended the launching event of “Promoting Human Security Through Sustainable Resettlement in Zambia” funded by United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security.
The Government of Japan has extended a grant of 800 thousand US Dollars to United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security for its Project of “Promoting Human Security Through Sustainable Resettlement in Zambia” which will be implemented by UNDP and UNHCR. The funds will be utilized i) to strengthen capacity development of Department of Resettlement in managing resettlement schemes ii) to improve access to primary health care, water and sanitation (Health Security), and diversify livelihood opportunities(Economic Security, Environment Security, and Food Security) and iii) to facilitate tolerant, inclusive and integrated community with surrounding society.
In his speech at the ceremony, Mr. Sugiura introduced that Japan has been extending emergency assistance of humanitarian nature, on the one hand, and development assistance for the refugees to become self-reliant as well as for the recipient countries to achieve economic development, on the other, in parallel, as “the humanitarian and development nexus”. Mr. Sugiura also mentioned Japan would like to contribute to relevant international fora by utilizing our experience and knowledge.
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