TrueCommerce Reconhecido no Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ de 2022 de Multienterprise Supply Chain Business Networks

— Empresa é reconhecida com base na sua Capacidade de Realização e Integralidade da Visão —

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., June 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A TrueCommerce, fornecedora global de soluções de conectividade, integração e comércio unificado de parceiros comerciais, anunciou hoje que foi reconhecida pela Gartner Inc. como Challenger no Magic Quadrant for Multienterprise Supply Chain Business Networks (Redes de Empresas de Cadeia de Suprimentos – MESCBNs) de maio de 2022.1 A avaliação teve como base critérios específicos que analisaram a integridade geral da visão e a capacidade de execução da empresa.

A Gartner define “multienterprise supply chain business networks” (MESCBNs) como plataformas holísticas e coesas que apoiam uma comunidade centrada no expedidor dos parceiros comerciais que precisam coordenar e executar processos comerciais com várias empresas. A Gartner considera as MESCBNs como tecnologia fundamental para organizações de maior maturidade, implementadas para coordenar, orquestrar, automatizar e transformar a cadeia de suprimentos estendida de uma organização dentro do ecossistema geral de negócios em que operam para impulsionar a colaboração e aumentar a competitividade.
As principais capacidades do mercado MESCBN incluem:

  • Conectividade de rede extensiva com suporte a ecossistemas e plataformas de tecnologia de parceiros de vários níveis e tipos
  • Informação centralizada/hub de dados e visualização
  • Aplicativos universais entre domínios
  • Principais aplicativos de execução da cadeia de suprimentos (centrados nas empresas e em várias empresas)
  • Aplicativos complementares da cadeia de suprimentos (planejamento ou finanças)
  • Inteligência incorporada

“Para nós, é emocionante garantir a posição de Challenger nesta pesquisa fundamental – quatro anos seguidos”, disse Mike Gross, SVP de Produto, TrueCommerce. “No último ano, fizemos investimentos significativos na nossa tecnologia e pessoas, expandindo nossa base de clientes em 40% como resultado. Também temos novas e empolgantes inovações de produtos em andamento, incluindo a utilização de APIs e a utilização do nosso adaptador universal para ampliar as integrações internas e externas, bem como a maior utilização de dados por meio de inteligência artificial/aprendizado de máquina.”

A TrueCommerce oferece um amplo conjunto de soluções e aplicativos de comércio unificado que conectam clientes, fornecedores, canais e sistemas. Revolucionamos a visibilidade e a colaboração da cadeia de suprimentos, ajudando as empresas a aproveitar ao máximo suas iniciativas omnicanal por meio da conectividade P2P de negócios, gerenciamento de pedidos, reabastecimento colaborativo, atendimento inteligente, análise multifuncional e gerenciamento de informações de produtos.

As soluções aproveitam a Rede de Comércio Global da TrueCommerce, que inclui mais de 160.000 empresas conectadas. Além da própria plataforma, o modelo de cadeia de suprimentos como serviço oferecido pela TrueCommerce inclui suporte personalizado, mapeamento de parceiros comerciais e monitoramento contínuo de conformidade.

As inovações tecnológicas e a estratégia de negócios da TrueCommerce trouxeram inúmeros prêmios no setor. Além de ser nomeada como Challenger novamente pela Gartner, a empresa foi reconhecida nos seguintes relatórios de analistas de destaque:

  • Líder no IDC MarketScape no Worldwide Multi-Enterprise Supply Chain Commerce Network, 2021
  • Concorrente no IDC MarketScape no Worldwide Product Information Management Applications, 2021
  • Concorrente no IDC MarketScape no Worldwide B2B Digital Commerce Platforms Vendor Assessment, 2020
  • Concorrente no IDC MarketScape no Worldwide B2C Digital Commerce Platforms Vendor Assessment, 2020

Baixe uma cópia gratuita do relatório Gartner Magic Quadrant aqui.

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A Gartner e o Magic Quadrant são marcas comerciais registradas e de serviço da Gartner, Inc. e/ou de suas afiliadas nos EUA e internacionalmente, e são usadas aqui sob permissão. Todos os direitos reservados.

