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Durable solutions to prevent the migration of young Somalis

Most of the Somali population aged between 18 and 40 who cannot find employment or establish a business in Somalia plans to migrate abroad

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The Somali Human Rights Association (SOHRA) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental, independent human rights and humanitarian organization that was founded on 8 April 2002 in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Since 2006, SOHRA has enjoyed  partnership agreement with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The aim of the UNHCR Partnership is to improve the living conditions and to enhance the protection of IDPs,  refugees and returnees in Somalia through the development of a countrywide protection monitoring network, advocacy mechanisms, and a referral system through Emergency responses.
Activity:
 Conduct baseline study, analysis of findings and identification/selection of beneficiaries in close collaboration with all project stakeholders, including local community
 Conduct a one-day Orientation Workshop for local community, local authorities, target Youth  and  Committees and selected beneficiaries
 Formation and training of Community Committees each representing a specific livelihood group to facilitate community ownership and monitoring
 Community Sensitization to introduce livelihoods intervention and income generation activities through provision of micro enterprises grants
 Formation and training of Community Committees each representing one livelihood group to facilitate beneficiary selection, community ownership, and monitoring. Community Committees will also be responsible for representing specific livelihood groups in discussions with project staff, advising on potential livelihoods'''' intervention methodologies, and for providing project staff with reports on progress
 Conduct Business Plan workshop for the target beneficiaries, including use of tools for simple accounting and financial reporting
 In collaboration with Community Committees and project partners, phased distribution of project inputs and small business grants will be conducted
 Choose the beneficiary  where applicable for their micro- enterprises
 Project staff begin weekly supervision ensuring that income generation and awareness raising targets are met, and that project partners remain accountable to beneficiaries in delivering services
 Quarterly reporting and analysis will be conducted by project staff for review, directly measuring input and output indicators, perceived challenges and solutions, and noting necessary contingencies or changes as necessary, for progress to plan
 Procurement in strategic/identified locations to enhance security and promote social

The main project outcomes will include :

- A reduction in the number of young Somalis attempting to migrate abroad, often at the risk of their lives through the use of human smugglers

 - Acquisition of new skills in business creation and management

- Start-up seed funding for 100 participants

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