La résilience

Launch of the joint FAO/UNICEF/WFP German-funded project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mar 2020

In March 2020, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) officially launched in Goma (North Kivu) and Bukavu (South Kivu), in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the joint resilience programme funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), through the German Development Bank (KfW), for a total contribution of EUR 50 million (USD 54 million).

The programme was launched on 4 March in Goma and on 6 March in Bukavu, by the governors of North and South Kivu, the senior representatives of FAO, UNICEF and WFP, representatives of the respective provincial governments, and senior representatives of the Governments of Canada, Germany and Sweden, and other international cooperation organizations.

The delegation also travelled to Bukavu to see programme activities such as improving agricultural production through the farmer field school approach and post-harvest management thanks to the warehouses and drying area, and the support provided to the health centre to improve basic nutrition and social services.