On December 15th, 2016, Mrs. Marie Chantal Uwitonze was speaking at the presentation of the Joint Report on “Financing the SDGs in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs): Diversifying the Financing Tool-box and Managing Vulnerability” by UN Development Programme (UNDP) and French Development Agency (AFD).

Mrs. Uwitonze called for:

  • more ownership of development projects (LDCs have to be in the driving seat),
  •  Better use of diaspora expertise and remittances,
  • empowerment of local communities and  better opportunities for Jobs creation, mainly for women and youth, – an enabling environment for investments,
  •  more capacities building for industrialisation,
  •  sustaining the capacities of the LDCs to participate in the International trade etc.
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