Derniers projets saillants
Water and land information management system in Somalia
Somalia water and land information management system, Phase IV
To ensure that available information regarding water and land allows for evidence-based decisionmaking on emergency, rehabilitation, development and natural resource management interventions.
Somali national institutions and line ministries, local and international NGOs, other UN agencies.
Between 1 and 2 million Somalis living in flood-prone areas, as well as NGOs, donors, UN agencies and government institutions.
- 388 interventions and projects supported by SWALIM water and land data.
- Various systems developed/improved, including Somalia Water Sources Information Management System, Irrigation Information Management System, Combined Drought Index.
- Early warning information produced and disseminated to partners and humanitarian agencies to support preparedness and response, including over 50 Storm Watch Bulletins, 20 Dedakal Rainfall Updates, 28 Flood Watch Bulletins.
- SWALIM data used to develop joint UN programme on DRM for Somaliland.
- SWALIM, with FSNAU and FEWS NET, made 14 presentations to the Inter-Cluster Working Group and Humanitarian Country Team.
- Over 2 000 requests for information received and responded to, including for assessment, development, education, emergencies, M&E, proposal development, etc.
- Water and land information resources in support of the Juba and Shebelle River basin updated – more than 80 maps showing status of primary canals in EU-funded ARDOPIS project area produced.
- 56 training sessions conducted for over 400 Somalis on subjects including drought monitoring, SWIMS, report writing, information management, GPS, map reading, etc.
- 11 gates of Janaale barrage installed and operational, benefiting farmers on almost 30 000 ha.
- Monitoring system developed using remote-sensing and high resolution satellite imagery.
- Contributed to improved natural resource management through establishing climate, river, groundwater and land degradation monitoring networks.
- Flood monitoring and forecasting serves 1–2 million Somalis, and drought monitoring and early warning serves at least half the Somali population.
- Data produced is used by decision-makers, planners, designers, operation managers in natural resource-based projects and programmes.
- Rehabilitated barrages used for irrigation and increases crop production, potentially benefiting up to 50–60 000 farmers.
- Capacity development of Somali institutions facilitating the transfer of SWALIM activities to Somali centres.