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2021

Financing Durable Solutions Programme for Forcibly Displaced People (FDSI)

Corne de l’Afrique

Direction du Développement de la Coopération (Suisse)

Titre : Financing Durable Solutions Programme for Forcibly Displaced People (FDSI)

Pays/Région : Corne de l’Afrique

Durée : 01.10.2021 - 31.12.2025

Résumé
Through an innovative approach, Switzerland will mobilize the private sector and municipalities to contribute to durable solutions for displacement-affected communities in the Horn of Africa. Forcibly displaced persons and their host communities will benefit from enhanced self-reliance and increased socioeconomic inclusion. The initiative operationalises the strategic link between migration policy and international cooperation and further strengthens Switzerland’s profile as a pioneer in the search for durable solutions.

Projet en bref
* Contexte : Over the last years, Switzerland has been at the forefront in promoting durable solutions for FDP in the Horn of Africa. The exemplary whole-of-government approach in place in the region builds on the strengths of each stakeholder (SDC, SEM). It allows for a clear and coherent profile of Switzerland on forced displacement in the region.
* Objectifs  : Forcibly displaced persons and their host communities in the Horn of Africa are able to live safe, dignified and productive lives.
* Groupes cibles  : The three partnerships under this programme have the following geographic focus : Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Ethiopia : 1) FDP in the pilot cities of Arua and Gulu in Uganda as well as Baidoa and Bosaso in Somalia whose quality of life will be improved by the policy and financing interventions for durable solutions ; FDP and host community members who are employed by refugee lens companies and their household members who also benefit from increased incomes ; FDP and host community members who are customers of refugee lens businesses delivering affordable goods and services. 2) 25 companies which will participate in the first Refugee Lens Venture Accelerator HoA program in Kenya and Ethiopia. 3) local governments of Arua and Gulu in Uganda, Baidoa and Bosaso in Somalia and the business project developers supported by the programme. 4) indirect beneficiaries include other local and national authorities, investors and SMEs in the HoA as well as humanitarian, development and peacebuilding actors, who may be able to learn from this pilot initiatives.

Partenaires  : Fonds d’équipement des Nations Unies Global Development Incubator (GDI) for ACUMEN and RIN (Refugee Investment Network) UNDCF Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat (ReDSS)

Budget de la Suisse  : CHF 8’000’000

Présentation : Coopération Suisse

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