UNAMID hands over women's center in west Jebel Marra, Central Darfur
UNAMID's Central Darfur office, on 30 May 2017, handed over a constructed women’s center and meeting hall to the local community in Nertiti, West Jebel Marra. The project, implemented as a Quick Impact Project (QIP) is part of the Mission’s continued efforts to empower women and improve their working environment and wellbeing.
Speaking at the occasion, Brigadier General Kamrul Islam, Commander, UNAMID Sector Central, noted that the women’s center is aimed at fostering peaceful coexistence and lasting peace among the people in the locality. He commended the cooperation that exists between UNAMID and the Government of Sudan, stating that it is “through shared vision that many achievements have been realized in the locality, through hard work and determination by the people of Sudan.”
In her remarks, Yousra El Ghorayeb, Civil Affairs Team Leader and representative of UNAMID’s QIPs Secretariat, Sector Central, explained that the project aims to address the pressing need for a common meeting place for women and is a platform for building confidence amongst the host community with regard to the Mission’s mandate. Ms. El Ghorayeb described the completed project as a good example of the cooperation between civil society, local authorities and UNAMID.
Hassabo Ahmed Musa, Acting Locality Commissioner, west Jebel Marra, who represented the local government at the handover ceremony, thanked UNAMID for constructing the center and for its continued support on other projects implemented in the locality.
The women's representative in Nertiti locality, Asha Abdallah, extended her gratitude to UNAMID for its continued support to women in the area and requested additional assistance with furnishing the newly constructed Women’s Center.
UNAMID has implemented around 120 QIPs in Central Darfur over the last five years.