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UN Entities
12
Partners
21
Projects
27
Requirements (US$)
21.5M
Funded (US$)
2.80M (13% funded) of 21.50M
2.80M
 
Recovering better should focus on strengthening progress towards universal social protection; building on the increase of coverage during the COVID-19 response, redesigning social protection systems so they are more responsive to shocks, including climate shocks; and strengthening care systems so they respond to the needs of women and men as well as vulnerable and marginalized groups throughout their lifecycle without discrimination. In the field of social protection and basic services, the United Nations will support the Government to adapt, extend and scale up services in several areas.
Key priorities: 
Resilient and pro-poor social protection systems
Essential food and nutrition services
Uninterrupted quality water and sanitation services
Sustained learning for all children, and adolescents, preferably in schools and non-formal education
Uninterrupted services and programmes for young people through youth centres and other local institutions, including programmes on mental well-being
Uninterrupted social services and identification of alternative types of care services
Targeted social assistance to vulnerable families affected by the decrease of income from remittances, and unemployment benefits for eligible returning migrants
Uninterrupted public services (police, penitentiaries, National Statistical Office, etc.)
The redesign and digitization of public services
Ensuring a framework for safe and orderly migration for returning migrants deciding to re-emigrate
The development of social and economic reintegration services for returning migrants and their families
Uninterrupted tuberculosis/HIV health services (prevention (including prevention of mother-to-child transmission), antiretroviral treatment, care and support, including for women)
Provision of online psycho-social and legal support and access to shelters for survivors of gender-based violence (GBV)
Services for older persons, people with disabilities, refugees and other vulnerable groups
Awareness campaigns regarding the risks of COVID-19 and promoting the idea that people are socially responsible for stopping the spread
 
30% Has increased the number of emergency calls on domestic violence
 
150.000 Students didn’t have access to education process
 
83% Migrants have been affected by the crisis

Response to COVID-19 emergency

Re-programming of existing resources
Funded Projects
Unfunded projects
All agencies
UN Women
IOM
UNICEF
UNFPA
Procurement of sanitizers, food and PPE

The support will be offered to shelters/NGOs and social assistants in all districts and Transnistria.

Period: 
March 2020 to April 2020
Source of funding: 
Government of Sweden
Cost: 
$ 200 000.00
Procurement of 1500 protective shields, antiseptic spray 240 btls (5 Ltr each) delivered and 36 digital thermometers being imported for the Border Police
Period: 
May 2020
Cost: 
$ 11 884.80
Strengthened Gender Action in Cahul and Ungheni districts

Procurement of
a) hygiene and personal protection sets for members of the MDTs in Cahul and Ungheni;
b) hygiene and food boxes for vulnerable families with children;
c) educational materials and books for children of different age groups

Period: 
April 2020 to May 2020
Source of funding: 
EU
Cost: 
$ 100 000.00
Strengthened Gender Action in Cahul and Ungheni districts

Procurement of
a) hygiene and personal protection sets for members of the MDTs in Cahul and Ungheni;
b) hygiene and food boxes for vulnerable families with children;
c) educational materials and books for children of different age groups

Period: 
April 2020 to May 2020
Source of funding: 
EU
Cost: 
$ 55 000.00
Support to return of stranded Moldovan migrants due to COVID-19 and awareness raising of COVID-19 in Moldova’s efforts on rafficking in human beings
Period: 
July 2020 to December 2020
Source of funding: 
Government of Norway
Cost: 
$ 15 000.00
Risk communication, support to the education sector, procurement of hygienic kits and foods
  • Real time monitoring dashboard on COVID-19 cases;
  • Assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on young people and older persons;
  • Procurement of hygienic kits for shelters, food and hygienic kits for most vulnerable older people;
  • Risk communication;
  • Support to the education sector: psychological support programme for young people and support to VET institutions and students to ensure continuity of the education programme.
Period: 
March 2020 to December 2020
Source of funding: 
UNFPA
Cost: 
$ 425 000.00
Total funds: $ 806 884.80
All agencies
UN Women
IOM
UNICEF
Provision of immediate and preventive supplies that will be delivered to targeting affected groups of vulnerable women, including women affected by violence; women living in shelters, HIV and AIDS positive women, disabled women, and the Roma women
Period: 
May 2020 to September 2020
Source of funding: 
COVID19 Multi Partner Trust Fund
Cost: 
$ 130 000.00
Resonance NGO- TN- support to victims of domestic violence; support to functioning of the shelter for protection and assistance of the victims of domestic violence and trafficking in human beings.
Period: 
April 2020 to September 2020
Source of funding: 
Government of UK
Cost: 
$ 71 900.00
Provision of relief assistance and service to women and men in risk situation due to COVID 19 outbreak from both banks of Dniester/ Nistru river, including 11 raions
Period: 
September 2020 to August 2021
Source of funding: 
Austrian Development Agency (ADA)
Cost: 
$ 159 626.01
Procurement of computers and educational kits for most vulnerable children

National online training for pre-school teachers on positive parenting during covid-19 pendemic, transition and recovery period.

