|Duration||Start 1 January, 2021 till 31 March, 2025|
|Field of expertise||Involving Citizens in Decision Making|
Natural Disaster management
Public policy and planning
Free Press Unlimited
|Funding||Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands|
The wider objective of the project is to improve the social contract through increased resilience to external shocks.
The specific objective is to increase government legitimacy through efficient and effective Disaster Risk Management based on access to information, inclusive policies and services.
The expected results of the project are:
- Communities can contribute to inclusive and transparent Disaster Risk Management through equitable access to information, resources and decision making processes (Outcome 1)
- CSOs have the legitimacy and capacity to contribute to inclusive and transparent Disaster Risk Management (Outcome 2)
- Public authorities have the legitimacy and capacity to coordinate and implement inclusive and transparent Disaster Risk Management (Outcome 3)
- Media have the capacity to contribute to inclusive and transparent DRM through disseminating relevant information and creating spaces for inclusive dialogue between public authorities, civil society and communities (Outcome 4)
Disaster Risk Management is approached as a channel to improve the social contract between communities and public authorities. Danwadaag will have a specific focus on Somaliland and Somalia.
Danwadaag is implemented by a consortium composed of VNG International (lead), CARE Netherlands, Free Press Unlimited and MediaINK.
Danwadaag is financed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Nairobi and runs from 1 January 2021 until 31 March 2025.
“The inclusion of both local authorities and communities in the process of change is a core strength of the IDEAL programme and VNG International in general. I am sure this is the only way to create a sustainable impact. Moreover, it gives me the opportunity to learn from as many different people as possible. “