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Raising awareness and capacity on critical water-related issues to advance IWRM in Somalia

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Countries: Somalia
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Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Integrated Water Resource Management (SDG 6.5)
International Cooperation and Capacity Building (SDG 6.a)
Stakeholder Participation (SDG 6.b)
Progress to Date: Next reporting period on SDG indicator 6.5.1 to measure progress is expected to take place in 2024. Progress in Somalia's score on SDG indicator 6.5.1
Services Needed: Policy advocacy
Communications & outreach
Stakeholder engagement & facilitation
Technical assistance
Desired Partners: Academic Institution
Business
Government
NGO / Civil Society
UN Entity
Social Enterprise
Investor
Financial Institution
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Aug. 2019  »  Nov. 2020
Project Website: www.gwp.org/en/sdg6support
Contextual Condition(s): PHYSICAL: Water scarcity or drought
Additional Benefits: Heightened agreement on priority basin water challenges, Raised awareness of challenges among water users, Raised awareness of challenges among local authorities
Beneficiaries: Manufacturers, Ecosystems, Agricultural growers, Water utilities, Other utilities, Environmental users (e.g., fishers, recreational users), Local communities / domestic users, Other
Primary Funding Source: international
Project Source: User
Profile Completion: 82%

Project Overview

In 2020, the SDG 6 IWRM Support Programme assisted the Somali Ministry of Energy and Water Resources in organizing two seminars aimed at raising awareness and capacity among key stakeholders on critical water-related issues as a basis for gaining political commitment to shaping Somalia’s ability to manage water resources in a sustainable and productive manner. The seminars were organized under the Stage 3 framework of the Support Programme. The assistance of the Support Prog…

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In 2020, the SDG 6 IWRM Support Programme assisted the Somali Ministry of Energy and Water Resources in organizing two seminars aimed at raising awareness and capacity among key stakeholders on critical water-related issues as a basis for gaining political commitment to shaping Somalia’s ability to manage water resources in a sustainable and productive manner. The seminars were organized under the Stage 3 framework of the Support Programme. The assistance of the Support Programme was strategically planned, as the Somali Ministry of Energy and Water Resources was engaged in a long-term water sector planning process, resulting in a window of opportunity for IWRM implementation efforts to be accelerated. Government actors, academia, the private sector, and civil society participated in the seminars, with special attention given to ensuring good participation of both men and women. The results of the seminars include: stakeholders have an improved understanding of the water-linked conditions that shape Somalia and its future; individual and institutional capacity in water-related development issues is enhanced; and personal relationships between staff at different ministries and water-related actors was improved. The seminar materials brought together Somali and international expertise, under the “training of trainers” modality, ensuring the sustainability of the capacity development efforts.

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Basin and/or Contextual Conditions: PHYSICAL: Water scarcity or drought
Project Benefits: Heightened agreement on priority basin water challenges, Raised awareness of challenges among water users, Raised awareness of challenges among local authorities
Indirect or Direct Beneficiaries: Manufacturers, Ecosystems, Agricultural growers, Water utilities, Other utilities, Environmental users (e.g., fishers, recreational users), Local communities / domestic users, Other
Primary Funding Source: International donor

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