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Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit for Somalia (FSNAU) - Phase VII

Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit for Somalia (FSNAU) - Phase VII

Full title of the project:

Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit for Somalia (FSNAU) - Phase VII

Target areas:

Somalia

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 1 000 000
01/03/2016-28/02/2017
Project code:
OSRO/SOM/602/USA
Objective:

A broad range of stakeholders and Somali institutions have access and contribute to timely and relevant gender-disaggregated data and information on the food-, nutrition-, and livelihood security situation of the Somali population for improved emergency and longer-term responses, thereby ensuring that communities, agencies and authorities in Somalia, as well as the international aid community are empowered to respond.

Key partners:

Government ministries and institutions, Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET), local authorities, local and international NGOs and United Nations agencies.

Beneficiaries reached:

Government, United Nations and NGO stakeholders.

Activities implemented:
  • Conducted two countrywide seasonal food security assessments (post-gu and post-deyr) and 55 nutrition surveys across Somalia.
  • Collected weekly market data from 71 urban and rural markets, analysed and reported through FSNAU’s monthly market updates.
  • Compiled rainfall and vegetation cover data from weather stations and remote sensing satellite imagery, analysed and reported through FSNAU’s monthly climate updates.
  • Published and disseminated 47 publications to a broad range of users.
  • Carried out three institutional capacity needs assessments to inform the development of FSNAU capacity development plans for key institutions of the governments of Somaliland, Puntland and the Federal Republic of Somalia.
  • Established two coordination units and two sub-units to facilitate the institutionalization of government food security and nutrition assessment, analysis and coordination capacity.
  • Provided trainings in food, nutrition and livelihood security assessments, monitoring, analysis and reporting to 51 staff from government institutions.
  • Delivered food security and nutrition assessment-related training to 61 government focal persons and 627 staff drawn from government line ministries and institutions, local authorities, local and international NGOs, UN agencies and hired enumerators.
  • Trained 70 government and partner staff jointly with FEWS NET on food security monitoring and scenario development.
Impact:
  • Enhanced the availability of and access to timely and quality information relating to the prevailing and protracted food security and nutrition situation and early warning of potential food crises in Somalia.
  • Enabled the food security coordination units to lead regular multisectoral technical-level coordination meetings and produce food security and nutrition bulletins.
  • Improved capacity of government and other actors to conduct food security, nutrition and livelihood assessment, monitoring, analysis and reporting.
  • Continued to improve the link between early warning and early action by making updated information and data on a wide range of food security- and nutrition-related indicators accessible to users through an online early warning–early action database and dashboard.