The following are RAAS main
activities with rainwater associations in the region and
internationally and strengthening national and sub-regional
Establishment of interim RAAS secretariat at ISRA and the
development of a five year strategic business plan which involves
enhancement of RAAS governance structure and operational capacity.
RAAS organized a meeting with
GHARP/KRA to develop a proposal titled “sustainable interventions
to recurrent related crises in Baidoa and Burhakaba districts of
southern Somalia” to apply humanitarian response fund for Somalia
administrated by UNOCHA, Somalia. At the second week of July the
proposal was submitted to the requested funding agency (UNOCHA).
RAAS conducted membership
recruitment exercise and endorsed new membership NGO’s including.
ISRA Based in Baydhabo
BWDN Based in Baydhabo
Based in Gedo
Based in Kismayo
Based in Tiyeglow
Based in Mogadishu
based in Bu’ale
Based in Jilib
Based in Mogadishu
Based in Hiran
RAAS conducted sensitization
meetings with, water project managers of international NGOs and UN
– Agencies for Somalia and agreed RWH to put in line of all
agencies interventions as well as water strategic frame work for
Somalia which is already done, during the sensitization meetings,
water project mangers of all international partners considered the
importance of RWH resource centre initially based in Nairobi and
shift to Somalia in the future. RWH is new in the humanitarian
emergency and development programs in Somali. Planners and water
project manager are required references, technical documents etc.
therefore, resource centre (even small) is very useful for
planners and water project managers and it will contribute to the
achievement of effective RWH projects based on the past
experiences. It was also considered the need for technical support
and training from senior project managers up-to the grassroots.
RAAS and GHARP/KRA attended a
meeting for the proposal defending with UNOCHA, Somalia and
questions asked by UNOCHA senior officers were responded and at
last UNOCHA were convinced about the importance of the proposal in
response to the recurrent drought related crises.
RAAS attended a two days
workshop of consolidated appeal projects (CAP) – 2007 for Somalia,
held at Windsor Hotel in Nairobi, RAAS succeeded RWH integrated
into water sanitation strategic priorities in 2007.
RAAS in collaboration with
CHARP/KRA, provided technical support for the proposal development
to ASEP, a local NGO member of RAAS, and submitted to Norwegian
Church AID, (NCY) which was approved.
ASEP/RAAS as one part and
GHARP/KRA another part was signed letter of understanding (LOU)
for the implementation of the proposed project.
RAAS facilitated to employ three technical consultants selected by
GHARP/KRA and paid by ASEP through GHARP/KRA.
RAAS has three years
strategic plan (2006-2008) developed in a participatory manner; the
main focus of this strategic plan is;
To facilitate the
establishment of proper links, networking and collaboration
mechanisms within diverse staekholders involved in rainwater
harvesting activities in Somalia.
publicity and policy advocacy.
To coordinate and
facilitate the promotion of appropriate approaches and
technologies on RWH in Somalia.
institutional capacity of RAAS enabling to carryout its mandate
efficiently and effectively.
Research and technology