Our Programs

FOOD SECURITY, LIVELIHOODS, AND ENTERPRISES​

Income generation and farming empowerment are central to food and economic security in Somalia. Women on their part have contended with the widespread poverty compounded by their lack of essential skills, resources, leadership, and a very high vulnerability to violence. The lack of educational, financial, and organizational leadership resources available for farmers and entrepreneurs particularly
women, is limiting the economic capacity of the individual household. Further, a predominance of subsistence households continues to undermine the village-wide market economy/stability and the general nutritional and primary health of the population particularly for the most vulnerable, including pregnant and nursing women, women heads of household, and children under five to address a need for greater household food security and Livelihoods, SBF will promote greater diversity of methods and practice in skill building and business. Diversifications in agricultural techniques, such as in irrigation and sowing, for example, will expand the tools
available for farmers based on the microclimate and soil variations of their land. Through small enterprise training, entrepreneurs will learn to re-assess their village markets and devise businesses that utilize their skills or learn new skills to serve local needs in a variety of ways. Microcredit lending activities will target a range of beneficiaries – individuals, cooperatives, farming cooperatives, and women’s cooperatives such that a broad range of businesses have the opportunity to establish and flourish.

WATER, SANITATION, AND HYGIENE-WASH

This will focus on contributing to the right to life and security, to assist drought and conflict-affected IDPs and host communities spread over the country. Interventions will focus on the provision of safe water, sanitation facilities, hygiene promotion distribution of Non-Food Items (NFIs), and skills training.

Governance

The Governance Program focuses on sharing knowledge and expertise, to disseminate standards and principles of good governance that support the ongoing process of reform in Somalia. The Program will strengthen collaboration with the most relevant development partners in implementing public governance reforms in Somalia. Central to this will be public sector reforms given the unlocking of social and economic development and meeting citizens’ growing expectations in terms of quality services, inclusive policy-making, and transparency.

Governance

The Governance Program focuses on sharing knowledge and expertise, to disseminate standards and principles of good governance that support the ongoing process of reform in Somalia. The Program will strengthen collaboration with the most relevant development partners in implementing public governance reforms in Somalia. Central to this will be public sector reforms given the unlocking of social and economic development and meeting citizens’ growing expectations in terms of quality services, inclusive policy-making, and transparency.

Protection

Knowing the gender disparities and patriarchal social structure in Somalia, where women are contending with the problem of status compounded by their gaps in skills, resources, and leadership with a very high vulnerability to violence

Projected future long-term development programs SBF

as a part of the Somali civil society aims to assist Somalia in restoring the mutual respect and trust required both for the establishment
of new, viable public and private institutions. SBF peace promotion and reconciliation projects create awareness of the significance of peace in sustained development. SBF will capacitate its staff to design and implement projects that better meet the growing needs of
women, girls, boys, and men in affected populations. Raise the host communities’ awareness about GBV, harmful traditional practices toward women and children, and gender violence issues and build their capacity to combat GBV.

EDUCATION

is vital to the social and economic integration of future generations. SBF places a significant focus on this sector to ensure that children affected by conflict can continue to pursue their education. SBF intends to support education interventions in Somalia as the country scores extremely low on education indicators

SHELTER/NFI, SBF

will strive to provide shelter for IDPs and host communities by mobilizing resources and funds for such essential support through the construction of; transitional Shelter, semi-permanent shelter, and permanent construction/durable solution. In situations of displacement, there is always a loss of personal property. Very often people flee with little more than the clothes they are wearing, Shelter and basic NFIs provide the bedrock of recovery
from the shock of displacement and offer early relief from disaster, without this foundation, the chances of protecting basic human dignity are reduced, health is compromised, the ability to cope with poor nutrition is diminished and it is increasingly difficult to improve lives
in the settlements.