Royal Norwegian Embassy donates NOK 100 million (US$ 17, 421,026) to support UNICEF/UNFPA Joint Programme on Right Based Approach to Adolescents and Youth Development in Ethiopia
What: Grant signing of NOK 100 million (US$ 17,421, 026) from the Royal Norwegian Embassy to support the joint UNICEF and UNFPA programme on rights-based approach to adolescent and youth development in Ethiopia (Phase II – 2014-2017).
When: Wednesday 4 June2014, time 9:30am.
Where: Elilly International Hotel, Addis Ababa.
Who: H.E. Mr. Odd-Inge Kvalheim, Ambassador, Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ethiopia; H.E Ato Berhanu Feyissa Director General, Federal HAPCO, Dr Peter Salama, UNICEF Representative to Ethiopia; Mr. Faustin Yao, UNFPA Representative to Ethiopia.
Why: About 33 per cent of Ethiopian population are aged 10-24 years, with nearly 22 per cent being adolescents aged between 10 and 19 years. Young people, in particular female youth, continually face risks such as poverty, HIV/AIDS infection, domestic violence, sexual harassment, and harmful traditional practices. To complement government’s efforts in addressing adolescent and youth issues, the joint UNICEF and UNFPA programme provides an integrated youth-friendly services on protection and promotion of rights related reproductive health services, HIV/AIDS prevention services, and livelihoods.
For further information, please contact:
UNICEF: Wossen Mulatu, Communication Officer, UNICEF Ethiopia,
Tel.: +251 115 184028, Mobile: +251 911 308483, email: wmulatu[@]unicef.org
UNFPA: Dursit Abdishekur, Programme Coordinator, Adolescent and Youth SRH,
Tel. +251-11-5444047; E-mail: abdishekur[@]unfpa.org
 National Youth Policy Implementation Status Assessment, MOWCYA in collaboration with UNICEF and UNFPA, December 2012, AA.