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MEP Hayes Hosts EU Conference on Future Development of Eritrea

“By bringing everyone together for this conference, positive outcomes can be achieved” – MEP Brian Hayes

(L-R) Ms Christine Umutoni (UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Representative in Eritrea); John Weakliam (CEO of VITA); MEP Brian Hayes; Minister Yemane Gebremeskel and Hans Stausboll (Head of EuropeAid)

By MEP Brian Hayes,

Dublin MEP Brian Hayes on Monday hosts a conference in the European Parliament on the future development of Eritrea. MEP Hayes who is a member of the European Parliament’s Development Committee was joined in Brussels by Eritrean Minister Yemane Gebremeskel.

Ambassadors and officials from a number of countries including Ireland, the UK, Germany and Sweden attended the conference. Continue reading MEP Hayes Hosts EU Conference on Future Development of Eritrea

MEP Hayes Concludes Visiting Cutting Edge Irish Partnerships Projects in Eritrea

Irish Member of Parliament Brian Hayes have concluded his 5-days Eritrea visits aimed at observing several cutting-edge Irish government sponsored agricultural programs.

By Teagasc,

Irish MEP Brian Hayes is visiting Eritrea this week, where Irish Aid, Teagasc and Irish development partner Vita have forged a partnership that delivers next generation, knowledge- led programmes.

“Over the past 5 years Ireland has committed over €500,000 to projects in Eritrea,” Mr Hayes notes. “It is great to get the opportunity to visit Eritrea and see first-hand these programmes in action. I believe that enabling sustainable livelihoods is a critical factor in determining Eritrea’s future.” Continue reading MEP Hayes Concludes Visiting Cutting Edge Irish Partnerships Projects in Eritrea

Irish Experts in Eritrea for Pioneering Dairy and Potato Programmes

A pilot diary and potato programme in Eritrea with the collaboration of Irish NGOs Vita, Teagasc, Gorta and Séamus Crosse are part of the ambitious, large scale national potato and diary programme.

By Teagasc,

A senior delegation led by Irish NGO Vita and including Teagasc and Gorta/SHA is travelling to Eritrea at the weekend to build on the partnership between these agencies and the Eritrean Government.

They will be evaluating the impact of a model dairy programme and a model potato programme set up last year.

The delegation includes the Director of Teagasc, Professor Gerry Boyle, with Dr. Lance O’Brien, Teagasc’s Head of Foresight and Strategy, alongside Gorta/Self Help Africa CEO Ray Jordan, as well as Vita Chairman Séamus Crosse and CEO John Weakliam.  Continue reading Irish Experts in Eritrea for Pioneering Dairy and Potato Programmes