UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian, and development projects around the world. UNOPS provides project management, procurement, and infrastructure services to governments, donors, and UN organizations.
Currently, UNOPS is implementing two emergency projects: Yemen Integrated Urban Services Emergency Project “an integrated multi-sector project” to restore and improve access to public social services in urban areas, including water and sanitation, solid waste management and electricity; and Yemen Emergency Electricity Access Project “a solar energy project” to provide improved access to electricity in rural and peri-urban areas of Yemen.
UNOPS signed an agreement for a $ 150 million project to restore access to critical urban services in selected cities within the Republic of Yemen and $ 50 million projects to improve access to electricity in rural and peri-urban areas in Yemen.
The Yemen Integrated Urban Services Emergency Project is funded by a grant from IDA (World Bank’s International Development Association), the World Bank’s fund for the world’s poorest countries, and implemented by UNOPS. The three- year project aims to support 1.4 million Yemenis: 600,000 Yemenis with access to rehabilitated water and sanitation services, rehabilitate 400 kilometers of urban roads, restore 60,000 megawatt hours of energy generation, and create 1.5 million days of skilled and non-skilled employment and will include 19 cities from across the country.
The Yemen Emergency Electricity Access Project is funded by a grant from IDA, the World Bank’s fund for the world’s poorest countries, and implemented by UNOPS. The three-year project aims to restore electricity supply to 200,000 households (Women – Men), 400 health facilities and 800 schools (Girls- Boys). The project will be implemented in collaboration with the local private sector, including micro-finance institutions, solar equipment suppliers and installers. Working with the Yemeni private sector will help create hundreds of jobs.
To learn more about UNOPS work in Yemen, please visit the UNOPS website: https://www.unops.org/yemen