Community Resilience in Somaliland and Puntland(CRISP) Project Activities in 2018

ADO “Agriculture Development Organization” is a local Non-governmental Organization, which has been effectively operating in Somaliland since 1993. The focus areas of ADO programs are of agriculture, watershed management, livestock, environment, Livelihood, natural resources management as well as micro-enterprises.

ADO secured three years project from EU with Consortium of the Development of Norway (DF). The project focused building the resilience of the Somaliland communities in the regions of Togdheer, Dadmadheedh and Sanaag.The overall objective of the project is to increase the resilience of communities in Somaliland and Puntland. The intermediate objective is to reduce the vulnerability of communities and households to climate related shocks and disasters, with actions under two specific objectives:

  1. To build the capacity of communities and local institutions to better manage climate-related shocks and disasters.

Capacity building of communities is achieved through:

  • Climate Adaptive Village methodology
  • Community Contingency Planning
  • Strengthening the management and financial planning of community institutions that are responsible for collective infrastructures
  • Coordination of community level intervention with government agencies and National Disaster Preparedness and Food Reserve Authority NADFOR (Somaliland) including capacity building of relevant government officers where gaps are identified


  1. To strengthen the target groups’ livelihood security

Livelihood security is strengthened through actions in four thematic areas:

  • Water
  • Agriculture
  • Livestock
  • Income diversification.


The last two quarters the project achieved to accomplish all the planned activities as elaborated below;


  • The project Conducted Participatory Vulnerability Assessment for 6 communities from two villages represented by 40 persons from local men, women and youth of community key informants and also government officials ( MoERD), 14 female and 26 male, Whereby Project staff facilitated the workshop sessions and assisted the participants to discuss about the their climate hazard vulnerabilities  by using CAV tools and attendants actively participated in all sessions and contributed useful information about village climate history, resources, climate hazards, stakeholders and stated plans based on their local needs for climate adaptation and resilience.  The results of discussion by the two villages were mostly similar and they equally presented drought, floods, landslide and pests as their climate hazards.


  •   The project Facilitated the development of community and contingency plans workshop through CAV model implementation at the community level that produced 6 community plans(adaptation and contingency) for two villages.
  •  The project established 4 water committees for 4 villages (Beerato, Gatiitalay, xidhxidh and Shilmaale) comprised nine communities under odweine district in Togdher region, Somaliland, where each village will have 7 persons 2 female and 5 male for water infrastructure committee, which will in turn promote sustainability and ownership of water resource and contribute to the promotion of better health, hygiene and sanitation practice. In addition having the responsibility of Conflict resolution at water points / sources.


  •  Since the CRISP project aimed to build new water infrastructures. At the same time, rehabilitation of deteriorating of water structures require just to maintain current levels of service, therefore, the project trained 12 persons including 4 female for water maintenance and management in the areas of Operation and maintenance of solar systems, Operation and maintenance of machines, Management of water infrastructures.  The 12 trained operators from four villages (Beerato, Gatiitalay, xidhxidh and Shilmaale) .
  •  The project facilitated the creation of a SHG of women consisted of 20 members in Beer village for increased Livelihood security among the project target communities. Beer village is under the administration of Burao district and it has three communities. The 20 selected women were trained the topics of SHG concept (what is SHG, why SHG etc.), How to conduct SHG meeting, SHG Rules and Regulations, Vision building, goal setting, Savings and credit and Book keeping & auditing.



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