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Aceh Emergency Response and Transitional Recovery ... - UNDP

ployment services to over 48,000 people, set up systems for gainful employmentgeneration as well as skills and entrepreneurship training. The initiative has alsoprovided opportunities for women and men to participate in rebuilding their province,including through training of carpenters and bricklayers. To date, the ILO/UNDP initiative has provided training for 720 people trained in concrete work andmasonry, and debris removal supervision (643 men; 177 women).Through partner Samaritan's Purse, UNDP has also supported the establishmentof a Women's vocational training centre in Meulaboh, Aceh Barat, which has todate provided training for 50 women.Rural LivelihoodsUNDP is also working in rural areas torecover rural livelihoods such as fisheriesand agriculture. Activities cover Bireun,Pidie, Banda Aceh, Aceh Besar,Aceh Jaya and Aceh Barat through nationaland international NGO partners.A new round of livelihoods Requestsfor Proposals is also now beinglaunched to specifically target NaganRaya, Aceh Besar, Aceh Jaya and Nias.Fishing gear for fishermen in BireunThese activities target a wide range oflivelihoods areas, including fisheries,aquaculture, shrimp farming, farming, and animal husbandry. As part of the planningfor these activities, partners are required to undertake sustainable livelihoodsassessments using participatory methodologies in order to enable communities tolead the reconstruction of their livelihoods.In Bireun, for instance, aquaculture has been the backbone of the district’s economy,but this source of livelihoods was devastated by the tsunami. Since March,through implementing partner Terres des Hommes, UNDP has helped revitalize80 percent of Bireun’s aquaculture and fishing industry. Local industries, such asthe salty fish processing have been revitalized assisting over 600 families; 1,000 setsof fishing equipment lost in the tsunami were replaced, enabling over 1,000 householdsto return to fishing. A next phase of this project is now underway and willbenefit 3,500 families engaged in tambak farming, crapu farming and fishing.19

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