Background and objectives:
The project is a continuation of the project (XB-SOM-05-XO2) implemented between 2005 and 2008 and aims at the provision of secure tenure, shelter and basic services (in particular sanitary facilities and alternative options of water supply) to destitute IDP families in two cities - Garowe and Hargeisa-Ayaha - in particular those headed by women and members of vulnerable groups.
The main activities include:
- Training of returnees and IDPs in production of local construction materials such as building-blocks, stone quarrying, sand mining and assembly of building components, including doors and window frames.
- Providing job opportunities by establishing small-scale, community-based enterprises for production of local building materials
- Supply and distribution of materials that are not locally produced, or cannot be acquired by the communities
- Training of IDPs and returnees in construction skills, including the provision of construction tools and equipment.
- Developing community settlement governance and management techniques
The results achieved so far include:
- Construction of 350 housing units
- Planning of new neighbourhoods, enabling more efficient settlement patterns and provision for basic services
- Selection and voluntary relocation of beneficiaries to new settlement areas
- Over 700 beneficiaries trained in construction skills