Walter Kaelin recommends prioritising funding that create incentives for UN agencies and NGOs to work together towards collective outcomes and that enhance governmental ownership. Ahead of a number of multi-year resilience and durable solution programmes that will start in 2018; ReDSS in collaboration with the Rift Valley Institute, Centre for Humanitarian Change and the Somalia NGO Consortium organized a half-day learning event on durable solutions, resilience and Somali led processes. The main objective of this event was to discuss how to support a collaborative and participatory process to generate greater collective engagement in durable solutions approaches in Somalia.
The event was divided into 2 sessions which used participatory and consensus building methodologies to maximise experience from across different organisations and approaches to:
- Get on the same page as first steps towards common approaches to support Durable solutions processes
- What does resilience mean for durable solutions and vice versa in the Somalia context?
- What would a common vision for Somali-driven solutions look like?
- How to take this forward to inform collective approaches and area-based programming?