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The UNDP Country Office is led by the Resident Representative, Mr Alain Noudehou, who is also the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, in charge of coordinating the development activities of the entire UN System in Zimbabwe. In 2006, the UN Country Team (UNCT) successfully concluded the formulation of the Zimbabwe United Nations Development Assistance Framework (ZUNDAF), which covered the period 2007 to 2011.

The signing in April 2011 of the 2012-2015 ZUNDAF was the culmination of an exemplary collaboration, led by the Government of Zimbabwe and the UN Country Team with the participation of donors and civil society organisations, ensuring national ownership and inclusiveness throughout the process. The 2012 – 2015 ZUNDAF was designed at a strategic level, providing a flexible and agile framework that can adapt in a holistic manner to emerging needs and challenges. The ZUNDAF therefore incorporates principles of recovery and development, also ensuring stronger linkages with complementary programming and funding tools, such as the CAP – Consolidated Appeals Process.

Ultimately, the ZUNDAF focuses UNCT support on enhancing the foundations and national capacities for:

  • Sustainable growth: including economic management and pro-poor development; decent employment opportunities; and, generation and utilisation of data.
  • Basic social services: with a focus on improved delivery of education, health, nutrition, water and sanitation, housing, and social protection services
  • Good governance: including justice and rule of law; peace building; accountability; and, people’s participation in democratic processes
  • Food security: with a focus on policy and action frameworks for enabling agricultural productivity and production.
  • Environment: including environment management, energy and climate change policies and systems.
  • HIV & AIDS: focussing on universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. And,
  • Gender: supporting the establishment of laws, policies and frameworks to ensure women’s empowerment, gender equality and equity.

The UNCT together with other Humanitarian actors, through the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) for 2012, will provide humanitarian support to the most vulnerable communities and households in Zimbabwe guided by the following strategic focus:

  •  Support the population affected by emergencies through the delivery of quality essential basic services;
  • Save and prevent loss of life through near-to medium-term recovery interventions to vulnerable groups, incorporating disaster risk reduction framework;
  •  Support the restoration of sustainable livelihoods for vulnerable groups through integration of humanitarian response into recovery and development action with a focus on building capacities at national and local level to coordinate, implement and monitor recovery interventions.

The aggregate ZUNDAF 2011-2015 resource framework covering the four year period is projected at US$797,142,522, while the resources required under the CAP for 2012 to address humanitarian assistance and basic recovery in the country is US$268 million.

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