ReDSS Somalia November 2021 Update
Dear colleague,

Happy New Year from
ReDSS Somalia Country Unit! 
We are very grateful to you for working with us in 2021 to bring positive change to Somalia's Durable Solutions context and Landscape. We are looking forward to building on the gains made in 2022.

We are also pleased to share with you the last update of the year 2021 covering key activities between November and December 2021. This edition features updates on the progress of the ReDSS Aspirations Survey Phase II and support provided by ReDSS to a technical training led by the National Commission of Refugees and IDPs (NCRI) and a workshop by the Durable Solutions Unit at MoPIED on durable solutions planning in tendon with the operationalisation of the 
National Durable Solutions Strategy. 

Finally, you will also find recent publications on displacement, the ReDSS planning meeting for the year 2022, and the first Durable Solutions Working Meeting.
Access our archive here
Research and analysis

Aspirations Survey Phase Two in Baidoa, Kismayo and Mogadishu

Fifteen participants attended the Joint Analysis Workshop organized in conjunction with REACH. The workshop's purpose was to allow stakeholders to review the preliminary findings and share any recommendations they deem supported by the evidence. ReDSS and REACH received critical feedback on safety and security, social integration, livelihood and employment, and housing land property themes.

REACH is working on a revised version of the report, which ReDSS will share during a dissemination session in the first quarter of 2022. 

Capacity development

Support to the Durable Solutions Training of Trainers (ToT) Rollout
The Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat (ReDSS) supported the National Commission for Refugees and IDPs (NCRI) to convene a three-day technical training workshop on Durable Solutions. The workshop was held physically at Beder Hotel, Mogadishu, Somalia, between the 27th and 29th December 2021. It brought together 30 (9 female) individuals from the federal ministries representing the Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Interior, Federal Affairs & Reconciliation, Ministry of Petroleum & Mineral Resources, Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at FGS level.

Participants of the Technical Training Workshop on Durable Solutions with National Commission for Refugees and IDPs (NCRI)
27th to 29th December 2021 | Beder Hotel, Mogadishu
The workshop, facilitated by trained Durable Solutions trainer of trainers (DS ToTs), was supported by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development office (FCDO) through the Danwadaag Consortium. The National Commission for Refugees and IDPs set the workshop's agenda, facilitated and ensured that participants had access to relevant content and information while ReDSS provided logistical arrangements only.
Policy dialogue
Operationalisation of the National Durable Solutions Strategy (National Level)
ReDSS supported the Durable Solutions Unit (DSU) at the Ministry of Planning, Investment and Economic Development (MoPIED) to convene a three-day physical/virtual workshop on durable solutions coordination and training for 59 (50 Male, 9 Female) policymakers and practitioners in Jazeera Hotel, Mogadishu, Somalia.
Participants of the Durable Solutions Coordination and Training Workshop
6th to 8th December 2021 | Jazeera Hotel, Mogadishu
The workshop was jointed supported by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development office (FCDO) through the Danwadaag Consortium and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and was delivered in partnership with UNHCR, World Vision (SOMREP) NRC, Concern Worldwide, BRICS. Participants learned about Durable Solutions concepts and strategies that they could employ to coordinate and measure its progress at the Federal Member State level. 

The next steps include the implementation of Action Plans linked to the National Durable Solutions Strategy at the regional and sub-regional levels in Somalia.
Upcoming meetings
  • ReDSS Somalia Members Annual Planning Workshop | 19th January | Time TBC
  • Durable Solutions Working Group Meeting | Date TBC | Time TBC
Recent publications and useful resources
ReDSS Somalia Contacts

In case you have any questions or would like to engage further with us on any of the update points above feel free to reach us through email as follows:  

Abdullahi Abdi Hassan, Somalia Solutions Manager – and  

Andrew Maina, Solutions Coordinator –

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Contact us:
Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat hosted at the Danish Refugee Council East Africa & Yemen
Lower Kabete Road, (Ngecha Road Junction)
P.O.Box 14762, 00800
Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: (0)20 418 0403/4/5 (switchboard)

Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat (ReDSS) Somalia
Hosted at DRC/DDG Somali Office-Mogadishu
Wadajir, Airport Road, Building D11

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