UNAMID hands over furniture, office equipment for native administration in North Darfur
On 2 September 2015, UNAMID handed over office furniture and equipment aimed at facilitating the work of the native administration across 18 localities in North Darfur. UNAMID’s Head of Office, Sector North, Mohamed El-Amine Souef, accompanied by the Mission’s senior military and police personnel, handed over the items to the Wali (Governor) of North Darfur, Abdul-Wahid Yusuf Ibrahim.
The hand over is part of the Darfur Capacity and Peace building project (DCPP) funded by the Government of Japan with the support of the African Union (AU) and UNAMID. It is implemented through the Nomadic Development Council and the United Nations Office for Project Service (UNOPS) and is aimed at creating an enabling environment for sustainable peace and coexistence in Darfur.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Souef said he believed that the provision of such infrastructural support will enhance the native administration role in resolving inter-communal disputes among tribes.
On his part, Mr. Ibrahim thanked UNAMID and the Government of Japan for the items and expressed the Government of North Darfur’s readiness to cooperate with UNAMID to achieve peace in Darfur.
The handover included 18 computers, 18 printers, five generators, five surface water tanks, five water pump machines, 18 office chairs and desks, 18 filing cabinets, 18 three-tier drawers and 18 sets of conference tables with 10 seats each.
The DCPP was developed collaboratively in 2010 by the Mission’s Civil Affairs, Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Liaison Sections.