Announcement of a New Study Report “Gender Dimensions of Climate Change Related Projects in Somalia”

SIDRA Institute, in partnership with Diakonia Sweden, released a new Study Report titled “Gender Dimensions of Climate Change Related Projects in Somalia”.

Climate change poses serious development challenge in Puntland and Somalia in general that needs to be addressed urgently. Somalia and Puntland development plans and policy documents recognize this challenge and observe that if climate change is not urgently addressed, it will compromise the progress that Somalia has made in the recent years. Many studies including the recent comprehensive Somalia Drought Impacts and Needs Assessment (DINA) indicate that climate change affect men and women and the different groups of Somalia population differently and that in climate mitigation and adaptation efforts should seek to understand these differences and use the opportunities they provide to develop climate resilience in Somalia.

Through the support of Diakonia Somalia, this study was carried out in between December 2018 and January 2019 to assess the gender dimensions of climate change related projects in Somalia. The study was based on literature review and field data collection. The literature reviewed focused on Puntland and Somalia policy documents related to climate change supplemented by selected global literature that present the state of knowledge and best practice on gender and climate change. Field data was collected in six target districts (Bender Beyla, Dangorayo, Iskushuban, Harfo and Dhahar) through focus group discussions and key informant interviews. Interviews were also organized with representatives of seven government ministries and four development organizations.

The study benefited from the inputs of a total of 68 respondents (both focus group discussions and key informant interviews) selected to represent an equal mix of men, women and population groups. Data collection sessions were guided by study questions which were contextualized in each session by the field team. Open notes were taken for each session and summarized on preformatted data capture forms at the end of each session. Data was process and analysed by identifying key responses and aggregate and categorise responses by study question. Standard office software was used for this process.

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