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Vi jobbar med målet “fredliga och inkluderande samhällen”.

Vår organisation och våra aktivister är medvetna om miljömålen och vi har valt att organisationen ska fokusera år 2019 tre miljömål. Det första är miljömål 4 som handlar om ”god utbildning för alla” och den andra miljömål 5 som handlar om ”jämställdhet”. Det tredje målet är miljömål 16 som handlar om ”fredliga och inkluderande samhällen.

Livelihood diversification of Somali nomads in Lower-Jubba region

The Care Waamo Organization has recently conducted a series of courses and workshops that was intended to educate activists to help teach people in rural areas how to make plans to reduce the impacts of recurrent droughts in the region. According Abdullahi Adan Hassan, the assistant chairman of the organization, the project was financed by The Swedish Agency Forum Syd through the Swedish organization Waamo Social Development Organization. Mr Abdullahi noted that this project is a part of a national adaptation plan to the environmental change. The courses were held in Kismayo, Afmadow and Dhoobleey. The courses main focus was to educate people plans to reduce impacts of droughts. The aim was to train 60 voluntary activists and those 60 activists will mobilize 540 activists, that means each course participants will mobilize 9 persons, so, the total number of those mobilized will be 600 activists. All project activities will be implemented between january 2018 to the en of Juun 2018.

But discussions and debates during the course revealed more suitable strategies needed, in order to address the problem with the best possible methods. Care Waamo representatives have summarized the important outcomes of the different courses. During the courses it was raised the risks on depending either on livestock products or cultivation because of drought or disease. There could be some difficulties especially arid areas where cultivations are difficult. But even the arid areas there could be some arable areas where semi-settled farmers or semi-nomads can cultivate sorghum, maize or beans The participants came with new initiatives to solve the problems.

1) Helping transforming the rural communities into agropastoralists
2) Creating diversified income to the rural population
3) Helping rural population to find markets for their integrated crop/livestock production
4) Creating an environment of understanding and tolerance between the two communities, the nomads and semi-settlers.
5) Encouraging people to participate efforts to increase lands productivity.

Mr Bursade Muhumed an activist and one of course leaders noted that, “now the courses and workshops are completed and we expect that this project will lead to a systematic change on how nomad people depend on single livelihood which can limit the survival of the communities. He added that “The project was successful by arranging a series of courses and workshops to three different locations. We have used the mass media to spread the information on how to prepare house-holds to minimize the impact of dry seasons. We have used Radio, TV news, special televised programs, internet and direct contact to the public. It was an interesting project and we hope we shall see the results soon.

How to mitigate the impacts of recurrent droughts in Lower-Jubba region

Waamo Social Development is currently implementing an ambitious project about how to mitigate the impact of recurrent droughts in Lower-Jubba region of Somalia. The aim of the project is to educate people in Lower-Jubba region how to minimize the consequences of droughts like famine, hunger, displacement, environmental degradation and instability. The main goal of the project is to educate the society in Lower-Jubba region both from rural and urban areas on how to make preparations for the drought periods. But tolve the environmental problems need to solve also other social problems like conflicts. When the project is implemented the target groups have learned new ideas to settle conflicts peacefully and democratically. That means the project aims to encourage people to set aside their differences and combine their efforts to face the challenges of the climate change.

The project programs focus on changing people’s attitude, behaviors, and values of conflict management. Our efforts are to organize the local population and educate the people to solve conflicts by peaceful means and democracy. To achieve the project goals, it is required to mobilize civil society, primarily women’s groups, youths, rural population, clan leaders and other strategic groups. During the seminars and workshops our efforts are awareness-raising of non-violent handling of conflicts as well as spreading pluralism and social cohesion. People are encouraged to settle their conflicts in order to have the chance to face the environmental challenges.

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