On Monday, December 16, 2019, Mr. Hoshang Mohamed, Director General of Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC) met with Mrs. Frieda Pommerehne, GIZ QUDRA Programme Module Team Leader.
In a meeting both sides discussed the second phase of Qudra Programme that has been launched to support the displaced populations and host community in the Kurdistan Region and they also exchanged views and of the priority projects in different sectors that can be considered during next call for proposals in this phase of the programme.
Both sides emphasized on the importance of implementing some projects in the districts and sub-districts that host IDPs and refugees, especially supporting the most vulnerable group of communities outside the cities with special focus on the livelihoods and job creation.
Mr. Hoshang expressed JCC’s readiness to provide support, facilitation as well as coordination with the relevant partners for the implementation of the second phase of the Qudra programme.
The Qudra Programme is a regional project, financed by the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis (the 'Madad' Fund) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), seeking to strengthen resilience for Syrian refugees, IDPs and host communities in response to the Syrian and Iraqi crises. The programme is jointly implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Expertise France (EF), Spanish Agency for International Development (AECID) and Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HIA) in programme partner countries of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Together, they are providing support through QUDRA, an Arabic word meaning ‘strength, ‘ability’ or ‘resilience.’