Cairo (UNA-OIC) – The Board of Directors of the Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND) on Tuesday held its periodic meeting, which was chaired by AGFUND President Prince Abdulaziz bin Talal bin Abdulaziz, to discuss several topics and approve financing a number of projects that were presented during the meeting.
The Board reviewed AGFUND’s achievements for the first half of 2021, taking into consideration the rough year the world went through due to the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic. It also discussed the proposals submitted by several UN, international, and non-governmental organizations, such as the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and Helen Keller International.
The Board approved several projects which were consistent with the funding conditions and criteria of AGFUND. These projects contribute the most to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and meet the needs of the target groups.
The projects approved include Empowering Women in Vulnerable Communities to address Poverty and Inequalities through Flexible, Affordable and Accredited Education; Training and Rehabilitation of Health Personnel on Combating the COVID-19; The Charities Economic Empowerment & Capacity Building initiative; Empowering Women as Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato and Fishing Entrepreneurs; Engaging Technology to Fight Violence Against Women; and Mitigating the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on AGFUND’s Banks.