Recursos Adicionais:

• Explore o TrueCommerce neste blog
• Siga o TrueCommerce em LinkedIn, Facebook e Twitter

Sobre a TrueCommerce

A TrueCommerce é a forma mais completa de conexão da sua empresa com toda a cadeia de suprimentos, com total integração, desde EDI, gerenciamento de estoque, até atendimento, fachadas digitais e mercados. Revolucionamos a visibilidade e a colaboração da cadeia de suprimentos, ajudando as organizações a aproveitar ao máximo suas iniciativas omnicanal por meio da conectividade P2P de negócios, gerenciamento de pedidos, reabastecimento colaborativo, atendimento inteligente, análise multifuncional e gerenciamento de informações de produtos.

A TrueCommerce Global Commerce Network viabiliza a conexão das empresas com mais de 160.000 varejistas, distribuidores e provedores de serviços de logística. Como provedora de serviços totalmente gerenciado, também gerenciamos a integração de novos parceiros comerciais, bem como a gestão contínua de mapeamento específico de parceiros, alterações de rotulagem e monitoramento de comunicações. É por isso que milhares de empresas – desde as startups até as da Fortune 100 global de vários setores – dependem de nós.

TrueCommerce: Negócios em todas as direções
Para mais informação, visite https://truecommerce.com/

TrueCommerce® é uma marca comercial registrada da True Commerce, Inc. Todas as outras marcas comerciais pertencem aos seus respectivos proprietários.

Contato com a Mídia
Yegor Kuznetsov
Diretor, Comunicações de Marketing
1-703-209-0167
yegor.kuznetsov@truecommerce.com


Fonte Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Multienterprise Supply Chain Business Networks”, Christian Titze, Brock Johns, 23 de maio de 2022

Truecommerce reconnue dans le Magic Quadrant™ 2022 de Gartner® pour les réseaux commerciaux de chaîne d’approvisionnement multi-entreprises

— La société est reconnue pour sa capacité d’exécution et l’exhaustivité de sa vision —

FLORHAM PARK, New Jersey, 02 juin 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TrueCommerce, fournisseur mondial de solutions de connectivité, d’intégration et de commerce unifié pour les partenaires commerciaux, a annoncé aujourd’hui avoir été reconnu par Gartner Inc. comme un Challenger dans le Magic Quadrant de mai 2022 pour les réseaux commerciaux de chaîne d’approvisionnement multi-entreprises (MESCBN).1 L’évaluation a été basée sur des critères spécifiques qui ont analysé l’exhaustivité de la vision et la capacité d’exécution globales de la société.

Gartner définit les « réseaux commerciaux de chaîne d’approvisionnement multi-entreprises » (MESCBN) comme des plateformes holistiques et cohésives qui soutiennent une communauté de partenaires commerciaux centrés sur les expéditeurs qui doivent coordonner et exécuter les processus commerciaux qui s’étendent à plusieurs entreprises. Gartner considère les MESCBN comme une technologie fondamentale pour les organisations plus matures, mise en œuvre pour coordonner, orchestrer, automatiser et transformer la chaîne logistique étendue d’une organisation au sein de l’écosystème commercial dans lequel elle opère pour stimuler la collaboration et améliorer la compétitivité.
Les principales capacités du marché MESCBN comprennent :

  • Connectivité réseau étendue avec prise en charge de plateformes technologiques et d’écosystèmes partenaires multiniveaux et multitypes
  • Pôle d’informations/données et visualisation centralisés
  • Applications universelles interdomaines
  • Applications d’exécution de la chaîne d’approvisionnement de base (centrées sur les entreprises et multi-entreprises)
  • Applications de chaîne d’approvisionnement supplémentaires (planification ou finance)
  • Intelligence intégrée

« Pour nous, il est passionnant d’obtenir la position de Challenger dans cette recherche fondamentale – quatre années consécutives », a commenté Mike Gross, vice-président principal des produits chez TrueCommerce. « Au cours de l’année écoulée, nous avons réalisé des investissements importants dans notre technologie et notre personnel, élargissant ainsi notre clientèle de 40 %. Nous avons également de nouvelles innovations de produits passionnantes en cours, y compris l’utilisation d’API et l’exploitation de notre adaptateur universel pour élargir les intégrations internes et externes ainsi que l’utilisation accrue des données par le biais de l’intelligence artificielle/de l’apprentissage automatique. »

TrueCommerce propose un large éventail de solutions et d’applications de commerce unifié qui connecte les clients, les fournisseurs, les canaux et les systèmes. Ces solutions révolutionnent la visibilité et la collaboration de la chaîne logistique en aidant les entreprises à tirer le meilleur parti de leurs initiatives omni-canales grâce à la connectivité P2P professionnelle, à la gestion des commandes, au réapprovisionnement collaboratif, au traitement intelligent, aux analyses inter-fonctionnelles et à la gestion des informations produit.