Period: 
April 2020 to July 2020
Source of funding: 
GPE
Cost: 
$ 70 000.00
Support on risk communication, infection prevention, provision of critical hygiene materials, and socio-economic impact assessment of COVID-19 on the most vulnerable families and children
Source of funding: 
USAID
Cost: 
$ 1 550 000.00
Total funds: $ 1 981 526.01
All agencies
UN Women
UNFPA
UNICEF
OHCHR
FAO
UNDP
ILO
ITU
UNESCO
UNODC
IOM
WHO

If you interested in supporting any of below listed projects, please contact the Resident Coordinator Office at rco.moldova@un.md or the UN agency implementing the project.

Increasing access of vulnerable women and their dependents to food and other essential supplies, including prevention supplies

Implementing UN entity: UNWOMEN

Government Counterpart: MHLSP

Timeframe for impact: Short (1-3 months)

Project outputs:

Women from vulnerable groups, including Romani women, women with disabilities, sex workers, single mothers, women with low or no income, etc., have access to food, personal care and hygiene products, and protection supplies.

Cost: 
$ 350 000.00
Increasing the access of victims of domestic violence to essential services during the crisis

Implementing UN entity: UNFPA, UNWOMEN, UNICEF

Government Counterpart: MHLSP

Timeframe for impact: Long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • Victims of domestic violence in shelters, have access to personal care and hygiene products, and protection supplies;
  • NGOs and shelters are equipped with suitable spaces and all necessary for personal care and hygiene products, and protection supplies for continuous support services for beneficiaries.
  • NGOs, shelters and other service providers can provide support services using all form of communication (zoom, skype, WhatsApp, Viber etc.)
  • Provides support to local government structures and service providers to ensure safe spaces and life skills to poor and vulnerable women. Re-design and diversified services, including mobile services piloted.
  • Ensure access of children victims of violence to psycho-social services
Cost: 
$ 1 900 000.00
Increasing access to life-saving support to the most vulnerable persons, including older persons and persons with disabilities, during quarantine and post quarantine

Implementing UN entity: UNFPA (lead), OHCHR

Government Counterpart: MHLSP, National Agency for Social Work, Ombudsperson's Office, 112 Emergency Service, Chisinau

Timeframe for impact: Short (1-3 months) to long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • Impact of COVID-19 on older persons and persons with disabilities assessed to ensure that authorities are better informed and better able to shape their response;
  • Five multidisciplinary teams piloted at the local level to ensure a comprehensive local response to the needs of older persons from rural areas in accessing healthcare and social protection services;
  • 10,000 most vulnerable older persons and persons with disabilities, including stateless persons, asylum-seekers and refugees, provided with life-saving food, hygienic products and assistive technologies;
  • Phone support programme for lonely and isolated older persons designed and implemented;
  • Availability of transportation services to the most vulnerable in remote areas increased to ensure their access to primary health care;
  • The staff of public social assistance services and NGOs trained on the application and continuity of a human rights-based approach to social services during the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Persons with disabilities, older persons and persons with limited reading skills, have access to information on COVID-19 and on their human rights.
  • Support to local public administration and CSOs in improving institutional framework and quality of services for children in street situation.
Cost: 
$ 900 000.00
Supporting sustainable agriculture production, access to food and the development of food supply chains

Implementing UN entity: FAO

Government Counterpart: MARDE

Timeframe for impact: Long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • Technical assistance and advice to farmers contributing to the national food supply chains delivered;
  • Matching grants for maintaining quality standards in agriculture production provided.
Cost: 
$ 1 000 000.00
Improving access to water and sanitation in schools, including in the Gagauzia region

Implementing UN entity: UNICEF, UNDP

Government Counterpart: MECR, Regional Gagauz authorities

Timeframe for impact: Long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

Ensured access to essential sanitation services in rural schools for pupils and personnel. The initiative will focus on two major components:

