Famine Action Mechanism (FAM) Partnership; Anticipatory Action Plan (AAP) for Food Insecurity Crises in Somalia
Somalia is prone to severe drought and the situation is set to become worse due to climate change. This causes significant loss of life, displacement and suffering. Over the last few years, the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), Federal Member States (FMS) and international partners have developed strategies to mitigate severe food insecurity in Somalia. These include the Famine Action Mechanism partnership (FAM) which seeks to mobilize collective action more predictably and quickly to reduce losses before they evolve into major crises.
Valid Evaluations (VE) – a UK-based research and evaluation company – was contracted by the World Bank to develop an Anticipatory Action Plan (AAP) for food insecurity crises. CHC supported Valid Evaluations to develop the AAP, identifying areas in which existing World Bank programmes potentially can adapt and/or flex up in response to data which suggests that a food security crisis is emerging.
Some of the activities included:
- Scanning the literature on WASH project and programme efforts in Somalia and bordering states in the past (including resilience programmes and emergency WASH interventions)
- Scoping existing World Bank, Federal Government of Somalia and other NGO initiatives
- Reviewing early/ anticipatory actions proposed by UN partners, particularly as part of their Anticipatory Action Pilot
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