Les solutions tirent parti du réseau de commerce mondial TrueCommerce, qui comprend plus de 160 000 entreprises connectées. Au-delà de la plateforme elle-même, le modèle de chaîne d’approvisionnement en tant que service proposé par TrueCommerce comprend une assistance personnalisée, une cartographie des partenaires commerciaux et une surveillance continue de la conformité.

Les innovations technologiques et la stratégie commerciale de TrueCommerce lui ont valu de nombreuses distinctions dans le secteur. En plus d’être de nouveau nommée Challenger par Gartner, la société a été reconnue dans les grands rapports d’analystes suivants :

  • Leader dans IDC MarketScape pour le réseau mondial de la chaîne d’approvisionnement multi-entreprises, 2021
  • Candidat dans le rapport IDC MarketScape pour les applications mondiales de gestion des informations sur les produits, 2021
  • Candidat dans le rapport IDC MarketScape pour l’évaluation des fournisseurs de plateformes de commerce numérique B2B dans le monde entier, 2020
  • Candidat dans le rapport IDC MarketScape pour l’évaluation des fournisseurs de plateformes de commerce numérique B2C dans le monde entier, 2020

Téléchargez un exemplaire gratuit du rapport Magic Quadrant de Gartner ici.

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Ressources complémentaires :

• Découvrez TrueCommerce sur ce blog
• Suivez TrueCommerce sur LinkedIn, Facebook et Twitter

À propos de TrueCommerce

TrueCommerce est le moyen le plus complet de connecter votre entreprise à la chaîne d’approvisionnement, en intégrant tout, de l’EDI à la gestion des stocks, en passant par le traitement des commandes, les vitrines et les marchés numériques. Nous avons révolutionné la visibilité et la collaboration de la chaîne logistique en aidant les entreprises à tirer le meilleur parti de leurs initiatives omni-canales grâce à la connectivité P2P professionnelle, à la gestion des commandes, au réapprovisionnement collaboratif, au traitement intelligent, aux analyses inter-fonctionnelles et à la gestion des informations produit.

Le réseau commercial mondial TrueCommerce peut connecter les entreprises à plus de 160 000 détaillants, distributeurs et fournisseurs de services logistiques. Véritable fournisseur de services gérés, TrueCommerce gère également le processus d’intégration des nouveaux partenaires commerciaux, ainsi que la gestion courante des modifications de mappage et d’étiquetage spécifiques à chaque partenaire. C’est pourquoi des milliers d’entreprises, des startups aux entreprises du classement Fortune 100, dans différents secteurs, nous font confiance.

TrueCommerce : faites des affaires avec des moyens illimités !
Pour tout complément d’information, veuillez consulter le site https://truecommerce.com/

TrueCommerce® est une marque déposée de TrueCommerce, Inc. Toutes les autres marques commerciales sont la propriété de leurs détenteurs respectifs.

Contact auprès des médias
Yegor Kuznetsov
Directeur des communications marketing
1-703-209-0167
yegor.kuznetsov@truecommerce.com


1 Source : Gartner, « Magic Quadrant for Multienterprise Supply Chain Business Networks », Christian Titze, Brock Johns, 23 mai 2022


SustainableIT.org Announces New Leadership Amid Official Launch

Global IT sustainability nonprofit to be led by former IDC VP, names new board members from multiple Fortune 500 companies

SustainableIT.org Board Photo Nasdaq Times Square

Nasdaq congratulates Delphix on its launch of SustainableIT.org

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SustainableIT.org, the new nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing global sustainability through technology leadership, today announced its new executive director and additional board members, following its successful inaugural board meeting May 24 in New York.

SustainableIT.org is proud to name Kath Marston as its Executive Director and General Manager. Marston brings leadership development experience gained from serving as Group Vice President, Client Experience/Operations for IDC’s CIO Executive Council, having overseen a community of leading Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and top technologists across global organizations.

“I am extremely excited to lead this powerful agenda. Technology leaders can have a critical impact on global sustainability efforts, and our commitment to galvanizing these leaders to act is vital for the prosperity of businesses, humanity, and the entire planet,” Marston said.

