ReDSS

Working together towards durable solutions to displacement in Somalia

We focus on developing an enabling environment for long-term solutions to displacement through government capacity building, the delivery of integrated sustainable basic services, land tenure security and housing, land and property (HLP) and targeted livelihoods programming for the most vulnerable.

Overview

The Danwadaag* Consortium aims to enhance progress towards durable solutions and (re)integration for targeted displacement-affected communities (DAC) in South West State, BRA and Jubaland. Danwadaag is an area-based adaptive programme that is government-led and community-driven. The consortium is evidence-based and continues to invest in innovative monitoring and evaluation methods to ensure its programming is effective and responsive to the specific needs and priorities of DACs.

Danwadaag is a three-and-a-half year programme running until March 2022, and is supported by UK Aid through the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). 

What is a durable solution?

A durable solution is achieved when displaced people no longer have specific assistance and protection needs that are linked to their displacement and can enjoy their human rights without discrimination on account of their displacement. It can be achieved through three processes – return, local integration or resettlement (Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s (IASC) framework) with the end goal of all three being (re)integration.

Danwadaag aims to achieve local (re)integration, where IDPs and returnees are (re)integrated in the place where they settled, no longer have specific needs related to their displacement and are able to enjoy their rights as citizen without discrimination on account of their displacement

Coverage

Mogadishu in Banadir Region, Baidoa & Afgooye in South West State and Kismayo in Jubaland State, Somalia

Target Population

Displacement Affected communities (Internally Displaced Persons, returnees and host communities), local authorities and duty bearers. Specific attention is given to the agency of vulnerable groups including women and youth

Our Partners

The Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat (ReDSS) was created in 2015 to maintain focused momentum and stakeholder engagement towards durable solutions for displacement-affected communities in East Africa and the Horn of Africa. 

ReDSS comprises 14 NGOs: Action against Hunger (French: Action Contre La Faim – ACF), ACTED, CARE International, Concern Worldwide, the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), the International Rescue Committee (IRC), INTERSOS, Mercy Corps, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Oxfam, the Refugee Consortium of Kenya (RCK), Save the Children, World Vision, the Lutheran World Federation (LWF). DRC, IRC, and NRC form the ReDSS steering committee.