UNAMID trains South Darfur women in making fuel-efficient stoves
UNAMID's Gender Advisory Unit in Nyala, South Darfur, recently concluded a two-month capacity-building programme for women on making fuel-efficient stoves in Kateela locality. More than 1,000 women benefited from the training, which is part of the Mission’s Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) programme. The programme incorporated dual objectives of protecting the environment as well as minimizing possible security risks to which Darfuri women are exposed to while collecting firewood.
Addressing the gathering, Berhanemeskel Nega, Head of Office, UNAMID Sector South, underscored the importance of empowering women to enable them to take care of their families. “UNAMID stands ready to support the local community and enhance cooperation with the state Government to ensure progress on the path of peace building, reconciliation and peaceful coexistence, which are the foundations of any developed community,” he said.
Addressing the participants, Aisha Hanno, State Minister of Social Welfare, emphasized the need for women to use the learning acquired to train other women in their communities so that the skills can cascade to all levels of society.
Omer Mawla, Locality Commissioner, Kateela locality, expressed his appreciation for the Mission's continuous support to women's groups in the locality and affirmed that the project will contribute positively to environment preservation in the area.
Kalotom Hussein, Head, Women’s Union, Kateela locality, requested more support from UNAMID for women-focused projects in the area, particularly the construction of a women’s centre.