As more and more actors are being involved in the search of durable solutions, there is an urgent need to strengthen the capacity of humanitarian/development program staff, as well as of policy and decision makers to provide them with the required legal and technical skills to address durable solutions. It is critical to build a common understanding on how to address durable solutions for displacement affected communities in the region. And this is why ReDSS in 2016 developed a basic training package for program and policy-makers. The training content was developed by ReDSS with the guidance of a Steering Committee made up of IGAD, the World Bank regional office (for HOA), UNHCR Somalia and other regional, humanitarian and development donors, including DRC, IRC, NRC, Save the Children, Refugee Consortium Kenya and Inter-Aid Uganda. The training aims at fostering a common understanding on durable solutions in Somalia, to formulate key recommendations for the development of a common approach involving all relevant actors.
In 2016, the technical training package was rolled out in Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda and at a regional level. The participants were selected based on their expertise and experience in different sectors and to represent different contexts. The training workshops were attended by over 200 participants from humanitarian and development agencies, donors, UN, International and national NGOs, World Bank, IGAD and government agencies. Click here to see the different modules.