Enhanced Rural Resilience in Yemen (ERRY) Programme

unct-ye-JP-erry-panaroma-rural-imageRural Landscape in Bani Qais, Hajjah Governorate, one of the four ERRY targeted governorates. (photo: Kelvin Ko/ERRY Joint Programme)

By listening to the needs, opinions and suggestions of the people in Yemen, the Enhance Rural Resilience in Yemen (ERRY) Programme is committed to respond to their specific circumstances and concerns to enhance their resilience and self-reliance against shocks and the on-going crisis.”

The Enhanced Rural Resilience in Yemen Programme (ERRY) is a three-year (2016-2019) joint programme funded by the European Union and implemented FAO, ILO, UNDP and WFP, to enhance the resilience and self-reliance of crisis-affected rural communities in Abyan, Hajjah, Hudaydah, and Lahj Governorates, Yemen.

The overall objective of the ERRY joint programme will be achieved through a complementary approach building on participating agencies’ comparative advantages through the following two outcomes:

  1. Communities are better able to manage local risks and shocks for increased economic self-reliance and enhanced social cohesion;
  2. Institutions are more responsive, accountable and effective to deliver services, build the social contract and meet community identified needs.

The ERRY joint programme adopts a coordinated resilience approach to reduce vulnerabilities and contribute to improved levels of community stability in targeted areas, local governance and reduced competition over scarce resources through the introduction of renewable energy. It also follows the Multi-Dimensional Livelihoods assessment’s recommendation to address issues through joint programming and in strategic partnerships between humanitarian and development partners. The following results are expected to be achieved:

  • Output 1.1: Community livelihoods and productive assets are improved to strengthen resilience and economic self-reliance;
  • Output 1.2: Communities benefit from improved and more sustainable livelihoods opportunities through better access to solar energy;
  • Output 1.3: Informal networks promote social cohesion through community dialogue and delivery of services
  • Output 2.1: Functions, financing and capacity of local authorities enabled to deliver improved basic services and respond to public priorities;
  • Output 2.2: Increased capacity of local actors and strengthened partnership of private sector to enhance collective actions, aid delivery and economic recovery;

ERRY focuses on the most vulnerable such as women, the unemployed, youth, the Muhamasheen, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and stressed host communities, using inclusive, participatory and conflict-sensitive tools to mobilize and involve them in the planned activities. 

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