The Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat (ReDSS) was created in March 2015 with the aim of maintaining a focused momentum and stakeholder engagement in the search of durable solutions for displacement affected communities in East and Horn of Africa. It comprises 13 NGOs: ACTED, CARE International, Concern Worldwide, DRC, IRC, INTERSOS, Mercy Corps, NRC, OXFAM, RCK, Save the Children, World Vision and LWF with DRC, IRC and NRC forming the steering committee

ReDSS is not an implementing agency but a coordination and information hub acting as a catalyst and agent provocateur to stimulate forward thinking and policy development on durable solutions. It seeks to improve joint learning and research, advocacy and policy dialogue, capacity development and coordination.

Overall Goals & Objectives

ReDSS’ goal is to improve programming and policy in support of durable solutions for displacement affected communities in East and Horn of Africa. In order to do so, four main pillars have been identified as core focus areas:

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    Research & knowledge management

    To increase the availability, accessibility and utilization of relevant and timely analysis and information on durable solutions

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    Programme support and capacity development

    To provide high quality support on programme development and design; collective monitoring; and learning that adds value to collective programming on durable solutions by ReDSS members and partners

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    Coordination (internal and external)

    To facilitate and undertake constructive and influential policy dialogue with key national and regional policy actors and processes in the East and Horn of Africa

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    Policy dialogue

    To act as an inclusive, collaborative, coordinated hub for quality information, analysis and learning on durable solutions.

Key figures on displacement in the region

13.1 million

Total number of estimated displaced people

4.4 million

Total number of estimated refugees

8.7 million

Total number of estimated internally displaced people

Sources of Figures