New Delhi: On 01 September 2020, the Sudanese National Council for Literacy and Adult Education (NCLAE) and UNESCO signed the Agreement for supporting the project “Strengthening ILO TREE with Sheep & Goat Breeding Skills and Community Learning Centers” funded by the International Labor Organization (ILO). The ceremony took place in the Ministry of Education, the Project Implementation Unit, and was honored by H.E. Dr. Hamed Said, the General Secretary of the NCLAE, H.E. Mr. Pavel Kroupkine, the UNESCO Representative to Sudan, the Heads of Departments in NCLAE, and other distinguished people.
The project was entrusted to UNESCO in frameworks of the Programme “Building Capacity for Inclusive Service Delivery” (CAPISUD), funded by the African Development Bank, and being implemented by the Sudanese Ministry of Labor and Social development (MoLSD), who delegated to the ILO responsibility for the programme’s Outcome 3 “Sustainable community-based safety-net platforms in North Kordofan (NK) and White Nile (WN) states of Sudan”. UNESCO will establish 20 Community Learning Centers in NK and WN, and women associations to manage these CLCs. In addition to this, the audio-visual content will be developed for strengthening skills of rural women in sheep and goat breeding, and organized a set of capacity building sessions covering at least 600 rural women and girls.