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Germany, UNIDO join hands for €3m project for green recovery in Ukraine
Germany and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have joined hands for a €3m cross-sectoral integrated project to support a green recovery in Ukraine.
Götz Schmidt-Bremme, Permanent Representative of Germany to UNIDO, and Fatou Haidara, Deputy to the Director General and Managing Director at UNIDO, signed a project agreement to provide technical support to the Government of Ukraine in order to conceptualize and operationalize a strategic approach towards green industrial reconstruction and development.
Ambassador Schmidt-Bremme said, “This project will substantially contribute to a modern and sustainable industry. I am confident it is only a first step and building block towards an intensifying relationship with our Ukrainian friends heading for a better future. Germany is looking forward to the successful implementation of the project and thanks UNIDO for its great efforts.”
UNIDO will support the establishment of an enabling environment for green industrial development with a focus on job creation, resilience building and strengthening the productivity and competitiveness of industrial sectors with high growth potential and investment attractiveness. By leveraging international expertise, best practices and innovative solutions, including those from Germany, the project will facilitate institutional partnership building and peer learning.
Yevhenii Tsymbaliuk, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to UNIDO, said, “Ukraine is very grateful to Germany for the financial contribution that will enable this project. We also appreciate UNIDO’s efforts on the development as well as the preparation of the whole “Green recovery program for inclusive and sustainable industrial development in Ukraine 2024-2028.”
Deputy to the Director General Haidara underlined that “Germany is one of the largest funding partners of UNIDO and we thank the Government and the people of Germany for their continued trust and strong support”, also noting, “This project is further evidence of our shared commitment to inclusive and sustainable industrialization as an enabler of growth and prosperity – and also of stability.”