ICBA Helps in the Preparation of Somalia’s Water Strategy

  • ICBA Helps in the Preparation of Somalia’s Water Strategy
Thursday, 17 January 2013

With the appointment of a new government in Somalia, water is becoming one of the most important challenges that should be addressed in the country. The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is exploring ways of helping Somalia to deal with their crisis.

In January 17, ICBA hosted a meeting with the participation of different stakeholders including: IDB, Government of the Republic of Somalia, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Bushnak Group, Qatar Red Crescent, DIRECTAID (Kuwait), Islamic Relief, Qatar Charity, and ICBA.

The objective of the meeting was to prepare the “framework for drought resilience agriculture, livestock and water strategy for food security in Somalia”. As a result the participants agreed to prepare three papers related to water master plan, urban waters, and capacity development and knowledge transfer.The next meeting is scheduled to take place in mid-March of the current year where the donors will be invited and the strategy framework will be finalized.