  • Nation-wide: training on healthy and safe hygiene practices delivered and hygiene supplies delivered.
  • Regionally: physical rehabilitation of the toilets in schools and kindergartens in the Gagauzia region (10,000 pupils). Sanitation facilities (flush toilets with wastewater treatment) to ensure adequate hygiene conditions is envisaged.
Cost: 
$ 2 000 000.00
Facilitating the continuity of learning through the development and provision of materials, support and IT equipment to teachers, students and parents

Implementing UN entity: UNICEF

Government Counterpart: MECR

Timeframe for impact: Short (1-3 months)

Project outputs:

16,000 students and 2,600 teachers are reached with support for distance learning, including equipment, connections, training, information and materials.

Cost: 
$ 700 000.00
Support for modernization of educational services in public schools and digitalization of education services

Implementing UN entity: UNDP (lead), UNICEF

Government Counterpart: MECR, public schools, private sector

Timeframe for impact: Medium to long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • Support is provided to the Ministry of Education and public schools to digitalize the public curriculum and offer a single/standardized training platform for the exchange of content, methods and connection between children and teaching staff. This integrates to the extent possible the platforms and tools currently used (based on the understanding among teaching staff of what tools work so far)
  • The private sector is connected as partners and solution providers to maintain all digital solutions
  • The curriculum for primary and secondary schools is fully digitalized (in Romanian, Russian, etc.) with standardized digitized content, as well as all other tools and instruments to support online learning
  • Teachers and pupils receive extended capacity building support in the use of digital tools– The presence of the basic infrastructure and connectivity is ensured where necessary.
Cost: 
$ 2 000 000.00
Building the resilience of young people through life skills education programmes, including a psychological support programme

Implementing UN entity: UNFPA (lead), UNICEF, UN Women

Government Counterpart: MECR,Technical University

Timeframe for impact: Short (1-3 months) to long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • Young people and teachers receive psychological assistance from capacitated providers, with a focus on the COVID-19 recovery period
  • Schools are enabled to sustainably deliver life skills-based education programmes, including in crisis situations, based on innovative materials and increased capacities of teachers
  • Young people have access to life skills-based education through peer-to-peer education
  • Teachers, parents and community members promote and support the right of young people to life skills-based education programmes and healthy lifestyle
  • Stereotypes are combatted among teachers, parents and society at large and girls are encouraged to pursue STEM and ICT
  • Curricula of Universities providing ICT education is revised to increase the employability skills of young people
Cost: 
$ 750 000.00
VET institutions and dormitories develop capacity to ensure continuity of education, particularly for those most vulnerable and from rural areas through WASH infrastructure and COVID-19 prevention training

Implementing UN entity: UNFPA

Government Counterpart: MECR, VET institutions

Timeframe for impact: Short (1-3 months) to long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • 91 VET institutions and student’s dormitories are equipped with sanitation and hygiene supplies for a safe environment
  • IT equipment is provided for VET institutions to ensure the access of 45,000 VET students (70% from rural areas) to digitalized learning
  • Behaviour change training is conducted for VET students and teachers on COVID-19 prevention
Cost: 
$ 700 000.00
Ensuring continuing access to TVET in Moldova through the creation of a TVET e-learning platform

Implementing UN entity: ILO (lead), ITU, UNESCO, UN WOMEN

Government Counterpart: MECR, VET institutions, centres of excellence

Timeframe for impact: Long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • TVET authorities and institutions have enhanced capacity to develop standards, guide and facilitate a shared approach to the implementation of digital TVET at national level
  • TVET schools, especially teachers and instructors, have enhanced capacities for developing and implementing quality e-learning and blended learning, including knowledge on digital safety
  • Pilot experiences in e-learning for TVET re applied in 3 different occupations and 3 different TVET schools lessons learnt are recorded and analysed
  • Continuity of TVET and accessibility to E-learning in TVET is ensured for all disadvantaged children and youth
  • Access to ICT resources and internet connectivity is enabled, and awareness on harassment-free virtual communication spaces for students and teachers is raised
Cost: 
$ 600 000.00
Equipping prisoners affected by COVID-19 and prison guards and escorts with protective equipment

Implementing UN entity: UNODC

Government Counterpart: MoJ, MHLSP, NPA, NPO

Timeframe for impact: Short (1-3 months)

Project outputs:

