One year after the July 2015 International Ebola Recovery Conference organized at the United Nations, Guinea signaled its willingness to turn the Ebola page by announcing the creation of a National Post-Ebola Recovery and Resilience Trust Fund (PERRTF).
The announcement was made by Mr. Alpha Condé, President of the Republic of Guinea at a press conference held during the 71st United Nations General Assembly. The event followed a technical presentation of the country’s recovery efforts by State Minister Idrissa Thiam and Youth Minister Mustapha Naite.
President Condé was accompanied by Mr. Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium, and Mr. Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Africa. Belgium and UNDP have recently renewed their commitment to support Guinea’s recovery by mobilizing resources, amongst European countries and offering technical and financial support for the creation of the PERRTF.
With a targeted budget of around 500 million, the PERRTF framework is structured around five pillars (Economic recovery, Women’s entrepreneurship and youth employment, Social Protection and support for vulnerable groups, Water, hygiene & sanitation, Governance and social cohesion, and Health, risk reduction and contingency) aimed at financing priority recovery initiatives.