Regional Approaches for Sustainable Conflict Management and Integration (RASMI)

Project title:

Regional Approaches for Sustainable Conflict Management and Integration (RASMI)

Start Date:

2017

End Date:

2020

Project Location:

Mandera country, Kenya, Gedo region in Somalia and Dolo in the Somali region of Ethiopia

Cross-border cluster:

To be confirmed

Priority Intervention areas (PIAs):

PIA 1: Natural resources and environment management
PIA 2: Market access, trade, and financial services
PIA 3: Livelihoods support and basic social services
PIA 4 : Disaster risk management, preparedness, and effective response
PIA 5: Research, knowledge management, and technology transfer
PIA 6: Conflict prevention, resolution and peacebuilding
PIA 7: Coordination, institutional strengthening, and partnerships

Lead Organization:

PACT

Collaborating organizations:

Inter-Africa Group (IAG)
Integrated Development Focus (IDF)
Mandera Women for Peace and Development (MWFPD)
Network for Peace and Development (NEPED)

Financial sources:

European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF)

Project description:

The Regional Approaches for Sustainable Conflict Management and Integration (RASMI) project adopts a conflict systems-based approach to promote peace-building, conflict management, and conflict resolution capacity at the community and cross-border levels. It is part of the EU’s program for Collaboration in the Cross-Border areas of the Horn of Africa, providing over 60 million euros of investment to prevent and mitigate the impact of local conflict and to promote economic development and greater resilience in four different cross-border regions.
RASMI, which means “reliable” in Somali, targets stakeholders in the Mandera Triangle who are most vulnerable to engaging in conflict, irregular migration, and recruitment into militias and terror groups. These stakeholders include youth, internally displaced people, and pastoralist dropouts and marginalized ethnic groups. At the same time, RASMI engages local government agencies, women, religious leaders, security forces and the private sector – those who have the greatest capacity for managing conflicts and promoting peace.

Contacts:

Regional Team Lead: Yussuf Mohammed Abdullahi ymabdullahi@pactworld.org
Project Manager: Issack Abdirahman IMAbdirahman@pactworld.org

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