The Trust Fund for Africa is worth over €3.2 billion – with over €2.9 billion from the European Development Fund and other EU financial instruments, and €260.5 million from EU Member States and other partners. The bulk of its resources are dedicated to the creation of jobs and Economic Development, especially for young people and women in local communities, with a focus on vocational training and the creation of micro and small enterprises. 
The other priority areas are supporting Resilience to support basic services for local populations, Migration Management, e.g. to prevent irregular migration and fight human trafficking, as well as Stability and Governance, in particular by promoting conflict prevention, addressing human rights abuses and enforcing the rule of law.

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Supporting resilience in terms of food security and of the wider economy, including basic services for local populations, and in particular the most vulnerable, notably refugees and displaced people, including through community centres or other means of providing them with food and nutrition security, health, education and social protection, as well as environmental sustainability. 
 Mali – Strengthening Resilience in Northern Mali (€25 million) 
The resilience programme for northern Mali, coined KEY which means ‘stand up’ in Songhai, aims to increase food security and nutrition resilience of vulnerable communities in Northern Mali. The programme is based on an integrated and multi-sectoral approach based on the four pillars of the Resilience Priorities of Malian Government. 
South Sudan – Health Pooled Fund (€20 million) 
 The objective of this project is to increase health service delivery, to strengthen health systems at State and County level. Among other outcomes, for example, this project is expected to raise the percentage of women with consistent access to antenatal care during pregnancy, or to triple the proportion of newborns delivered in the presence of a skilled health personnel. Further, the project is expected to increase access to nutrition services and to ensure the availability of essential medicines. Activities are already ongoing under the implementation of the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

This post was originally published at PAEPARD and has been republished with permission.

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