WFP I 2017-2021: From Humanitarian Assistance to Resilience

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The overall objective of this contribution is to improve resilience against climate shocks and promote self-resilience amongst vulnerable groups. This through establishment of income-generating livelihoods specifically for refugee and host societies, decrease cost of humanitarian aid over time and bridging the gap between humanitarian work and development. The goal is to implement this with sustainable and innovative solutions. The innovative in this context is to allow a humanitarian actor such as WFP (World Food Program, which has the dual mandate to also work on development), to partner with organizations that specialize in agriculture, livelihoods and market development. A major part of the contribution will target people in refugee camps in the Dollo Ado area in the southern Somali region. This is an area that is currently receiving humanitarian aid, and the goal is to lift the people living there into a situation that enables sustainable development. The contribution will both target refugee and host communities. The Livelihood efforts will focus on access to water and improved agriculture through irrigation. Access to markets and financial tools will be an integral part of the livelihood development. The contribution in Dollo Ado will begin with and inception phase with a thorough feasibility study of livelihood options, an assessment of environmental impact and market analysis. On top of this resilience will be built by improving early warning and response systems for drought and provide an innovative insurance system that will protect current assets as well as provide reimbursement when assets are lost because of drought. Another part of the contribution aims to strengthen the capacity of public, national and local institutions to better resist recurrent drought and disasters. It is primarily the Ethiopian transport sector that will be strengthened by training of drivers and enhanced capacity whit disaster management. The main Implementation partner is WFP, in collaboration with Farm Africa and Mercy Corps. The agreed amount contributiong to the effort is initially 79 500 000 SEK up to 2021. The agreement period is from signature in December 2017 to 30 June 2022. The activity period is from signature in December 2017 to 31 December 2021. The first disbursement is in December 2017. An inception phase will begin in January 2018 and focus on the livelihood developments in the Dollo Ado region, which will be finalized by a report submitted no later than August 15 2018.


- Two driver-refresher training awareness sessions were conducted in Addis in collaboration with Federal Transport Agency (FTA). - Fleet management trainings were conducted successfully by Fleet Forum. - Assessment was conducted to select sites for the Complaint Feedback Mechanism (CFM), two woredas with three final distribution points (FDPs) selected (Kebri Beyah and Dollo Ado of Fafen and Liben zones in the Somali Region). Accordingly Hot-line (call centre), help desks and community outreach services were the prefered CFM  - Under SIIPE programme 5,001 households (54% of the beneficiaries comprising women headed households) were registered using normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) data and with the Somali Micro Finance Institute (SMFI) for insurance pay outs, if any, directly to their bank accounts. - Pastoralists’ (registered households') mobile phones were linked with bank accounts at SMFI using the HelloCash platform. - Capacity building workshops for the National Meteorological Authority (as calculating agent), Bureau of Agriculture/Livestock (for extension services, as well insurance companies were conducted. Other financial and material support (computers, motor bikes etc) was provided to enable extension services in the remote woredas, - As part of the inception period a study on assessment of livelihoods opportunities and market systems (value chain) was conducted - a sustainable livelihood assessment under the integrated crop-livestock production component was conducted - validation/sensitization workshops with key local government and stakeholders conducted



Granting agency
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Implementing organisation
World Food Programme
Aid type
B03 - Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)




Disaster prevention and preparedness
Disaster prevention and preparedness


Activity length
2017 – 2023

Financial information

Paid per year (net value)
2017 USD 4 621 505
Total paid amount (net value)
USD 4 621 505
Total committed amount


DisbursementThe amount placed at the disposal of a recipient country or agency.
Type Description Receiver Org Transaction ID Date Value
Commitment---2017-12-01USD 4 621 505
USD 4 621 505

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Focus areas (policy markers)

Marker Principal objective Significant objective Not targeted
Gender Equality
Aid to Environment
Participatory Development/Good Governance
Trade Development
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Mitigation
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Adaptation
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention to Combat Desertification
Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH)


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