According to AfDB website, the programme is a response to the requests from both Governments dated 28 May 2020 (Somalia) and 30 May 2020 (Djibouti), which emphasized the need for support in their joint efforts to address the crisis, through regional cooperation. Both countries are facing similar challenges due to the spread of COVID-19, which is negatively impacting health, livelihoods, economic stability, bilateral cross-border trade as well as trade with their common neighbours in the Horn of Africa (HoA).The operation is part of the broader commitment among countries participating under the Horn of Africa Initiative and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) frameworks to coordinate their COVID-19 responses and mitigation efforts.
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ACCESS TO INFORMATION
You can submit an information request for project information at: https://www.afdb.org/en/disclosure-and-access-to-information/request-for-documents. Under the AfDBÕs Disclosure and Access to Information policy, if you feel the Bank has omitted to publish information or your request for information is unreasonably denied, you can file an appeal at https://www.afdb.org/en/disclosure-and-access-to-information/appeals-process.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AfDB
The Independent Review Mechanism (IRM), which is administered by the Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (CRMU), is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an African Development Bank (AfDB)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the IRM, it may assist you by either seeking to address your problems by facilitating a dispute resolution dialogue between you and those implementing the project and/or investigating whether the AfDB complied with its policies to prevent environmental and social harms. You can submit a complaint electronically by emailing email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and/or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can learn more about the IRM and how to file a complaint at: https://www.afdb.org/en/independent-review-mechanism/