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United Nations Development Office for Somalia

Bright spots project final report - Comprehensive assessment

‘Bright’ spots,(so-called) can be defined as individuals, small communities and households that have adopted innovative practices and strategies to reverse natural resource degradation in a sustainable manner whilst maintaining or enhancing food security. ‘Bright’ spots are potentially sustainable, and levels of natural resource capital are above ecological and economic thresholds. It is these ‘Bright’ spots that form the basis of this report. The report comprises a series of sections describing selected ‘Bright’ spot cases from different parts of the globe and a global assessment of the extent of ‘Bright’ spot is attempted using previously collected data sets and surveys conducted in the current study. Using survey data, the relevance of ten key drivers in the development of ‘Bright’ spots was assessed.

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International Water Management Institute

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Hydrological investigation in North-East Somalia

(Extract from introduction text) The main subject of hydrological and hydrogeological investigations is to obtain a general idea about the geological and hydrogeological composition of the region, about the hydraulic and hydrochemical aquifer characteristics and about the ground water budget. The work was focused on a comprehensive study of a complete and delimited groundwater flow system.

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Food , Security Assesment Unit,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome (Italy)

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome (Italy)

Project Formulation Tool Kit

The Toolkit, managed by the Technical Cooperation Department (TC), is designed to facilitate the formulation of projects under the FAO supported Special Programme for Food Security (SPFS), the Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) and TeleFood, as well as under Trust Fund arrangements. Its content is organized into five clusters: andrdquoProject Categoriesandrdquo, andrdquoFunding Sourcesandrdquo, andrdquoSPFSandrdquo, andrdquoUseful Information and Referencesandrdquoand andrdquoLessons Learnedandrdquo, each with distinct characteristics. Introductory texts to each subject provide a general context and key issues concerned, with links to further information. For the most common technical disciplines of FAO's mandated areas, the Toolkit provides access to normative frameworks for project formulation and andrdquobest practiceandrdquoproject examples, preparation guidelines for FAO funding sources, supportive material and lessons learned from project implementation. The SPFS, for which there is a specific site, assumes a prominent role in the Kit. The Kit is not seeking to produce standardized and detailed blueprints. It is designed as an evolving process that will grow and change as needed by users. The Kit is accessible through the Technical Cooperation Department's web site andrdquoField Programme Management Information System (FPMIS)andrdquo.

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Sogreah Consulting Engineers

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Desert Research Center, Mataria (Egypt)

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European Commission

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European Commission- Somalia Unit

Towards a strategy for agricultural developmnt in Somalia, From relief, rehabiliation and reconstruction to development

A preliminary draft of the outline of FAO strategy and programme approach for rehabilitattion and reconstruction of the food and agricultural sector in Somalia. The programme will be finalized and implemented as an integral component of the world bank coordinated multi-donor tskforceandrdquoFramework for planning of long term reconstruction and recoveryandrdquoof the country.

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Landmine Action, London (U.K)

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Flood Watch Bulletin 11-11-2014

During the week ending on 10 November, 2014, there was a reduction of rainfall activities within the Juba and Shabelle river basins both inside Somalia and within the Ethiopian highlands.

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Somalia Dekadal Rainfall Bulletin - Dekad 30 2014

During the 3rd Dekad of October (21st – 30th October 2014), there was reduced rainfall activities in the northwestern and northeastern parts of Somalia. Many parts in the south received light to moderate rains in the same period. Below is a brief summary of the rainfall situation by region for this dekad.

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Somalia Dekadal Rainfall Bulletin - Dekad 31 2014

During the first Dekad of November 2014 (1st – 10th November), there were reduced rainfall activities in the northern parts of Somalia. Many parts in the south received light to moderate rains in the same period. Below is a brief summary of the rainfall situation by region for this dekad.

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Flood Watch Bulletin 18-11-2014

During the week ending on 17 November 2014, there was a reduction of rainfall activities within the Juba and Shabelle river basins both inside Somalia and within the Ethiopian highlands.

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Somalia Dekadal Rainfall Bulletin - Dekad 32 2014

During the second Dekad of November 2014 (11th – 20th November), there were reduced rainfall activities in the northern parts of Somalia with the exception of the north eastern coastal areas which received moderate rains. Many parts in the south received light to moderate rains in the same period. Below is a brief summary of the rainfall situation by region for this dekad.

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