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UN launches platform involving Somalis in planning of community projects

UN launches platform involving Somalis in planning of community projects

Two UN agencies have launched an interactive plant platform involving Somalis in the planning of community projects.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the UN-Habitat said the Community Action Plan, which was launched in Dollow, will empower different socio-economic groups to actively participate in defining and making informed decisions on development interventions that are especially relevant to them.

“IOM is in the process of constructing an airport terminal hall and a health centre, as well as the rehabilitation of Dollow orientation centre and several district offices,” said the UN migration agency said in a statement issued in Mogadishu on Tuesday.

According to IOM, participants include vulnerable people such as internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees, women and girls, and host communities.

The UN housing agency, which is a key partner in the project, is supporting the local government of Dollow with analysis for urban planning consultations, and with durable solutions for protracted displacement.

“Together with IOM, they also assisted in the construction of a market at Qansaxley IDP camp, the construction of Kabasa IDP primary school and the rehabilitation of a Dollow orientation centre,” it said.

According to the UN agencies, the action plan outlines the current situation and community vision for peaceful coexistence, social cohesion and sustainable development in Dollow. 

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