Funded by the European Union, the “Southwest State Drought Recovery Programme” is a two-year pro-gramme implemented by ADRA, ACF and ACTED supported by local two local NGOs Shaqodoon organization and PASOS. The Programme aims at minimizing the impact of environmental shocks, improving the ability of communities to develop coping strategies against future challenges and make informed decisions about changing livelihood opportunities while enabling communities to continue to adapt and thrive despite stressful conditions in Somalia’s Southwest State mainly in Xudur, Qansahdheer and Buurhakaba Districts.
The local community along with its Diaspora will co-finance selected and approved community projects by sending their contributions through EVC+ (Local) while the diaspora will send through Taaj and Edahab. Funds collected will be matched with donor funds. For transparency and accountability contributions from the local community and the diaspora will be captured by a crowdfunding platform.
The project targets the following communities
The Programme’s activities contribute to 4 result areas:
- Enhanced food security and the ability of communities to meet their social needs through cash-based assistance and improved access to social capital.
- Rehabilitation of degraded rangeland, farmland, water infrastructure and improved management of natural resources
- Adoption of agricultural technologies, improved production systems and skills development
- Increased drought recovery and disaster preparedness through community action planning