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The Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations today unveiled the 2019 portfolio of the UN Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund, with 14 million USD earmarked for support of new state-building projects in the country. UNSOM

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DATELINE: 18 FEBRUARY 2019, MOGADISHU, SOMALIA

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18 FEBRUARY 2019, MOGADISHU, SOMALIA

1. Wide shot, participants attending the Peacebuilding Fund launch
2. Med shot, Federal Minister of Interior Abdi Mohamed Sabrie speaking at launch
3. Med shot, participants taking notes
4. Wide shot, Sabrie and Peter de Clercq
5. Med shot, participants listening
6. Close up, Mohamed Ali Adle
7. Close up, Federal Minister of Interior Abdi Mohamed Sabrie
8. Wide shot, meeting room
9. Close up, participant
10. Close up shot, Peter de Clercq speaking
11. Various shots, participants at meeting
12. Wide shot, Peter de Clercq speaking
13. Close up, participant listening
14. Med shot, participants using their computers
15. Wide shot, participants at the Peacebuilding Fund launch
16. Med shot, participants clapping
17. SOUNDBITE (Somali) Abdi Mohamed Sabrie, Minister of Interior, Federal Affairs and Reconciliation, Federal Government of Somalia:
“Each of these five projects is important. Our area of focus is the liberated areas and areas that have weak administration. The objective is to assist them in the areas of reconciliation and help set up administration structures to enable them to develop.”
28. Close up, Peter de Clercq
19. SOUNDBITE (English) Peter de Clercq, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, United Nations:
“These programmes are intended to be what we call catalytic which means that we are trying out quite risky approaches towards peacebuilding, so where normal donors would not necessarily put their money because they think that it is too risky to invest, this is where the PBF [Peacebuilding Fund] will go.”

20. Close up, Mohamed Ali Adle
21. SOUNDBITE (English) Peter de Clercq, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, United Nations:
“This country is quickly urbanizing not just in Mogadishu but in other places like Baidoa and Bossaso and it is very important that we support that urbanization process that is actually fueled by internally displaced people, either as a result of drought or as a result of conflict. The longer they actually stay displaced, the less likely they are to return where they once came from.”
22. Wide shot, Sabrie shaking hands with de Clercq

STORYLINE:

The Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations today unveiled the 2019 portfolio of the UN Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund, with 14 million USD earmarked for support of new state-building projects in the country.

The Fund will support five new projects focusing on stabilization, internally displaced persons, reconciliation and state-building processes, land for peace and the leveraging of the contribution of women to peacebuilding and promoting gender sensitivity in the national programme on disengaged combatants.

“Each of these five projects is important. Our area of focus is the liberated areas that have weak administration. The objective is to assist them in the areas of reconciliation and help set up administration structures to enable them to develop,” said the Somali Federal Minister of Interior Abdi Mohamed Sabrie, during the launch at an event he co-chaired with the UN Deputy Special Representative and UN Resident Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, in the Somali capital.

The event was also attended by senior officials of the Federal Government, the five federal member states, UN agencies in Somalia and other development partners. The Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund has supported Somalia’s peacebuilding process since 2009, and investments to date amount to approximately 45 million USD.

Sabrie said Somalia has more than 2.5 million internally displaced persons (IDPs), most of them living in the major cities, who need help to access basic necessities like food, water and shelter. He said the Government had to handle the issue of IDPs as it does with other residents of the cities by helping them access education, clean water, housing and medical care.

UN Deputy Special Representative de Clercq noted that the fund was intended to provide a coherent and coordinated approach by the Federal Government, the UN and other partners to provide durable solutions to a number of problems caused by conflict and extreme weather conditions.

“These programmes are intended to be catalytic, which means that we are trying out risky approaches towards peacebuilding, especially where donors would not necessarily put their money because they think it is too risky to invest,” said de Clercq.

The senior UN official noted that there is a need to support the stabilization and reconciliation efforts in Somalia by comprehensively tackling the problem of displacement.

“This country is fast urbanizing not just in Mogadishu but in other towns like Baidoa and Bosaso, and it is very important that we support that urbanization process fueled by internally displaced people, either as a result of drought or as a result of conflict,” de Clercq said.

The Fund aims to address Somalia’s peacebuilding priorities as outlined in the Peacebuilding Priority Plan, the National Development Plan, the National Stabilization Strategy, the Wajadir Framework and the National Reconciliation Framework.
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