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Climate Change Adaptation Interventions Improve Livelihoods in Anseba

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Eritrea coping with climate change. The UNDP funded climate change adaptation programme in water and agriculture in Anseba region has made tremendous strides.

By UNDP Eritrea,

The months of January and February are dry in Anseba, but one will not help notice an oasis in Fiza village around the banks of River Anseba.

Here, the people are busy in their farms, some preparing the farms for planting, others transferring tomato seedlings from the nursery to the farms, while others are weeding and spraying the almost mature crops. The citrus trees are heavy with fruit, while the mango trees are flowering. At the edge of the farms, Holstein Friesian cattle are grazing, while their calves moo in a distance. A young girl is singing as she tends to a clutch of chicks. Everybody seems to be excited and preoccupied about one activity or another. Continue reading Climate Change Adaptation Interventions Improve Livelihoods in Anseba

Youth with Special Needs Find Renewed Hope in Vocational Training

Eritrean youth with disabilities feel empowered by acquiring new skills through vocational training

By UNDP Eritrea,

Tsega Mekonen is 22 years and the chairperson for the Association of the Deaf in Anseba Region. She is one of the beneficiaries of the pottery training, which is facilitated by the National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEYS).

The training takes six months and by the time of interviewing her for this story, she had already been at the training centre for five months and one week.

Out of the 21 trainees in the pottery class 10 are deaf. Her group is the first to be trained in pottery craft in Eritrea. According to NUEYS, there is demand for clay products in Keren, the capital of Anseba region and Asmara, Eritrea’s capital. Continue reading Youth with Special Needs Find Renewed Hope in Vocational Training

Vocational Training to Enhance Employment Skills for Eritrean Youth

The youth employment skills project in Eritrea that was scaled-up form a pilot project (2007 to 2011) is now fully enhancing the capacity of various vocational training institutions and equip the youth with work skills.

By UNDP Eritrea,

The National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEYS) is equipping the youth with vocational skills to help them engage in economic activities and access employment. The trainings are facilitated through the youth employment skills development project in all the six regions of Eritrea. Currently 198 trainees from Keren town and its environs in Anseba region, Eritrea, have benefited from training in graphics, videography, metalwork, woodwork, pottery and electricity installation. Continue reading Vocational Training to Enhance Employment Skills for Eritrean Youth