USAID allocates over $4M for wellness activities in Azerbaijan
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 4
By Zeyni Jafarov – Trend:
Three more projects are being implemented in Azerbaijan that is part of USAID’s global COVID19 Response, USAID representative office in Azerbaijan told Trend.
"USAID has now provided over $4 million to support Azerbaijan’s response to the immediate and longer-term health and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic," the message said. "These funds have contributed to the provision of food and hygiene supplies to over 7,000 vulnerable families or individuals across the country; communications to educate people on steps they can take to prevent and respond to the spread of the virus."
"Several projects are also being implemented in Azerbaijan," the message said. "This project with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) supports local communities and projects to foster community cohesion and resilience, with a special focus on youth and women."
"The project aims to keep youth positively engaged in and contributing to their communities," the message said. "Under this project, USAID and IOM have trained more than 190 young people from vulnerable groups across the country on computer skills, English language, accounting and finance, and business management; held three job fairs for 750 vacancies attended by almost 1,000 young people, and supported the activities of the government Youth Houses and centers across the country."
‘Empowering Civil Society Organizations for Transparency’ project has helped train more than 200 members of civil society organizations (CSOs) on various topics, including how to support government efforts to increase their transparency and services to the public. The project has also worked with the Ministry of Justice to train 120 members of CSOs on how to meet the government reporting requirements related to efforts to prevent money laundering and financing of terrorism through CSOs.
USAID has allocated more than $377 million to the US since 1991 as humanitarian aid to support the health sector, as well as economic and democratic reforms in the country.