Regional Policy Strategy

Despite significant progress, learning and good practice at local, national and regional levels, there remain key challenges to advance the durable solutions agenda and support solutions for displacement-affected communities in our region.

In 2020, ReDSS in consultation with members, developed an updated Regional Policy Strategy to guide our collective engagement to address forced displacement in the Horn of Africa Region.  It serves as more comprehensive reference to the overall joint 2021-2023 ReDSS Strategy.

Commitments

  1. Area-based: Invest at sub-national levels in supporting Durable Solutions Working Groups/local solutions hubs bringing together humanitarian, development and peace building actors to support stronger engagement, participation and accountability with displacement-affected communities and locally led processes linking durable solutions programming to district development plans.
  2. Measuring outcomes: Develop multi-stakeholder approaches to measure durable solutions processes in each country and support greater accountability amongst all stakeholders contributing to collective outcomes.
  3. Displacement financing: Work with all stakeholders to rethink the displacement financing architecture to support both early and long-term durable solutions processes benefiting both displaced and host communities.
  4. Regional and cross-country: Work with IGAD and other key stakeholders to support the Regional Support Platform to assist countries’ capacity to address and find solutions to displacement and foster cross learning and collaboration.

The ReDSS Regional Policy Strategy is in three parts:

  1. Regional Policy Strategy which outlines our key recommendations and common actions across four key durable solutions to find and sustain solutions to address forced displacement in our region;
  2. Operationalising the Strategy which outlines ReDSS approaches to policy engagement, key achievements and learning and critical success factors to the implementation of the joint regional strategy; and
  3. Regional Policy Strategy Intervention Logic which describes how policy actions will lead to the achievement of ReDSS overall objectives.