Working towards a just society

The project was funded by OXFAM GB and implemented by NAPAD; the purpose of the project was to improve livelihood needs of vulnerable households of Gedo region by doing goat restockingwho lost their livestock during recent severe drought. Educating the community on coping mechanism, when drought struck them through drought risk reduction training and deworming livestock in order to kill internal parasites
The livelihood activities implemented comprises three main components such as purchase and distribute of 165 goats for 33 households, purchase and administrating vet drugs and training community on DRR.
The livelihood activities was implemented in four villages that surrounds Elwak district such as
Damasa, Yadoo,Garsal and Samarole.
The Project kick-off meeting was held at Elwak and the agenda for the meeting was presentation on project schedule, goals, project cost structures and implementation work plan presented by the implementing partners.

The main objectives of livelihood program is to ensure “Lives and livelihood” are saved during the hunger gap period following severe drought for populations living in humanitarian situation.
The specific objective is to do restocking for communities who lost their entire livestock during recent drought hence restoring their pride and fame in the society.

Implementation strategy
The following implementation strategy was used during planning and implementation of the project
-    Identification of the most affected villages
-    Community mobilization
-     Identification and registration of beneficiaries
-    Verification of beneficiaries
-    Acknowledgement of receipts
-    Reporting

Selection of the villages
The criteria used for selection of the villages are as follows
•    Most vulnerable pastoral villages
•    Most populated villages
•    Villages of security accessible
•    Villages occupied by pastoral dropouts 

Community mobilization
NAPADlivelihood team conducted community meetings in the selected villages, the meeting were organized at appropriate date and time set for maximum community participation. The community members were mobilized and all informed on the project components.
The community members were informed to identify the community representative to undertake identification of beneficiaries in the respective villages, the committee was informed to identify the most deserving members of the community and strictly follow selection criteria.

•    A total of 165 goats have been distributed to 33 vulnerable households from four pastoral villages.
•    4ml of de-worming  drugs have administered to every goat
•    Fifty persons of pastoral communities were participated Drought Risk reduction training.

Identification and registration of beneficiaries
NAPAD livelihood team and community representative conducted door to door visit to household that were identified by the community representatives in all the selected villages especially for  registration of beneficiaries for restocking and  confirmed whether the identified household meet the selection criteria. Beneficiary selection criteria include the following.
    Pastoral drop-out
    Female headed households
    Disables & hand capped household
    Large size families with vulnerability

Verification of Beneficiaries
The NAPAD M &E officer checked all selected beneficiaries through door to door visit and confirmed with the community representative that all selected beneficiaries actually meet the selection criteria and inhabitant of the areas.

Implementation Arrangement

•    Purchase and distribute of 165 goats for 33 households
•    Purchase and administrating vet drugs (deworms )
•    Training community on DRR

Purchase and distribute of 165 goats for 33 households
The purchasing of goats was given to a contractor by NAPAD and the contractor did the purchasing process and took the goats to the distribution sites.
The distribution process was done by NAPAD team after the contractor took the goats to the sites for distribution and distribution process was conducted in each villagewith witness of the village elders, thumb printing was taken from each beneficiary after receiving five goats.
The below table shows goats distribution details
S/N    Name of village     No .HH targeted for restocking.    Number of goats per HH.    Number of goats per village
1    Damasa    10    5    50 goats
2    Yadoo    5    5    25 goats
3    Garsaal    10    5    50 goats
4    Samarole    8    5    40 goats