  • 1,000 guards and escorts have access to PPE, including gloves, masks and sanitizers, for 3 months
  • 2,000 electronic monitoring bracelets are procured and delivered to serve the needs of prisoners (from both banks) who are escorted to public hospitals.
Cost: 
$ 500 000.00
Empowering women and girls who experience violence to use available, accessible and quality essential services and break the cycle of violence via economic independence and a changed social environment at community level

Implementing UN entity: UNWOMEN (lead), UNFPA, ILO

Government Counterpart: MHLSP, MoI, MoJ

Timeframe for impact: Medium (3 - 6 months) to long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • Multi-sectoral mechanism is strengthened, quality of essential services is improved and capacity of service providers is increased to respond to gender-based violence, including through the adaptation of services to the rights and needs of women with disabilities
  • Women are linked to income generation and employment opportunities, while building their skills and linking them to decision-making structures
  • The capacities of shelter services are strengthened and adapted to the needs of women with disabilities
  • Stigma, discrimination and harmful social norms that support practices of VAW are addressed at the community level
  • Vulnerable women are supported to access basic social services equitably and safely, while bringing communities together and building stronger dialogue chains between citizens and local officials.
Cost: 
$ 3 000 000.00
Addressing COVID-19 human mobility-driven social protection challenges through enhancing innovative, evidenced-base emergency coordination and management planning, policy response and services and infection prevention and control capacities

Implementing UN entity: UNICEF, IOM, UNDP, UNFPA, WHO, OHCHR

Government Counterpart: MHLSP, MoI, NBS, GIBP, National Employment Agency

Timeframe for impact: Long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • The national evidence base is enhanced for operational and policy response to social protection challenges triggered by the COVID-19 crisis, taking into account an intersectoral approach and the multiple vulnerabilities of persons impacted by the COVID-19, including returnees and the households affected by the decrease of remittance-sourced incomes, implementing innovative, sustainable and nationally owned mechanisms
  • COVID-19 prevention and protection of highly mobile vulnerable groups are fostered through enhanced coordination frameworks, information, education, risk communication, behavioural change activities, the combatting of discrimination and the conducting of regular behavioural insights surveys
  • Infection prevention and control are enhanced in all education facilities through development and provision of staff training packages on COVID-19, the conducting of a COVID-19 sero-epidemiological investigation among children and the implementation of specific prevention activities (including immunization)
  • Protection of vulnerable groups affected by COVID-19 mobility challenges is enhanced by supporting the development and implementation of targeted recovery strategies, policies, plans and innovative solutions, improved emergency management planning and response and the engaging highly skilled diaspora.
Cost: 
$ 2 550 000.00
Promoting active ageing, including productive working lives, and building resilience to pandemic situations in older persons

Implementing UN entity: UNFPA (lead), OHCHR, ILO

Government Counterpart: MHLSP,Equality Council

Timeframe for impact: Medium (3-6 months) to long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • The impact of COVID-19 on older persons is analysed, including from a gender perspective
  • A media campaign is conducted to increase awareness and inform older adults about protective measures and coping mechanisms in the context of COVID-19
  • Programme support is provided to older people to remain autonomous and independent;
  • Intergenerational solidarity and dialogue are strengthened to address age-based discrimination, including through the transfer of digital skills from young people to older adults
  • New employment programmes are developed for older persons to reduce poverty and increase social and labour reintegration among older adults
  • New community social care services are piloted in rural areas for older persons from long-term placement centres and those isolated during the pandemic
  • A human rights-based approach is mainstreamed in the development and piloting of the new services and programmes.
Cost: 
$ 1 000 000.00
Enhancing the capacity of the probation service to increase the security and access to justice of victims of domestic violence

Implementing UN entity: UNDP, UN WOMEN

Government Counterpart: MoJ, NPO

Timeframe for impact: Medium to long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

  • The probation service has enhanced institutional and digital capacities to ensure the electronic monitoring of aggressors in cases of domestic violence at the national scale
  • Standard operating procedures and a probation programme for cases of domestic violence are developed/updated and put into practice
  • Interinstitutional coordination mechanisms are established among justice chain actors to ensure the prompt and effective use of electronic monitoring
  • The probation service has improved technical capacities for electronic case management and digital service delivery
Cost: 
$ 600 000.00
Enhancing the capacity of the Bamahus type service for victims and witnesses of crime

Implementing UN entity: UNICEF

Government Counterpart: MoJ, MHLSP

Timeframe for impact: Long (6 months or more)

Project outputs:

Barnahus type service premises and employees are supported to improve infrastructure and build capacities

Cost: 
$ 200 000.00
Total funds: $ 18 750 000.00

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