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Contributing to drought response through the promotion and protection of Housing, Land and Property (HLP) rights – Somalia


Titre : Contributing to drought response through the promotion and protection of Housing, Land and Property (HLP) rights – Somalia

Pays /Région : Somalie

Code projet : SOM-17/3485/SA1/Prot/INGO/4642

Durée : 17/03/2017 // 17/03/2018

This intervention is a multi-faceted Protection hybrid intended to consolidate the ongoing humanitarian response to the drought situation in Somalia, while at the same time supporting reintegration and durable solutions efforts. The intervention is framed around the following three central outcomes : i) Eviction prevention and response : individuals affected by displacement receive support assistance to improve their tenure security situation and address post-eviction complications ; ii) Access to justice and information : enhanced access to specialized services to address HLP problems and improve peaceful co-existence among displacement affected populations ; iii) capacity development : reintegration and durable solutions efforts are strengthened through enhanced local and institutional capacities to promote peaceful co-existence and protect HLP rights. It is designed to consolidate ongoing humanitarian efforts by expanding critically essential protection services and enhancing synergies between mainstream Protection and other sectors in a way that makes the drought response more complete. The action will be implemented in four main regions across Somalia – South and Central Somalia, Puntland State and Somaliland. Specific districts that are targeted within these three broad geographic regions include : Puntland – Bari, Nugaal, Mudug ; Somaliland – Sanaag, Walgyoi, Galbeed, Sool, Todgheer ; and South and Central Somalia – Gedo, Bay, Banadiir, Lower Juba, Middle Shabelle and Lower Shabelle. As a drought-driven response, the cities and villages hardest hit will be prioritized although targeting will remain flexible in order to accommodate unforeseen emergencies which the drought situation could trigger in other locations.
The overarching objectives of this project will be achieved through the implementation of fourteen select set of activities that are clearly articulated under the ‘Logical Framework Section’ of this application, including the specific modalities through which each deliverable will be materialized. On an overall, implementation modalities will include a combination of both direct service delivery and remote programming, which will be led by substantive project staff and a robust network of skilled and highly trained paralegals. The project will be implemented by NRC’s ICLA program that specializes in the application of legal concepts to promote and protect the rights of persons affected by displacement. In the case of this intervention, contextually appropriate legal methods will be employed to provide effective and quality lifesaving protection response designed to address Housing, Land and Property rights violations and to promote peaceful co-existence in the context of the drought response in Somalia. NRC has prioritized direct implementation as a means of guaranteeing quality, but local capacity development has also been mainstreamed into the project’s design in order to promote sustainability. Local municipalities will be targeted for partnership cooperation

The primary population of concern that are targeted by this action are Somali returnees, IDPs, local authorities, government institutions and humanitarian organizations. However, the conceptual design and nature of the project provides room for other local and displaced communities to benefit from services that will be provided through the project. In adherence to the ‘Do No Harm’ humanitarian principle and to the extent programmatically feasible, service delivery will be balanced between direct and indirect beneficiaries in order to avoid resentment that is often generated when primary beneficiaries are targeted exclusively while leaving out host communities. The selection of beneficiaries, particularly for post-eviction assistance and tenure security documents, will pay particular attention to gender-related vulnerabilities ; and where possible, women will represent at least 60% of the total beneficiaries. NRC’s beneficiary targeting strategy for this project appreciates the fact that community-managed beneficiary selection processes often results in deliberate exclusion of the most vulnerable due to reasons ranging from bias against minority clans and lack of awareness of the conditions with which IDPs are confronted, to expressed lack of recognition of gender issues. Therefore, different humanitarian standards will be applied in the selection of beneficiaries to ensure that beneficiary selection does not exacerbate existing conflicts/tensions, while making sure that the most vulnerable and marginalized groups, i.e. minority clans and people with disabilities, are targeted without pre-condition and reached through project service

Porteur du projet : Norwegian Refugee Council

Financement : Nations Unies

Contribution : 662,493.05 $

United Nations Development Group

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