Displacement financing research process: ReDSS continues to make good progress on its ongoing research process of 'Re-thinking the displacement financing architecture in the Horn of Africa – What types of financing are required to fund solutions to displacement’. Please see here the link to the Terms of Reference. The Somalia Country case study is ongoing tying the global level mapping of what types of financing, instruments and modalities are needed in displacement settings to specific sectors and the current displacement financing context in the country. Please find here the inception report. ReDSS expects to have the Somalia country case study and overall report ready at the end of January 2021 and looks forward to discussing with partners on the findings and recommendations.
Financing durable solutions for refugees and forcibly displaced people in Somalia: The Earth Security Group produced a study, supported by SDC, entitled "Financing Durable Solutions for Refugees and Forcibly Displaced People - Creating Future Perspectives in Times of Crisis". Key findings and recommendations were discussed during an event on December 3rd and highlighted the fact that Durable solutions processes need to address sustainability pressures. These pressures are so significant – for example around issues of urban sustainability and housing – that the report concludes that the definition of ‘durable solutions’ should be enhanced to consider the targets of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It is also crucial to accurately measure with clear metrics the impact of investments in displacement-affected communities to identify successful models for replication.
Informing a common agenda on land, urbanisation and displacement in Somalia: Following the key findings and recommendations from the ‘Land Governance Study’ which was developed by the Rift Valley Institute and supported by the World Bank and Durable Solutions Consortia partners (Danwadaag, Jubaland Solutions Consortia and Durable Solutions Programme), a series of webinars were organized for practitioners and policy – makers to agree on a common agenda moving forward. Professor Ken Menkhaus facilitated these discussions and a collective roadmap on urbanization, land and displacement was agreed upon, with short, medium and longer terms objectives.