Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Mohamed Guled and Head of DFID Somalia Phil Evans co-chaired a packed Somali Development and Reconstruction Facility (SDRF) last week.
The meeting made important decisions on Somalia's new aid architecture and plans for the first Somalia Partnership Forum (SPF) which the DPM confirmed will be held on 5 December. The UK will participate in a Task Force to design a ‘Mutual Accountability Framework’ ahead of the SPF. This Framework will help monitor progress of the New Partnership for Somalia agreed at the London Somalia Conference in May.
Many of those present – including Federal Member State representatives - stressed the continued impact of the drought and noted positive progress on the Drought Impact Needs Assessment, now almost complete.
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