The Somalia Resilience Innovation Hub (RI Hub) successfully leveraged US$ 43,323 from the Department for International Development (DFID) through the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) towards support of their resilience activities. Somalia’s RI Hub is a semi-autonomous entity under Makerere University School of Public Health ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) Horn of Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (HoA RI Lab) whose mandate among others focuses on leveraging resources to support resilience activities for sustainability. This is therefore an indication that the RI Hub model for Network Plus Universities will continue to gain traction so that they are better able to expand their resilience activities.
Somali Disaster Resilience Institute SDRI is a Somalia-focused, independent think tank, multidisciplinary research and capacity development institute affiliated to Benadir University in Somalia specializing in addressing complex resilience problems in Somalia. SDRI hosts the RAN HoA RI Lab’s Somalia Resilience Innovation Hub. SDRI focuses on the study of disaster resilience, health systems, sustainable education, natural resources management and water, nutrition and food security, public financial management and media and governance. To achieve these, SDRI promotes innovation and resilience leadership, resilience programming, resilience knowledge management.
Project Goal: To improve the protection of internally displaced communities benefiting from humanitarian resilience programming in Somalia.
Specific Objectives:
Analyze and prioritize self-identified IDP protection needs of the IDP communities.
Identify gaps in coordination of stakeholders involved in IDP Protection responses
Analyze how the IDP protection approaches may be integrated into resilience programming across resilience dimensions
Propose institutional frameworks or systems to enable adequately identification, inclusion and support across social, economic, physical and rights based protection amongst IDPs
Evidence-based recommendations to improve the IDP Policy implementation in Somalia

Congratulations to Somalia team!