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UNAMID hands over women center to local community in West Jebel Marra, Central Darfur

Photo by Kone Mouroulaye, UNAMID.

On 30 May 2017, UNAMID Sector Central handed over a constructed Women’s Center and Meeting Hall to the local community in Nertiti, West Jebel Marra Locality in Central Darfur. 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, UNAMID Sector Central Commander, Brigadier General Kamrul Islam noted that the Women’s Center will foster 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 such cooperation and shared vision that many achievements have been realized in the locality, through hard work and determination by the people of Sudan.”

In her remarks, as representative of UNAMID’s QIP Secretariat, Ms. Yousra El Ghorayeb, Civil Affairs Team Leader in Sector Central, explained that the project aims to address pressing community needs for a common meeting place for women and is a platform for building confidence amongst the host community on 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.

The Acting Commissioner of Western Jebel Marra Locality, Mr. Hassabo Ahmed Musa, who represented local government at the handover ceremony, thanked UNAMID for constructing the Women’s Center and for the continued support from the Mission on other projects implemented in the locality.

The representative of Women in Nertiti Locality, Ms. Asha Abdallah, extended her gratitude to UNAMID for its continued support to women in Western Jebel Marra Locality and requested additional assistance with furnishing the newly constructed Women’s Center.

UNAMID has implemented around 120 Quick Impact projects in Central Darfur over the last five years.