LIVELIHOOD PROGRAMMING: SEASONAL CALENDARS, PROGRAMMING OPTIONS AND COMMUNITY ACTION PLANS
Through seasonal programming workshops, WFP has developed a menu of appropriate, seasonally differentiated, interventions for all districts in Somalia. The calendars below are from Bosaso and Iskushuban districts in Puntland. They were developed during a WFP-led seasonal programming consultation in Bosaso in June 2013. The workshop brought together representatives of communities, NGOs, UN, Government and other stakeholders to share knowledge and help inform the programming of resilience-building interventions. The communities highlighted in the calendars below are IDP and coastal communities but similar calendars were developed during the consultation for pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities.
While referring to the seasonal calendars and broader intervention menus, community action plans are also developed by each targeted community. The community action plans provide baseline data, an analysis of needs and appropriate interventions and a three-year prioritized plan, with multiple activities proposed for each community. The plans are shared with partners in order to generate complementary activities.