Additionally, SustainableIT.org voted in seven members to its board of directors. Composed of influential CIOs, CTOs, and other CXOs from around the world.

SustainableIT.org’s newest board members are:

They join existing board members:

On June 8th, SustainableIT.org will host its European launch in Paris to raise awareness and drive critical mandates forward at a global scale. Its next board meeting and executive summit will be held at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, on August 15th where multiple SustainableIT.org board members will accept CIO 100 Awards shortly thereafter.

Companies are increasingly committing to maximizing sustainability within their operations, and most companies will have developed a roadmap and formally pledged to make sustainability a corporate-wide goal by 2025*, according to research from IDC. They will fulfill these pledges by using the latest tools and software to monitor and reduce power consumption, which makes a set of sustainability standards for the IT field all the more urgent to establish.

By uniting IT leaders and experts from around the world to define best practices and standard metrics for the United Nations’ three pillars of sustainability, SustainableIT.org is committed to driving transparency and progress toward a sustainable future.

“Our objective is to expand global awareness through a dedicated community of worldwide thought leaders, create education and positive awareness actions, measurable improvement in terms of sustainability management and improvement across technology executives,” Marston said. “Our passion is to inspire and make a better world for the next generation and generations to come.”

About SustainableIT.org

SustainableIT.org is a nonprofit organization focused on advancing global sustainability through technology leadership. Our mission is to define sustainable transformation programs by industry, author best practices and frameworks, set standards and certifications, provide education and training, and raise awareness for environmental and societal programs that make our organizations and the world sustainable for generations to come. Follow us on LinkedIn.

Delphix formed SustainableIT.org as a nonstock and nonprofit organization alongside CIOs from leading organizations around the world. SustainableIT.org is initially funded by Delphix (as founder and technical advisor) and by revenue generated from underwriters, alliances partnerships, event sponsorships and other program sponsors, such as research partners. Delphix support will be governed by a Business Management Agreement between Delphix and SustainableIT.org.

Source: *IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Sustainability 2022 Predictions – Oct. 2021

Contact:
Kathryn Alissa Marston
Executive Director and General Manager, SustainableIT.org
Phone: 1 (508) 808-3080
Email: Kathryn.Marston@sustainableIT.org

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/6a306512-5160-4a3f-bfdc-7fb0a7df32a4

Ethiopia: ENCU monthly synopsis – January 2022 data and other Nutrition-related information

To note this document focuses on acute malnutrition management, looks at trends of SAM and MAM admissions as proxy indicators to monitor the nutrition situation.

Table of content

ENCU monthly synopsis – January 2022 data and other Nutrition-related information

I. Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM)

A. National overview

B. SAM admissions by region

1. Afar region

2. Amhara region

3. Benishangul Gumuz Region

4. Harari

5. Gambella region

6. Oromia region

7. Sidama

8. SNNP Region

9. Somali Region

II. Management of Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM)

Source: Government of Ethiopia

Ethiopia – Northern Ethiopia Humanitarian Update Situation Report, 3 June 2022

HIGHLIGHTS

• Large scale destruction of health, education, agriculture and shelter facilities, and water and sanitation systems observed during an assessment mission to Zone 2 in Afar.

• Scale-up of nutrition services ongoing in Afar with opening of additional treatment centers for malnutrition, increased screening, and distribution of nutrition supplies.

• Around 26,500 MT of food has been brought into Tigray by the main food partners through the eleven humanitarian convoys that have arrived between 01 April and 23 May.

• According to regional authorities, an estimated 7,700 people newly displaced in Amhara along the border with Tigray.

• In Amhara, more than 37,000 displaced people and returnees received emergency shelter and non-food items in North Wello, North Gondar, Wag Hamra and South Wello zones.

Situation Overview

The situation in northern Ethiopia remains generally calm but tense.Some areas in North-East Amhara remain hard-to-reach due to security concerns and with new displacements reported from bordering areas with Tigray to other parts in Amhara. In Afar, few internally displaced people (IDPs) have reportedly begun to return their places of origin.

