12 Mar 2018

Mainstreaming Gender Inclusion in Practice in Somalia : A workshop report

This report captures the main highlights from a workshop hosted by the Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development of the Federal Republic of Somalia, UNDP Somalia, the Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding Statebuilding (CSPPS) and the International Dialogue Secretariat. The workshop brought together Somalia civil society organisations, with donors and officials from Ministry of Finance (PM office) and Central Bank, to review gaps in gender mainstreaming across line ministries, during the New Deal compact phase, and identify how the new National Development Plan and Partnership agreement, open up the scope for greater gender and women’s inclusion. On this occasion, a set of preliminary recommendations were put forward.

Read the report here.

22 Feb 2018

Yemen Socio-Economic Update - December 2017

The Economic Studies and Forecasting Sector at Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC) in collaboration with UNICEF Yemen Country Office have released their Issue (No. 30) of the Yemen Socio-Economic Update (YSEU).

Read the English version here.

Read the Arabic version here.

23 Jan 2018

Reflections on Use of Country Systems in Somalia: A government perspective

A half day workshop jointly hosted and organised in conjunction with the World Bank Conflict, Fragility and Violence Hub, the United Nations and World Bank Aid Coordination Office, and the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS) Secretariat, was held in Nairobi (Kenya) on December 8th 2017. This workshop aimed at furthering peer learning across IDPS members on the current ‘state of play’ and progress on the Use of Country Systems (UCS). This workshop was an opportunity to facilitate the comparing of experiences (in particular on CAR and Somalia), and to identify strategic ways of advancing the agenda at country and headquarter levels on UCS from a cross-constituency perspective (government, development partners and civil society).

Adil Korfa Garane, senior policy advisor in the Ministry of Finance, Federal Republic of Somalia and co-Chair of the UCS working group, was a participant to this workshop. According to him “The increased Use of Country Systems (UCS) continues to be a priority for both the Government of Somalia and international partners. There has been much progress in terms of the political, economic and social landscape in Somalia that has transformed the nation several times in the course of a very short period, for better or worse. […] ” Read more about Adil Korfa Garane's perspective on the Use of Country Systems in Somalia here.

26 Dec 2017

g7+ December 2017 Newsletter: summary of a year work in sustaining peace, access to justice and conflict prevention

The 2017 g7+ newsletter captures g7+ advocacy activities around their main thematic work ‘Sustaining peace, access to justice and conflict prevention’. It highlights g7+ important moments for year 2017 (events, workshops, publications etc.) and includes articles on access to fair justice; making, building and sustaining of peace initiatives; conflict prevention to achieve the SDGs; rethinking UN peacekeeping and political mission in g7+ countries; fragmented budgets and (un)sustainable development. The newsletter also features the recent publication on Fragile-to-Fragile Cooperation. Read the newsletter here.

11 Dec 2017

What we can learn from Sweden on promoting Sustainable Peace

Since the beginning of 2015, the Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, Isabella Lövin, has been co-Chair of the International Dialogue. Sweden, which has been a ‘consistent champion of peacebuilding and conflict prevention’, has recently adopted a new global strategy on sustainable peace for 2017-2022. Read more about Sweden and international peacebuilding policy here.