22 November 2020, Beledweyne town, Somalia -Ahmed Hajji Dhaqane, 30 years old, stands in his shopfront next to his make-shift home in Waraabole, Beledweyne town in Somalia.
The project's aim was to enhance the capacity of state-level government institutions and local communities to better manage water infrastructure through better technical support, trainings and quality assurance. The Hirshabelle Resilient Riverine Agriculture Project (HRRAP) increased the capacity of state-level government institutions to deliver flood and irrigation projects. These technical government activities included the development of a watershed management study, which informed the design process for flood protection works and canals. Project, flood and canal management trainings provided to government staff and community leaders fall under this outcome. FAO in Somalia and Government partners together closely monitored the construction process of gabions and canals.