This project capitalizes on the successes of Midnimo-I project and builds on progress made in state/ district expansion of authority and accountability, to address challenges of conflict, displacement and community cohesion. The project aims to this through government-led but community-driven solutions, and improvement in livelihoods and the local economy informed by a gender-differentiated baseline. By targeting underserved states at a critical time, the project will support Somalia’s transition to a peaceful and stable country, building on the positive developments and gains made in the local political and social contexts. By doing this it aims to effect real change, with credible government actors at the fore.
Midnimo-II has 2 major outcomes as follows:
1) Government structures and institutions at Federal, regional, district and community level are strengthened, more accountable and transparent and better able, to respond to the various needs of the population in the Federal Member States of Somalia, and in particular Hirshabelle and Galmudug.
2) Communities are proactively engaging with the Federal Member States of Somalia, and in particular Hirshabelle and Galmudug, and benefitting from enhanced services.
What have we accomplished so far?
Midnimo-II, together with four other PBF-funded projects was launched at the Federal level in Mogadishu on February 20, 2019, and at State level in Jowhar, Hirshabelle State in March 19, 2019. The launch at Federal level was attended by the Ministry of Interior, Federalism and Reconciliation, Federal Member State representatives, other Federal Ministries, and by high level representatives of the UN and by partner agencies UNDP, IOM and UN-Habitat, and donors.
UN Peacebuilding Fund Outcome 2.3: Conflict prevention/management
UN Strategic Framework (2017-2020) priorities:
Strategic Priority 1: Deepening federalism and state-building, supporting conflict resolution and reconciliation, and preparing for universal elections.
Outcome 1.2: Actual and potential conflicts are resolved or are prevented from turning violent
Strategic Priority 4: Strengthening resilience of Somali institutions, society and population
Outcome 4.3: Provision of comprehensive and sustainable solutions for IDPs, vulnerable migrants, refugee returnees and host communities.