Working towards a just society

The Main elements of the actions of the project composed of rehabilitation works of water-catchments, farm canals and feeder roads by workers from poor drought affected agro-pastoral households in the districts of Garbahaarey/Buur Dhuubo, Belet Xaawo and Luuq, Gedo region Somalia and working on the basis of Cash for Work at the rate US$ 3 per person per day for 60 days plus 12 days of free cash payment at same rate.
Communities were mobilized and sensitized in close consultation with local administration, communal elders and relief committees. 16 water-catchments, 52 canals and 9 feeder roads were identified for rehabilitation through CFW in cooperation. 2,611 beneficiaries of whom 1,279 beneficiaries are from the riverine community and 1,332 beneficiaries from agro-pastoral community were identified, selected and registered to carry out rehabilitation work through CFW.  List of communities and infrastructure, list of beneficiaries and list of activities targeted, as defined through the relevant stakeholders and community meetings were submitted to FAO Somalia. Liaise with main food vendors in the markets where beneficiaries purchase their food items were liaised with in order to ascertain the availability of basic food commodities and commodity price information, as compatible with the prevalent security situation, and provided weekly market prices to FAO Somalia.

NAPAD organized beneficiaries into groups of 50 each to work under the supervision of one foreman who is charged with the supervision of rehabilitation works. NAPAD reported to FAO Somalia office in Nairobi on the progress of rehabilitation on a weekly basis using the relevant formats made available by FAO. NAPAD Ensured proper maintenance of all payment documentation including voucher books and weekly payroll sheet, as per details reported under Annex I. NAPAD Prepared and issue to each beneficiary Weekly payment voucher slips, ensured adequate liaison with the money vendor for the effective payment of the weekly compensation.

NAPAD Submit to FAO photographic evidence of the progress of rehabilitation works as well as other main activities required to show as an evidence of work performed.  NAPAD submitted on time Interim Narrative Reports on cash for work activities as per format(s) defined under Annex I and submitted final narrative and financial reports to FAO as described under Annex. NAPAD conducted post project reviews through household surveys as per format that was provided by FAO.

Under the circumstances, NAPAD succeeded in the rehabilitation of 16 water-catchments, 52 canals and 9 feeder roads of various sizes and dimensions. NAPAD transferred to the beneficiaries through the money vendor a total of US$ 563,976; i.e. a total US$ 469,980 as CFW and a total US$ 93,996 as cash grant for the purchase of tools and other necessities before the start of the rehabilitation work.

NAPAD provided training to 10% of the total beneficiaries selected as Canal Committee members and Farmers on canal operation and maintenance, irrigation practices and water use. NAPAD also provided training to 10% of the total beneficiaries selected as Water Management Committee members on water harvesting techniques, catchment design and maintenance and water hygiene. NAPAD also provided training to 10% of the beneficiaries on Community Based Rangeland Management and best practice.