Jowhar Resilience Plan
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Jowhar Resilience Plan

The Jowhar Resilience plan provides an overview of the main features related to resilience in the city 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 Jowhar 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 Jowhar from a vulnerability perspective. The vision and example interventions are focused in reverting, at least partially, those processes.

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 Jowhar’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, World Bank-FAO and CCCM Cluster.

This Resilience plan was drafted with support from the Jowhar Core Facilitation team of Midnimo II (Unity) project: “Support for the Attainment of Durable Solutions in Areas Impacted by Displacement and Returns in Galmudug and Hirshabelle States.”

Midnimo II is jointly implemented by The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nation Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and funded by United Nations Peacebuilding Fund.