Hobyo Resilience Plan
The Hobyo Resilience Plan provides an overview of the main features related to resilience in the town and its surrounding landscape. It briefly analyses the current development challenges with a special focus on climate-related and environmental-related risks affecting vulnerable population.
It is a complementary technical document to several other planning studies and reports to shape the future of Hobyo in a more sustainable way, providing basic urban services to all communities and leaving no one behind.
This Resilience Plan provides an identification of the main existing processes currently taking place in Hobyo from a vulnerability perspective.
Responding to the environmental challenges is an endeavor that requires, in general, large-scale, long-term environmental strategic plans, which include continuous monitoring and evaluation from the local authorities. This document proposes examples of specific interventions that local and regional administrations and individuals can undertake to increase urban and regional resilience. These actions are chosen according to their simplicity and based on their effectiveness (drawn from scientific literature descriptions). It would be advisable to present alongside the interventions a monitoring and evaluation plan, so as to ensure their being effective.
UN-Habitat’s mandate on the implementation for the sustainability agenda is making cities and urban settlements resilient, inclusive and sustainable under Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11. UN-Habitat has developed more comprehensive, local tools for resilience planning, such as the City Resilience Action Planning Tool (CityRAP Tool), that would be advisable to develop on the field involving local participatory processes. It would also be advisable to conduct a Vulnerability and Risk Analysis (VRA) on the field for a more complete vision of the current processes. It is hoped that this working paper contributes to the necessary public discussion on Hobyo’s future development and facilitates decision-making by local, regional, state and federal authorities.
Reference is being made to other studies and data updates undertaken by UN agencies and other international stakeholders, such as: SWALIM (Somalia Water and Land Information Management), IOM-supported interventions in Hobyo, such as the Community Action Planning process, and CCCM Cluster.
This Resilience Plan was drafted with support from the Hobyo Core Facilitation Team (CFT) of Midnimo II (Unity) project: “Support for the Attainment of Durable Solutions in Areas Impacted by Displacement and Returns in Galmudug and Hirshabelle States.”