Strengthening Somali Capacity to Address Disaster Risk Management

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Somalia’s development challenges are enormous. Decades of conflict, political instability, persistent drought and famine have disrupted delivery of desperately needed services, devastated human capital and physical infrastructure, and contributed to systematic impoverishment and displacement of the population. In addition, Somalia confronts a broad range of climatic and environmental challenges. The project respectively aims to strengthen the government’s capacity to manage and respond to the evolving impacts of natural disasters and climate-related events, such as El Niño, and other hazards prevailing in the country. The project will work to build institutional capacity for preparedness and adaptation activities in Somalia in the longer-term, while seeking to build linkages with regional and international networks to exchange knowledge and build understanding of best practice in disaster risk management.

Actual services provided by our staff within the assignment:
The scope of the project is to provide technical assistance to the respective Ministries in Puntland and Somaliland to develop institutional strategies to advance improved disaster resilience, examining opportunities both for disaster risk management and response for disaster and climate-related events, as well as for preparedness and adaptation activities. The Project Development Objective is to improve Somaliland and Puntland Governments’ capacity to respond to climate shocks and manage disaster and climate risks more proactively.

Name of client: The World Bank
Start date (month/year): 02/2017
Completion date (month/year): 10/2017