Livelihood framework to be created PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 16 August 2014 13:44

The Livelihood Cluster under the Rehabilitation Coordination Structure on Wednesday reported that it will be developing a livelihood framework in a bid to harmonize and coordinate the livelihood interventions for internally displaced persons (IDPs).

To be developed by the agencies and organizations under the Livelihood Cluster, the livelihood development framework is intended to facilitate collaboration and complementation of all livelihood services and interventions currently geared towards IDP in evacuation centers and transitory sites, as well as home-based IDPs.

Moreover, it also seeks to bring together key providers and support agencies in the livelihood cluster under an organized institutional mechanism.

The framework, once completed and approved, will serve to put in place the mechanism to organize and implement a more comprehensive, and complementary livelihood programs for IDPs, in response to the need for long-term livelihood solutions.

To date, a series of food security and livelihood assistance such as the Food for Work and World Food Program have been implemented by the City Government, in partnership with humanitarian partners, CSOs, and other non-government organizations.

While these series of assistances were carried out thoroughly, these were mostly implemented as stand-alone livelihood support by two or more partner agencies or independently by an individual agency, hence the need for a more collaborative and coordinated approach. — Jasmine Mohammadsali