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UNOPS and Japan to repair community development centres in Djibouti

Japan is contributing $500,000 toward a UNOPS-implemented project to rehabilitate four centres damaged by Tropical Cyclone Sagar last year.

The centres sustained heavy structural damage, including collapsed roofs and walls, scattered debris, broken sanitary facilities, moisture in the lower floors and damaged electrical installations.

“We’re very committed to working with the government to improve the centres,” said Worknesh Gonet, Director, UNOPS Ethiopia.

The restored centres will effectively engage youth in educational and job-training activities so that they transition into economically self-sufficient adults.

Market-oriented skills training will be conducted in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency, as well as Djibouti’s Bureau of Labor and the National Employment Agency for Training and Professional Integration.

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