MONROVIA, LIBERIA-UN-women has commenced a three-day humanitarian visit of its innovative initiatives in Liberia.
A UN women release says Orange Foundation France Vice President, Ms. Elizabeth Tchoungui, and UN Women France Executive Director, Ms. Fanny Benedetti, are in Liberia and commenced visit yesterday, October 3, 2022.
The release said the two officials are undertaking a first-hand field-level assessment of the progress, and impact of the joint Orange Foundation and UN Women project.
They are also expected to hold bilateral meetings with beneficiaries as well as relevant stakeholders in Gbartala, Totota and Monrovia (Bong and Montserrado Counties), respectively.
According to the release, Orange Foundation France and UN Women Liberia are implementing the joint project to scale up innovative initiatives that leverage digital and mobile technologies, to enhance economic empowerment and resilience of rural women in Lofa, Bong, and Nimba Counties.
The project targets 1,200 women and youth, with technical support from Orange Foundation Liberia.
The overall project goal is to consolidate the results from ongoing innovative initiatives. The collaboration will allow UN Women Liberia to scale up and innovate across individual components of the erstwhile “Rural Women Economic Empowerment Joint Program” (JP RWEE) in Liberia.
The joint project with Orange Foundation France and UN Women Liberia will also support access to disaster risk reduction, financing, and insurance for rural women. Other project initiatives include climate-smart agricultural advisory on the Buy from Women digital platform, as well as provision of PAYGO solar asset financing and strengthening women’s skills in the energy sector.