Objectives and main activities
Major objective of SRTF is securing the provision of essential services to the Syrian population, such as water supply, energy generation and distribution, basic health care & urgent environmental infrastructure, food production & security, including the supply of commodities and equipment, emergency infrastructure repair, as well as measures to ensure the on-going operation of public institutions and utilities.
In September 2013, GOPA's Infrastructure Development (ID) Department (now: GOPA Infra GmbH) has been assigned with the provision of consulting services for the operation of the SRTF-Management Unit (MU).
The MU is responsible for running of the Fund from initiation, vetting and submission of project proposals, procurement on behalf of some Syrian Implementing Entities, to subsequent monitoring of progress and reporting of results and outcomes. The MU supports local civil institutions and NGOs in Syria in the planning and implementation of reconstruction projects.
Emphasis of MU work is on day-to-day-management of the project cycle. At the same time, the MU provides the inputs required to keep fund stakeholders, governance entities and civil society at large properly and timely informed on physical and financial progress of the SRTF, and review and update procedures and data bases established during start-up on a regular basis.
Currently, the MU team comprises of approximately 30 long-term staff, supported by a pool of short term experts. Backstopping services are provided by GOPA Infra headquarters and by GOPA Danismanlik, a branch company located in Ankara, Turkey.
For detailed information on SRTF please kindly refer to the official website: 14TUwww.srtfund.orgU14T