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F.a: Child Sensitive Social Protection in Somaliland


01/23 - 12/23


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CSSP project will build on progress and learning from the 2017-2021 Child Sensitive Social Protection (CSSP) pilot and seeks to establish and strengthen CSSP systems in Somaliland to contribute to improved and inclusive human capital development for children, with and without disabilities. The project will continue to target Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Hargeisa and expand to non-IDP households in Berbera. Project will enable the most vulnerable children and their families to access a child benefit, complemented with strengthened child and gender sensitivity of the grant through cash plus approaches. The cash plus interventions focus on enhancing behaviour change for parents and caregivers to support achievement of responsive caregiving leading to improved nutrition, education, and overall well-being of children through a CSSP parenting package. In addition, a life skills package will be rolled out with children. The project will continue to work with the Ministry of Employment, Social Affairs and Family (MESAF) in implementation of the child benefit, while simultaneously helping to strengthen the government?s capacity to be able to finance and lead it, in line with the new social protection policy that is currently under development. government led child sensitive social protection schemes. SC will work with local partner, Horn of Africa Voluntary Youth Committees, the central government, local municipalities of Berbera and Hargeisa, and other partners in establishing transparency and accountability mechanisms (community score cards, public hearings, grievance redressal mechanisms) to help the Child benefit beneficiary families access basic services such as health & nutrition, education, and WASH. This will also form the basis for project?s advocacy efforts with actors, including newly elected local councillors/municipalities to lobby for IDPs? land ownership, availability of public services to children and increased government and international investment in CSSP.