Somalia Resilience Programme (SomReP), Somalia
In the fragile and conflict affected context of Somalia, SDC contribution to the Somalia Resilience Programme Consortium (SomReP) enables pastoral, agro-pastoral and peri-urban poor to increase their ability to prepare for, adapt to and live through shocks (e.g. drought) without eroding their productivity or assets. While focusing on capacity building, livelihood diversification and the elaboration of community-based early warning systems, this initiative is complementary to ongoing resilience and emergency relief oriented interventions.
Agriculture & food security
Climate change and environment
- Adaptive and absorptive capacity of individuals, HHs and communities are improved.
- Eco-system health through promotion of sustainable natural resource management improved.
- Transformative capacity through enhanced coordination of community based governance structures improved.
- Programme learning and researches' results disseminated.
- Livelihood diversification and improved access to markets, financial services and basic livelihood services strengthened.
- Community's strategies of disaster risk management (contingency, early warning) and access to informal safety nets improved.
- Enhanced NRM to improve access to pasture and water for livestock and people.
- Communities' coordination, disaster risk education, and conflict mitigation capacities developed through capacity building of local government in leadership, governance and technical areas and the strengthening of cooperatives.
- Information/learnings on disaster risk reduction and prevention approaches, as well as SomReP's methodological approach, is disseminated and shared among key stakeholders to support humanitarian actors in the region towards a strengthened disaster's prevention approach.
- Cash for work and assets programme contributed to an improved food security of 20'527 HH and the rehabilitation /establishment of productive infrastructure
- Trainings provided to HH, farmers, and communities enabled them to improve their livelihood options (e.g. management of water infrastructure, good agricultural practices, livestock marketing, rangeland management etc.).
- Piloted Village Savings and Loan Association showed successful in supporting HH in the diversification of incomes (e.g. microbusinesses).
- Extensive learning process contributed to an informed planning of resilience activities of SomReP and other programmes in Somalia.
In the context of Somalia dominated by weak human and institutional capacity, lack of effective policies, rules, regulations and legislative arrangements, for the first time since the 2011 famine, the number of people facing a situation of acute food insecurity has increased again in 2014/15. This increases not only the instability and fragmentation of the country but is also susceptible to lead to a renewed hunger crisis, if resilience building is not continued. There is a high probability that effects of EI Nino (flooding in Puntland/South-Central and continued drought in Somaliland) have the potential to considerably enhance acute food insecurity (from 0.86 to 2.3 Mio in the worst case) and increase the already large number of lDP's.
To increase the resilience of chronically vulnerable people, households (HH), communities and systems in targeted pastoral, agro-pastoral and peri-urban livelihood zones in Somalia.
70'000 vulnerable pastoralists, agro-pastoralists, and peri-urban households, representing approximately 420'000 individuals in more than 20 districts have been selected for the SomReP's initiative.
The selection features also included economic, physiological and social vulnerability criteria in order to prioritize the marginalized component of the Somali population.
Results from previous phases:
|Directorate/federal office responsible||
International or foreign NGO
NGO consortium partners: Action Contre Ia Faim; the Adventist Development and Relief Agency; CARE International; COOPI; the Danish Refugee Council; OXFAM and World Vision; local communities; local implementing agencies (e.g. Wajir south development association, Social-life and Agricultural Development Organization)
|Coordination with other projects and actors||
FAO Resilience Programme; Building Resilient Communities in Somalia (BRCis); ICRC EcoSec Programme; Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit; Federal State Authorities; PSG4 of New Deal Compact
|Budget||Current phase Swiss budget CHF 1’000’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF 1’000’000 Total project since first phase Swiss budget CHF 600’000|
Phase 2 01.11.2015 - 30.11.2016 (Completed)Phase 1 01.10.2014 - 30.09.2015 (Completed)