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Call for Proposals forLow Value Grants Community Awareness and Outreach for Peace-building and Community Policing Program in Galkaio

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Call for Proposals for Low Value Grants

Community Awareness and Outreach for Peace-building and Community

Policing Program in Galkaio

Joint Police Programme

Background:

The Security Pact launched in May 2017 in London specified strategic frameworks as the Comprehensive Approach to Security (CAS) and the National Security Architecture (NSA). Under these frameworks a well-defined two-tier policing structure comprising of Federal Police and Federal Member State Police was developed supporting Federal and Federal Member States police implement the New Policing Model (NPM). This will, also, enable the International Community (IC)in collaboration with the Somali authorities to build a stronger strategic partnership and enable IC support in coordinated and collaborative manner.

In 2017, the Federal Ministry of Internal Security and Member State Security Ministries established a new consultation structure comprisingof senior political representative and the police which brought about a SomaliFederal and State Police Plan (SF&SPP) that is a compilation of the needs and priorities drawn from the FMS State Police plans. The consultative structurewill provide  the strategic direction that sets the needs and priorities to be addressed by this Joint Police Program (JPP). It will also enhancecollaboration in support of specific and realistic activities aimed at increasing the number of police officers operating across the country and their effectiveness in providing critical basic policing services to communities.

The development of the police sector will play an important role in supporting wider stability and development objectives in Somalia and broadening, deepening and building confidence in wider political settlement processes across the country. JPP is a key mechanism to enable this opportunity to be seized.

The UN Strategic Framework, which is also reflected in the JPP for 2018-22 aims to increase police present and visibility across the major populated centres and their supply routes in the FMS by encouraging newly deployed police to conduct patrols and to develop positive interactions with their communities. While focusing on the basic policing and investigations based on justice system,it is recognized that these nascent Regional Police Services will continue to refer a majority of community members seeking assistance to traditional dispute mechanisms.

Through theJoint Police Program (JPP) a support was provided intended to strengthenthe peace agreementsigned on December 2017 by creating a Joint Police Patrol Unit in Galkaio composing of 200 police officers equally drawn from both sides of Galkaioand increasing community interaction by engaging community elders, youth volunteers, women and social umbrellas

Galkaiothemain town of region had experienced testing periods causing recurrence social upheavals and dividing the community under respective administrations (Puntland and Galmudug).An agreement was reached on 16th of December 2017 by representatives from the traditional elders, religious leaders andregional authorities. The agreement heralded the current social integration and amity in which the formation of the Joint Police officers drawn from the respective administration and the federal National Army were an integral part.

Following the formation of theJoint Police Patrols Unit (JPPU)the unit was active in maintaining semblance of calmness through patrolling at the supposed dividing line and apprehending offenders crossing sides. Since then, the visibility of the JPPU at the Market area become more visible.

In additionto these efforts, it was realized the need to conduct community awareness raising campaign through Low Grant Value agreement which the media institutions will be engaged.The media outreach will enhance communitycohesion and spread of peace messages in rural and nomad areas. Furthermore, the Peace Committee along with the community will be able to utilize the radio and TV outreach programs in increasing community interactions, reduction of display of weaponries and crimes as well.

Objective/ expected output:

The overall objective of this assignment is to strengthen the implementation of current peace process by providing assistance to the Local CSOs and the public and working with NGOs/CSOs and other grass-root organizations in monitoring and performing advocacy function for the communal harmony.

The aim of this community awareness raising program is to build the confidence of two communities in Galkaio and increase the ongoing peace-building initiatives through media and outreach programs through:

  1. Community mobilization and public participation on community awareness and conflict resolution mechanism.
  2. Engagement of CSOs on advocacy on the right to live in peace and harmonyand increasing awarenessagainst negative attitudes in social interaction.
  3. Usage of social media to impact on preservation of communal amity by developing media and public outreach program for the local radio and TV about the ongoing Galkaio peace-building and stability of there since the JPPU was established.

Intended audience to respond to the call: Local Civil Society Organizations/ clusters who can fulfil the required selection criteria as per below. Two organizations will be selected to receive grants; one in North Galkaio and one in South Galkaio, in order to represent both Puntland and Galmudug. Preference will be given to organizations who have experience of operating in the respective regions.

Circulation of the call: The Call for Proposal will be published on UNDP website and circulated widely.

Selection Criteria:

The two Offerors and their relevant staff members should be Somali non-governmental organizations (NGO) with experience on conflict management and community awareness campaigns, working with social sectors on traditional dispute mitigation. The Offerors should have the capacity to deliver quality services in a timely and professional manner.

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