Local and international NGOs and state actors are these week engaging in various parts of the country to share knowledge and device durable solutions on displacements based on data collected for a period of two years.
Dubbed the Evidence Week, the event organized by Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat (ReDSS) and the Somalia NGO Consortium (SNC) aims to support knowledge sharing and research uptake to inform better durable solutions programing and policies based on evidence.
The first of the Evidence Week events opened in Baidoa Sunday followed by a similar one in Kismayo Tuesday while the Mogadishu and Hargeisa sessions happened today. The event which brings together various humanitarian organisations, policy groups and state and federal government builds on evidence collected by stakeholders over a period two years.
“The objective is to bring and discuss evidence collected by various stakeholders over the past 2 years on durable solutions and displacement in Somalia to better understand social changes and aspirations of displacement-affected communities,” the organisers said.
During presentations Wednesday in Mogadishu, participants explored the roles of the various stakeholders including collaboration and the intertwining roles of the state, non-state actors and business community.
The theme of the events which conclude Friday is Rethinking Displacement and Mobility in Somalia