On February 23rd the ceremonial opening of the new renovated water distribution system was held in Huluka, Sidama in Ethiopia. The Czech ambassador in Ethiopia Karel Hejč was present, as well as Ato Aklilu Adelo, the chief of Sidama region, Ato Aberu Dekamu, director of the water distribution office, other representatives of Czech embassy, Czech Development Agency and the project partners - People In Need Foundation, Aquatest and Ircon companies. Many local authorities and hundreds of citizens from Huluka were also there to celebrate.
Senior home care is very important in Moldova, among other reasons for example because of the massive emigration that has left many seniors without close relatives to take care of them. The newly opened Homecare Centre will provide senior population access to basic medical and social services in their home environment. The centre was funded by Czech Development Agency with collaboration of Charitas Czech Republic and Moldovan NGO AO Homecare.
From 29 February until 3 March a crucial part of a peer review evaluation of the Official Development Assistance of the Czech Republic is taking place in Prague. Through the peer review process a group of representatives of the Development Assistance Committee of the Organization for Economic and Co-operation Development (DAC OECD) evaluates Czech development policies and the system of the Czech ODA. The evaluation is the first one since the Czech Republic joined DAC in 2013 and will last for 6 months.
Video 300 seconds in the Czech Development Agency informs about the activities of the CzDA and development projects of the Czech Republic in the world. Find out how the main aim of the Czech Official Development Assistance - ending poverty in all its forms (SDG #1) - is connected to other current phenomena such as the highly discussed topic of migration.
Czech Republic is going to provide assistance through Czech Development Agency's resources to people affected by extensive drought in Ethiopia which has been caused by the El Niño phenomenon. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Mr. Lubomír Zaorálek, approved the assistance of 5 million CZK. The assistance will be provided by the World Food Programme (WFP) before the end of 2015.
Implementers of Czech development activities acknowledged by the Ministry of Health and the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova
Ministry of Health and the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova awarded the HomeCare Association for development activities that are being implemented in cooperation with Caritas Czech Republic and with the support of the Czech Development Agency. The Association won the award for activities aimed at preventing and treating diabetes.