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Sustained humanitarian assistance to drought-affected rural people across Somalia

Sustained humanitarian assistance to drought-affected rural people across Somalia

Full title of the project:

Sustained humanitarian assistance to drought-affected rural people across Somalia

Target areas:

Somalia

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 543 364
23/04/2018-31/12/2018
Project code:
OSRO/SOM/808/CAN
Objective:

To generate and share knowledge and information on nutrition and health behaviours and practices through nutrition education with vulnerable groups from differing livelihood sectors.

Key partners:

Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Climate Change, Nutrition Cluster and Scaling Up Nutrition movement

Beneficiaries reached:

The training material developed will reach an estimated 20 000 people benefitting from cash-for-work activities and 31 500 smallholder crop producers supported with comprehensive livelihood packages.

Activities implemented:
  • Drafted, designed and finalized five Nutrition and Food Safety Education for Livelihoods training products in both English and Somali for targeted communities: Facilitator’s Guide, Nutrition Champion’s Booklet, Key Messages Booklet, Picture Aid Training Cards and Seasonal Calendars.
  • Conducted two consultation workshops with governmental and non-governmental actors to finalize the development of the training materials.
  • Drafted a nutrition education delivery strategy following a training for trainers methodology to disseminate nutrition and food safety messages for positive behaviour change.
Impact:
  • Developed context specific nutrition and food safety education materials to be used by Nutrition Focal Points, Nutrition Champions and beneficiary communities.
  • Facilitated consultation and collaboration among United Nations agencies, international and local Non-governmental Organizations implementing nutrition-sensitive livelihood programmes and other technical institutions for the development of nutrition and food safety messages for livelihood zones.
  • Developed a nutrition education delivery strategy that ensures the sustainability of the project, by following a training for trainers methodology.