On 20 May, 164 trucks with humanitarian supplies arrived Tigray via the Semera-Abala-Mekelle road.The convoy included five fuel tankers. On 23 May, 136 trucks arrived in Mekelle. In total, since the resumption of convoy movement on 1 April and following an interruption of more than three months, 875 trucks (over 32,800 MT of supplies including 25,220MT of food and 3,253MT of nutrition) have arrived in Mekelle througheleven humanitarian convoys. In parallel, approximately 23.5 MT of supplies have been airlifted to Mekelle during the reporting period that included agriculture inputs (2 MT), emergency shelter and non-food items (21.5 MT). Since 15 December 2021, partners have airlifted 735 MT to Tigray.

Fifteen fuel tankers (over 644,400 liters) entered Tigray since the resumption of convoy movement on 1 April. Partners estimate that 200,000 liters are required every week to carry out the humanitarian operations in the region. The amount that has entered the region is insufficient to cover the needs. Partners are not able to fully mobilize humanitarian supplies arriving in the region to intended destinations, while field missions remain largely impacted due to lack of fuel.

Fuel is urgently needed to support the provision of critical services such as health facilities. Ayder hospital in Mekelle, the biggest referral hospital in the region, serving more than 300,000 patients is reportedly at risk of closure due to lack of fuel.

The hospital has reportedly grounded 70 per cent of their vehicles while the remaining operating 30 per cent requires 1,300 liters of fuel a week for medical transport and to run the ambulances and emergency services.

In Amhara, the regional government authorities continued with the relocation of internally displaced people (IDPs) from Kobo to Jara site in North Wello Zone. Since 14 March, nearly 23,000 people have been relocated out of an estimated 58,000 registered IDPs planned for this relocation. Multi-sectoral response is ongoing at the new site but is still not adequate. Serious food shortage was reported and some IDPs have reportedly left in search of food in the nearby towns.Key priorities for this response remain food, shelter, water, and basic health services.

Also in Amhara, and according to the regional authorities, about 7,700 people were newly displaced this week from North Wello, Wag Hamra and North Shewa zones and are reportedly arriving in Sekota town in Wag Hamra Zone. The new IDPs are arriving from hard-to-reach areas along the border with Tigray. This new influx of IDPs exacerbates the already dire humanitarian situation in Wag Hamra where there are reportedly more than 88,000 IDPs, including close to 12,000 in Sekota, according to the regional authorities’ figures.

Fuel availability is also a concern in this area, as humanitarian partners are required to seek a letter from the department of trade and industry before fueling their vehicles in Sekota, Lalibela and Gashena, , impacting the humanitarian operations in the region.

Communities in Amhara continue to be at risk of falling victims of explosive remnants of war (ERWs) and unexploded ordnances (UXOs). On 17 May, a father and his three children were reportedly killed and at least two women and three children also sustained serious injuries in an explosion in Kebele 3, Bati town in Oromo Special Zone. Reports indicate the blast occurred when an abandoned UXO exploded. On 18 May, presence of a UXO was reported near Gashena town. UN Mine Action teams are currently conducting explosive ordnance risk education in the region.

In Afar, an assessment mission was carried out in Abala, Berahle, Dalol and Kunneba towns in Zone 2 between 13 and 14 May to assess the feasibility of return for IDPs, and to conduct a rapid assessment of the damage. The team observed large scale looting and destruction of public services and infrastructure including health, education, agriculture, shelter facilities and water and sanitation system. Private properties, including houses, in the towns visited have also incurred significant damage. This has greatly affected people’s livelihood of people and market functioning. Further, basic services such as electricity, water, telecommunications, and banking are not operational. It is critical to have these basic services restored to support a safe and dignified return process and restore life back in these woredas.

In Abala, Berhale, Erebti and Kunneba towns, health facilities, including Abala hospital and Target hospital in Kunneba, were destroyed with all equipment, generators and all solar panels looted or damaged. Some buildings have been destroyed by the conflict but most of the houses’ structures are still intact though the insides and windows are damaged.

In Berhale, community members who have returned bought food from other areas. During the visit, one national nongovernmental organization was distributing household items kits to 100 households. All houses and private properties in Berahle have been damaged.

In Dalol town, police structures were reinstated. The health facilities were not damaged, but stocks of supplies are low. Water supply has been cut due to lack of electricity. Most housing structures were untouched, and no damage was observed. Schools are functioning and have not been damaged. The community members in Dalol, Erbeti and Kunneba said their cattle had been looted or killed during the conflict resulting in a loss of livelihood for many people.

Meanwhile, Handag IDP site in Afdera has been closed as the IDPs returned to their places of origin in Erebti woreda supported by the regional authorities.

