Baseline Study Report on NGOs and CSOs
The IGAD Regional CSO Facility is a pilot phase Grant Fund that is disbursed to NGOs/CSOs within the IGAD Region to implement projects focused on enhancing the resilience of pastoralists’ communities to drought and addressing drylands issues at the grassroots level. With support from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is implementing a pilot project “IGAD Regional Civil Society Drylands Facility (IGAD CSO Facility)”, this project aims at facilitating the engagement of NGOs/CSOs in its Member States in building resilience in drylands.
This initiative seeks to involve NGOs/CSOs in implementing natural resource management (NRM), livelihood interventions, and other resilience-building initiatives within the region. This project and specifically this study assignment seeks to develop a database of NGOs/CSOs active in the areas of environment, water, and natural resources management in IGAD Member States, with special reference to the context of drylands. This study was carried out in Somalia as one of the many other similar studies being done in other IGAD member states.