On November 06, 2020 in Tanandava, Amboasary district, Anosy region, the official launch of the joint, integrated and inclusive social protection program "FAGNAVOTSE" was held by the Malagasy Government.
The joint FAGNAVOTSE program is on the one hand financed by the SDG Fund and on the other hand under the technical and financial support of four United Nations agencies: UNICEF, WFP, ILO and UNFPA. It will be implemented in three communes of the pilot district Amboasary Atsimo: Behara, Tanandava and Ifotaka; and is under the leadership of the Ministry of Population, Social Protection and Promotion of Women (MPPSPF), and under the coordination of the Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Madagascar.
FAGNAVOTSE is structured around four operational components linked to the different axes of the National Social Protection Strategy (SNPS) and an administrative component aimed at putting in place tools common to the various programs in order to develop a coherent and integrated social protection system.
The Minister of Population, Angelica Michelle, in her speech thanked the United Nations system for its support through its various agencies and reassured the population that the Government is listening to the population in the south of the country.
The Representative of the ILO, Coffi Agossou, for his part, gave a speech on behalf of the United Nations System in Madagascar and stressed that the United Nations remains at the side of the Malagasy population and supports the efforts of the State and of the Government in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.