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Urur Kaab is Somali for supporting associations (civil society organisations). The programme is a three-year technical assistance programme for capacity development of civil society organisations; the programme is funded by the Delegation of the European Union to Somalia and implemented by FCG Sweden.
Civil society organisations play an important role in democratic societies, they provide a voice to the voiceless, work to identify abuses and advocate for vital reforms. CSOs represents all forms of society. Therefore, their knowledge and skills on advocacy, lobbying, and networking for better community representation is very critical
In recent years, the space for Somali civil society organizations has been shrinking and funding has been drying up. One reason is that the majority of CSOs do not meet donor funding requirements due to low capacity. Therefore, UrurKaab is working to build their capacity so they can meet donor requirements, increase their capacity to raise funds and improve their ability to develop sustainable programmes.
The Urur Kaab will provide different types and level of support to all the identified CSOs in the programmes mapping study. However, due to limited resources, UrurKaab will provide most of the support including on-site mentoring and coaching only to those CSOs working within the governance and democratisation sector. Through prioritising these sectors, the programme aims for creating a conducive environment where CSOs that has gained the means of strengthened capacity can share knowledge with their peers in their constituency.
All CSOs based in Somalia and Somaliland will have the opportunity to take advantage of the programme materials that will be available online on the UrurKaab website; the CSOs will also receive support through a dedicated helpdesk service that the UrurKaab will establish. Organizations within the governance and democratisations sectors will get additional support in this first phase of the programme.
The program is a three-year technical assistance programme from January 2020 – January 2023.
You can apply by registering your name and email through our website or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Based on the capacity gaps identified during the capacity assessment of each CSO which is ongoing, the program will provide customised capacity development on identified organisational and technical gaps. Capacity gaps identified thus far, includes financial management, fundraising, proposal writing and report writing, advocacy, lobbying, partnership and networking.
In this phase, the programme will not provide any direct funding to the CSOs who benefit from the programme. However, the programme continuously identifies new funding opportunities relevant for Somali CSOs in addition to the capacity development support. The programme will share funding opportunities with CSOs once we have identified them and provide guidance in the application process.
Urur Kaab conducts needs assessments of selected CSOs and based on the identified capacity gaps in the needs assessment, the programme develops capacity development plans. Urur Kaab employs local and international experts with the right knowledge and expertise to deliver tailored capacity development support based on the organization’s needs identified at the capacity assessment stage. As has been mentioned under FAQ 3 above, level of support organisations will receive will depend on focus area with most of the support going to CSOs working in governance and democratisation sectors. Capacity support will include trainings (both online and offline), peer learning, mentoring and support to develop internal systems.
UrurKaab conducts needs assessments of selected CSOs and based on the gaps identified in the needs assessment, the programme develops capacity building plans. Ururkaab employs local and international experts with the right knowledge and expertise to deliver tailored capacity development support based on the organization’s needs identified at the capacity assessment stage. As has been mentioned under FAQ 3 above, level of support organisations will receive will depend on focus area with most of the support going to CSOs working in governance and democratisation sectors. Capacity support will include trainings (both online and offline), peer learning, mentoring and support to develop internal systems.
To help CSOs working in the governance and democracy sector to mobilize citizens in Somalia and Somaliland to participate more effectively in democracy and governance reform processes through representation, participation, transparency and accountability.
All organisations whose capacity is assessed will receive a capacity assessment report; this report will show the organisation the areas it needs to improve on and can be shared with other donors to show the organisation’s capacities. In addition, Urur Kaab will issue training certificates to all participants in its training.
Please visit our website: www.ururkaab.org, or you can email us through email@example.com: You can also reach us through telephone numbers + 252 (0)634749479/+252 (0)636263281.
Our Head Quarter office is located in Jigjigayar, near Gulied Area, Hargeisa and we have regional hubs in Mogadishu, Garowe, Kismaayo and Baidoa.