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Ethiopia: Mobilize urgent and flexible funding for sufficient and timely delivery of key lifesaving interventions, May 2022

STATEMENT

The quantity of nutritional products available for Ethiopia for 2022, required for treating children and women affected by acute malnutrition does not meet the needs of the estimated population for the next 7 months.

4,789,993 cases of acute malnutrition in children under 5 years and 1,871,239 in pregnant and lactating women in 2022 in Ethiopia need nutrition response intervention in 2022.

The severity of this year’s nutritional situation and the active and early case detection interventions have increased the demand for acute malnutrition treatment services at health facilities. As per CDC MUAC proxy global acute malnutrition conducted from august 2021 to March 2022, 77% of woredas where the proxy GAM assessment was conducted in Afar, Tigray, Oromia and Somali regions, had very high prevalence’s above 15%, and under five children population of 21% of zones in Amhara regions have high rates of global acute malnutrition. In Afar region, 4 rapid nutrition assessments in 4 IDP sites shows a worrisome situation with rates above 20% of GAM.

Last year, with less need in the country and strong donor commitment and resource availability, we managed to reach 2,779,862 children under five acute malnourished (512,877 SAM and 2,266,985 MAM) (60%) of people in need.

In the first quarter of 2022 with available commodities (3,395 Mt of RUSF and 6,513 Mt of Supercereal and 178,304 CAR of RUTF), 643,267 children under five years of age with acute malnutrition (499,187 MAM and 144,080 SAM) and 391,049 pregnant and lactating malnourished women were treated at health centers.

Source: World Food Programme

UN Report Calls for Strengthening of Volunteer-State Cooperation, Africa Records High Volunteer Rates

A United Nations report on volunteerism revealed that there are relatively the highest volunteer rates in Africa and urged cooperation between volunteers and states to resolve development challenges and achieve agendas.

The fourth edition of State of the World’s Volunteerism Report: Building Equal and Inclusive Societies was launched in the presence of Women and Social Affairs Minister, Ergogie Tesfaye, yesterday.

According to the report, Africa demonstrated the highest volunteer rates – the share of the total working-age population (15 years and over) who volunteered. While other regions displayed monthly volunteer rates of 9 to 10.6 percent, Africa far exceeded this with monthly volunteer rates of 17.5 percent.

The report drew on case study research in Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

The minister said during the launching ceremony that her government is committed to improving volunteerism in Ethiopia.

“This report presents a new crucial evidence on how volunteer–state partnerships can help build an inclusive culture of collaboration and innovation in the delivery of public services and programs,” she added.

“I am particularly impressed that the report highlighted the relatively high volunteer rates in Africa as compared to other regions of the world.”

Ergogie pointed out that in Ethiopia 21 million volunteers have served 38 million people and that would have costed them 7 billion Birr between 2020 and 2021.

The volunteers were engaged in blood donation, tree seedlings plantation, fight against COVID-19, and other sectors such as agriculture and education.

To strengthen the volunteer sector in the country, Ergogie stated that the government has embarked on the formulation of a National Volunteerism Policy that provides guiding principles for overall legislation, coordination, and strategic interventions for the volunteer sector in Ethiopia.

UNDP Ethiopia Deputy Resident Representative Cleophas Torori noted that “engaging and integrating volunteers will help to move forward together, allowing us to mitigate future challenges and sustain our resilience as a human collective.”

According to him, Africa is facing some daunting challenges to achieve agenda 2030 despite many progresses and UNDP is working with African countries to mitigate the challenges through cooperation framework.

In this regard, there is a need to strengthen volunteerism and partnership with states, Torori added.

“In Ethiopia, we are currently implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2020–2025 that translates these global ideals into local contexts. To respond to the national priorities in Ethiopia, the UN Cooperation Framework in Ethiopia focuses on supporting and tapping into the demographic opportunity in Ethiopia, creating inclusive governance spaces, accelerating economic transformation and strengthening community resilience.”

UNV-East and Southern Africa Regional Manager, Lucy Ndungu said “this fourth report shows that the ways in which volunteers and state authorities interact, collaborate, and partner are vital for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals.”

She added that “the findings of the report provide critical information for policy makers to ensure we ‘leave no one behind’ in our quest for development, particularly following the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the inequalities in the region and the world.”

Source: Ethiopia News Agency