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Funding support to Burundi

As requested by Government of Burundi, India will provide funding support of US Dollar 1.20 million from the India-UN Development Partnership Fund for the project, “human capital development among youth in 6 provinces covering 30 municipalities in Burundi (Health, Social Cohesion, Entrepreneurship and E-commerce)”.

 The project aims to improve access to adolescent and youth sexual reproductive health care, promote entrepreneurship, e-commerce and economic empowerment initiatives among youth and prevent conflict and encourage peace building.  Considering that 86% of Burundi’s population is in the age group of 15 to 25,   this is one of the priority projects for the Government of Burundi.  The project will contribute to achieving SDG 3 (good health and well being), SDG 5 (Gender equality) and SDG 8 (decent Work and economic growth).

On this occasion, the Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj said,  “India is proud to partner with Burundi on this important project which is one of the Burundi Government’s top national development priorities.”  She added, “With a focus on youth, this project will improve access to reproductive health care, promote entrepreneurship culture and contribute to achieving peace building objectives”.

The India-UN Development Partnership Fund, established by the Government of India in June 2017, provides support to projects in developing countries that aim to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The Fund adheres to the principles of South-South cooperation and places a priority on national ownership and leadership, equality, sustainability, development of local capacity and mutual benefit. A total of US$ 150 million over the next decade has been committed by Government of India for the Fund which is managed by the UN Office for South-South Cooperation.

29 April 2024