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    Maka almukarama Street Near trepiano Mogadishu Somalia
    2526 Banadir/Mogadishu/Waberi

    Phone: 00252615529137

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Africa Nature Conservation Organization (ANCO)

Non-Governmental Organization

Mission ANCO Somalia, our mission is based on the increase of activities supporting the restoration of ecosystems and biodiversity. To make people aware about environmental degradation, that may change and improve the quality of environment and the quality of the life of human communities. To implement...



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Mission ANCO Somalia, our mission is based on the increase of activities supporting the restoration of ecosystems and biodiversity. To make people aware about environmental degradation, that may change and improve the quality of environment and the quality of the life of human communities. To implement large-scale of reforestation to prevent the loss of vegetation cover and the vital top-soil of natural habitats

Disaster Reduction Goal

Since 2015, staff throughout Somalia have received training on the principles and methodologies of risk management. This training has been extended to government partners and enables participants to understand and identify potential and real risks to programming and will assist in better decision-making. The Contractor Information Management System (CIMS) is a UN-wide system that allows the UN to share information about the quality and integrity of partners. It aims to reduce risks associated with contracting and improve due diligence processes.

Policies and Programmes in DRR

ANCO Focus The activities of two separate projects in Somali region were covered by this review. One was the first phase of the 'Regional Drought Decision' programme, which focused on building the capacity of community-based disaster risk management committees, as well as the construction of water storage facilities and the setting up of some pilot pastoralist field schools (PFSs). The second project, the Somali Region Drought Recovery and Preparedness Project, was launched following the severe drought of 2008/09, and involved rehabilitating communal rangeland, restocking herds for female-headed households, training of community animal-health workers, a livestock vaccination campaign, a public-health campaign, and latrine construction. These full and summary reports document the findings of a quasi-experimental impact evaluation carried out in November 2015

Membership in Key Networks

ANCO-Somalia member of the UNCCD in TURKEY 2016 International Training of Convention Combating Desertification

Making disaster risk reduction a policy priority, institutional strengthening (HFA 1)

Stakeholder Assessment of Garas Binto event to derive lessons learned: The selected firm will undertake an analysis of stakeholder experience of the most recent Garas Binto to derive an understanding of both effective and ineffective approaches, investment, persistent operational and analytical gaps. This will entail a field based case study review complemented by an in-depth desk study literature Garas Binto review of varying stakeholder interventions in response to what donors funded what agencies, how resources were used, and what activities did not work and what activities demonstrated some level of effectiveness. Reference to lessons learned and best practice from previous disasters in Somalia, such as the 2015 drought, should also be incorporated into the analysis (4 weeks); Facilitate two workshops: i) a stocktaking workshop to inform the stakeholder assessment; and ii) a validation workshop to share associated findings (2 weeks).

Risk assessment and early warning systems (HFA 2)

In June and August 2014,ANCO-Somalia across three regions of Somalia. The ,ANCO-Somalia assessment examined the usefulness of each early warning indicator collected, the feasibility and the importance of each indicator in monitoring early warning at the local level some indicators are Physical Indicators,Decrease in soil organic matter. Decrease in soil fertility. Increases severity of dune formation and movement in coastal areas. Decrease the quality and quantity of ground and surface water. Soil erosion by water and wind , resulting sheet erosion by removal of topsoil layer. Loss of soil capacity for resilience.BIOLOGICAL INDICATORS Decrease in cover and ground biomass. Alteration of key species distribution and frequency

Education, information and public awareness (HFA 3)

ANCO-Somalia Create training about The importance of education in promoting and enabling Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) has already been identified by researchers and policy makers. In doing so, there is a renewed focus on disaster risk education in primary and secondary schools and University . Mainstreaming DRR into school curricula aims to raise awareness and provide a better understanding of disaster management for children, teachers and communities. Accompanying structural changes to improve safety in building schools will not only protect children and their access to education, but will also minimise long term costs

Reducing underlying risk factors (HFA 4)

Impacts on Drought and floods that cause Poverty and famine. Impacts on Public Health. Impacts on Food Security and nutrition. Impacts on Economic development.

Preparedness for effective response (HFA 5)

ANCO will focus Future assessment will be needed to overcome challenges related to DRR and Desertification To prevent and reserve desertification are needed major effective intervention and changes in proper management also will needed education awareness to protected arid land and changes governmental and people attitudes

Other activities

ANCO-Somalia The following activities will be undertaken: 1.Provide training to communities mobilizes Committee, in the IDPs from the selected district areas on hygiene and sanitation awareness and preventions. Training will be provided to community mobilizes Committee (CMC), from the selected district IDP settlements areas on hygiene and sanitation awareness. The trainings will be aimed at creating the capacity for the IDPs committee to mobilize. 2. Constructions of Latrines in seven IDPs camps in seven districts in Bannadir. During the interventions ANCO will implement the constructions of 140 latrines in the four projects targeted districts (IDPs’ Settlements) Howlwadaag, Abdelaziz, Hodan, Bondhere, Hamarweyne, Shangani and waberi, The IDPs will be clustered into houses who will share latrines. IDPs will also be used as the man power during the latrine constructions to allow then to access small income for household consumptions. 3. Excavations of seven earth pits in the seven targeted districts in selected location. ANCO in collaborations with the district and regional authorities excavate waste pits in the seven project targeted district each with the capacity of 300M³, ANCO will engage the IDPs ( mainly men and women ) for the exactions of the pits to benefit for them to make income and who will be paid on daily basis during the excavation. 4. Identification of beneficiaries and distributions of sanitations equipments and supplies. In each of the targeted areas a list of targeted beneficiaries will be drawn after an assessment of need and discussion with the local leaders. Supplies distribution committees shall be formed in each of the targeted seven clusters. Each household will receive 1 small box of soap (containing 10 pcs), 1 rake, 1 shovel and 1 bucket.

Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Point(s)

25 July 2014, Nairobi, Kenya. 14 technical experts working at the IGAD Secretariat and its specialized programmes including the Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC), the Centre for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD) and IGAD-Somalia, completes successfully a one week specialised refresher training on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing applications delivered by UNOSAT trainers. The course took place at the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) in Nairobi. The course was designed to reinforce participants’ knowledge and practical skills in the use of GIS and satellite analysis for resilience and risk reduction and to plan prevention measures across the region, based on the understanding that capacity at regional level to reduce vulnerability to natural hazards is fundamental for long term development. The training included modules to refresh GIS concepts, learn how to produce quality thematic maps and how to undertake remote sensing analysis on different satellite images. The training assignments included a SWOT analysis and the review of case scenarios using datasets from past disaster events in the Horn of Africa. The Chairman of ANCO-Somalia, Dr. Hassan Hersi, who spoke to participants before the training, thanked UNOSAT for the continuing support in building capacity in the region and underscored the importance of partnership.


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