The programme is funded by the European Union, managed by UNOPS and implemented by IGAD, IOM, TMEA and UNOPS. The digital health solutions component is co-funded by the German Government and independently managed and implemented by GIZ.
STRUCTURE AND PARTNERS
GIZ, IOM, TMEA, UNICEF and UNOPS
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The European Union is the programme donor, funding the €60 million action in response to requests from support by the IGAD member states to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Member States of the European Union have decided to link together their know-how, resources and destinies. Together, they have built a zone of stability, democracy and sustainable development whilst maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms. The European Union is committed to sharing its achievements and its values with countries and peoples beyond its borders.
UNOPS is the programme manager and has set up a dedicated Programme Management Unit (PMU) in Djibouti to oversee the regional implementation of the programme. The PMU is responsible for programme and stakeholder management, fiduciary management, results management, and risk management. UNOPS oversees programme activities through partners who will implement specific and specialized components of this programme. UNOPS is also implementing activities under Objective 2 and Objective 3 of the programme to procure and deliver critical medical supplies and establish health infrastructure at cross-border areas.
UNOPS provides infrastructure, procurement and project management services to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development.
The digital health solutions component of this programme, Objective 4, is co-funded by the German Government and managed and implemented by GIZ.
As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, GIZ is dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world.
IGAD is implementing Objective 1 of this programme to increase their capacity to coordinate national responses. IGAD is supporting the programme by coordinated programme implementation with Member States and building their capacity to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
IGAD's mission is to promote regional cooperation and integration to add value to Member States’ efforts in achieving peace, security and prosperity.
IOM is working to increase access to health and socio-economic support in Refugee Camps and Migrant Response Centers, as well as managing facilities to ensure borders are safe for trade under Objective 2 and Objective 3 of the programme.
IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
TRADEMARK EAST AFRICA (TMEA)
TMEA is working to ensure that borders and critical supply chains are safe for trade under Objective 3 of the programme.
TradeMark (Trade and Markets) East Africa is an aid-for-trade organisation that was established in 2010, with the aim of growing prosperity in East Africa through increased trade.
UNICEF is increasing access to health and socio-economic support for vulnerable groups under Objective 2 of the programme through priority interventions in: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Gender Based Violence prevention, Health and Risk Communication and Community Engagement.
UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence