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Apr 2015

Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing in the Territorial Waters of Somalia

THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODES ISLAND AND TRANSAFRICA CO - 30th Apr 2015

IT IS DIFFICULT TO ESTIMATE THE LOSSES THAT FOREIGN ILLEGAL VESSELS CAUSE IN SOMALIA. ANNUAL ESTIMATES RANGE FROM US$ 100 MILLION TO OVER US$450 MILLION. In addition to loss in revenue, illegal ...

IT IS DIFFICULT TO ESTIMATE THE LOSSES THAT FOREIGN ILLEGAL VESSELS CAUSE IN SOMALIA. ANNUAL ESTIMATES RANGE FROM US$ 100 MILLION TO OVER US$450 MILLION.

In addition to loss in revenue, illegal vessels cause overfishing, reduce fish stocks, affect local catches, harm the marine environment and destroy fishing communities by denying opportunities to catch and export fish. Illegal fishing causes loss of employment in fishing and post-harvest fish handling as loss of revenue that could be generated from landing fees, license fees, taxes and other revenues payable by legal fishing companies.

The indirect harm of Illegal and Unregulated (IUU) fishing to Somalia includes lost income and employment in other sectors in the supply chain upstream (i.e., fishing gear, boats and equipment, etc.) and downstream (i.e., fish processing and packaging, marketing and transport, etc.) from the fishing operation itself . Additionally, illegal fishing vessels use reckless fishing operations. They leave behind them irreversible impacts on target species, the marine ecosystem and vulnerable species such as coral reefs, dugongs and turtles. Furthermore, IUU fishing directly affects fishermen’s livelihoods. It destroys their fishing nets and threatens them at sea by mistaking them for pirates thus depriving them of fully exercising their livelihoods.

The Somali fishery sector is predominantly small-scale. Fishermen use open fiberglass skiffs ranging in length from three to six meters. Most are motorized and equipped with an outboard engine or to a lesser extent, an inboard engine. The average fisherman has been fishing for about 15 years and is on average 38 years old. Most have an elementary level education and live in households with about eight members. More than half own their fishing boats and 50% are members of fishing cooperatives. Over a third fish within 10 km of their communities while 50% of the fishermen fish within 50 km of their communities.

Managing the fisheries begins with registration of fishermen and fishing boats. Fifty-four percent of fishermen reported no requirement for fishing boat registration or painting registration numbers on their vessels while 12% percent did not know about these requirements. When asked which entity was responsible for fishing boat registration, 41% identified the fisheries office and 47% identified the port authority. The latter plays that role in Somaliland and Puntland, while the fisheries office does so in the other states. The absence of information on the number and size of vessels, engine horsepower, and the types and sizes of fishing gear makes management decisions more difficult, if not impossible, to assess optimum sustainable yields.

Read the full report here for more information on IUU Fishing in Somalia and suggested recommendations.

18 th
Nov 2015

2014 Annual Report: Changing the Story

Adeso - 18th Nov 2015

In 2014, Adeso’s humanitarian and development efforts reached nearly 1.9 million people in Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan. One community at a time, our efforts this year focused on ...

In 2014, Adeso’s humanitarian and development efforts reached nearly 1.9 million people in Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan. One community at a time, our efforts this year focused on helping individuals and families build a better life for themselves.

19 th
Jan 2016

Turkana Basket Value-Chain Feasibility Study and Implementation Plan

REGAL-IR - 19th Jan 2016

The Turkana basket and handicrafts sector has been singled out as an opportunity for economic growth.  This  report  outlines the  process  for data collection,& ...

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The Turkana basket and handicrafts sector has been singled out as an opportunity for economic
growth. 

This  report  outlines the  process  for data collection,  critical  analysis and
recommendations, including a draft one-year budget. The report focuses on an implementation strategy  that  roadmaps  a  sustainable  and  scalable  path  to  professionalism,  businessdevelopment, and increased incomes.

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12 th
Feb 2016

Basketry Value Chain Study

12th Feb 2016

The Turkana basket and handicrafts sector has been singled out as an opportunity for economic growth. This report outlines the process for data collection, critical analysis and recommendat ...
The Turkana basket and handicrafts sector has been singled out as an opportunity for economic
growth. This report outlines the process for data collection, critical analysis and
recommendations, including a draft one-year budget. The report focuses on an implementation
strategy that roadmaps a sustainable and scalable path to professionalism, business
development, and increased incomes.
 
The philosophical approach for this study is grounded in transforming challenges into
opportunities. The analysis tools are rooted in a results-driven approach with a market focus.
Business development tools are recommended as a way to increase professionalism in social
entrepreneurship. As producers build professionalism, the industry’s capacity to compete in the global marketplace grows.
Particularly important to success is the inherent value of the Kenyan artisanal export context.
Kenya has important assets lacking in many African countries. These include a vibrant port with
multiple shipping options, experienced buyer agents, a broad selection of highly marketable
products, a strong international buyer base, relative ease of business operations and a stable
government. These factors are the essential foundation for growth of the Turkana handicraft
value chain.
01 st
Aug 2016

Adeso UK Signed Trustees Report and Accounts 20 September 2015

01st Aug 2016

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    14 th
    May 2014

    Feasibility Study: Social protection in South Central Somalia

    This feasibility study was undertaken to contribute to the debate around the movement from short-term responses to longer-term social protection interventions.

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    This feasibility study was undertaken to contribute to the debate around the movement from short-term responses to longer-term social protection interventions.

    The study was commissioned by Adeso, ACF, DRC and Save the Children to further discussions on the rationale and practicalities of social protection in Somalia. The report is based on primary data collected through 113 interviews and FGDs (conducted by Somalia enumerators) with key informants in eight regions of Somalia, plus additional interviews with stakeholders and experts located outside the country, and a review of literature available on social protection programming in fragile states and neighbouring countries.

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    10 th
    Dec 2013

    Adeso Sector-based Guidelines for Cash Transfer Programming

    There is a growing recognition of cash transfers as appropriate and effective tools to support affected populations in emergency and early recovery situations in a way that maintain...

    There is a growing recognition of cash transfers as appropriate and effective tools to support affected populations in emergency and early recovery situations in a way that maintains dignity and choice while stimulating local economies.

    The use of cash, with an initial focus on food security and livelihoods, has shown emerging potential and seen success in other non – food security related sectors, such as shelter, health, education and displacement situations.

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    10 th
    Dec 2013

    Tilmaamaha Hawlgallada Lacagta Caddaanka ah ee Soomaaliya

    Hawgallada Lacagta Caddaanka ah (loona yaqaan – Xawilaadaha Lacagta Caddaanka ah), waa hab lagu siinayo dadwaynaha dhaqaale ama il dakhliyeed.

    Hawgallada Lacagta Ca...

    Hawgallada Lacagta Caddaanka ah (loona yaqaan – Xawilaadaha Lacagta Caddaanka ah), waa hab lagu siinayo dadwaynaha dhaqaale ama il dakhliyeed.

    Hawgallada Lacagta Caddaanka ah waxaa si badan u adeegsaday haya’daha samafalka iyo kuwa horumarinta caalamiga ah si ay u noqoto hab ay ku daboolaan baahdia dadwaynaha iyo in ay ku ilaaliyaan dibna ugu dhisaan hab nololeedkooda.

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    10 th
    Dec 2013

    Un Guide Pratique Pour La Mise En Oeuvre Des Interventions Monétaires

    L’initiative à l’origine de ce manuel conçu par Adeso est le fruit de réflexions du personnel, de nombreuses discussions et consultations avec les p...

    L’initiative à l’origine de ce manuel conçu par Adeso est le fruit de réflexions du personnel, de nombreuses discussions et consultations avec les parties prenantes, des évaluations externes et des leçons apprises au cours des cinq années de réalisation de projets d’interventions monétaires en Somalie. Ce travail est le produit de nombreux mois de consultations et d’apports techniques de la part d’un large éventail d’acteurs humanitaires.

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    09 th
    Dec 2013

    A Practical Guide to Cash-Based Responses - English Version

    This manual shares Adeso’s experience to assist relief workers to efficiently and effectively undertake appropriate cash-based responses.

    Adeso initially undertook ...

    This manual shares Adeso’s experience to assist relief workers to efficiently and effectively undertake appropriate cash-based responses.

    Adeso initially undertook cash-based responses in order to address a severe drought in Somalia in 2003. Due to the recurrent humanitarian crisis in Somalia and a situation of chronic food insecurity in the country, Adeso has since continued to engage in feasible and appropriate cash-based responses in Somalia.

    As a result Adeso has implemented combinations of cash relief and cash-for-work as well as voucher projects and social protection.

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    08 th
    Aug 2013

    2012 Annual Report: Standing Tall

    The year 2012 was very rewarding for Adeso and the communities we work with in Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan.

    This report looks at our accomplishments over t...

    The year 2012 was very rewarding for Adeso and the communities we work with in Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan.

    This report looks at our accomplishments over the past year, which are many and far-reaching. In response to the famine in Somalia, we implemented large-scale unconditional cash transfer projects in the South Central region that reached over 110,000 vulnerable people.

    Cash for Work projects in Kenya supported over 17,000 people. And our work with 13,278 returnees in South Sudan helped communities draw on their own resources and capabilities to rebuild, reunite and plan for the future.

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    31 st
    Jul 2013

    Keeping the Lifeline Open: UK Remittances and Markets in Somalia - Briefing Note

    Every year, Somali migrants around the world send approximately $1.3 billion to friends and families at home, dwarfing humanitarian aid to Somalia.

    Of these remittances, ...

    Every year, Somali migrants around the world send approximately $1.3 billion to friends and families at home, dwarfing humanitarian aid to Somalia.

    Of these remittances, over £100 million comes from the United Kingdom. However, banks and regulators are in danger of inadvertently undermining this lifeline and driving it underground, as interpretation of UK and USA money laundering and counter terrorism legislation becomes tighter and banks more risk adverse.

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    16 th
    Jul 2013

    Keeping the Lifeline Open: Remittances and Markets in Somalia

    Each year, Somali migrants around the world send approximately $1.3 billion to Somalia in an incredible expression of solidarity, faith, Patriotism, and generosity.

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    Each year, Somali migrants around the world send approximately $1.3 billion to Somalia in an incredible expression of solidarity, faith, Patriotism, and generosity.

    Of that, approximately $215 million comes from Somali-Americans and Somalis in the United States.

    These flows, facilitated by Somali- American money transfer operators (MTOs), represent a significant share of Somalia’s economy and help reduce Somalia’s reliance on assistance from foreign governments and international organizations. Somali-American MTOs constitute a critical link in the remittance chain, transferring funds from the diaspora and distributing cash to recipients throughout Somalia, where Western MTOs and banks have little or no presence.

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    01 st
    Jun 2013

    Keeping the Lifeline Open

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    28 th
    May 2013

    Evaluation of Cash Relief Consortium

    This evaluation looks at the NGO Consortium response to drought in Togdheeer, Sool, Sanaag and Bari/Nugaal regions in Somaliland.

    The consortium response to drought was m...

    This evaluation looks at the NGO Consortium response to drought in Togdheeer, Sool, Sanaag and Bari/Nugaal regions in Somaliland.

    The consortium response to drought was meant to provide cash to targeted drought affected households to help them meet their basic needs, and was implemented over six months (from January to June 2005).

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