Save the Children/Samuel Hall: Achieving Durable Solutions For Returnee Children: What Do We Know?
Samuel Hall and Save the Children are launching the new report titled: "Achieving Durable Solutions for Returnee Children: what do we know?’" authored by Nassim Majidi, Co-Director and Pillar Lead for the Migration Pillar and Stefanie Barratt, Data Standards Pillar Lead at Samuel Hall. The report addresses a gap in knowledge about the often-difficult conditions of children’s return to the areas of (their parents’) origin. It gives an overview of what is known (and what is not) about the return of displaced children to Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and Syria, four of the most important contexts of return today.Download full report here
ReDSS Solutions Analysis Update 2019This research was led by the Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat (ReDSS) in partnership with the EU RE-INTEG, Durable Solutions Programme and Danwadaag Solutions Consortia, with financial support from ECHO, Danida and DFID. The research was conducted by Samuel Hall and the Somali Disaster Resilience Institute (SDRI). The report presents a progress review and update on durable solutions programming in displacement-affected communities in three urban centres in Somalia: Mogadishu, Baidoa and Kismayo. Download full report here Download policy journal here
"Measuring Sustainable Reintegration", in Migration Policy Practice, by Nassim Majidi and Nazanine NozarianReturn triggers the uncertain process of reintegration. Evidence shows that the moment of return is the beginning of a process that takes time, is multidimensional and is often non-linear. This article published in Migration Policy Practice, Volume IX, no 1, delves deeper into the process of reintegration. Download article here
EU/SAMUEL HALL - MID-TERM REVIEW OF THE EU TRUST FUND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PROTECTION PROGRAMME IN KENYA: SUPPORT TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF KALOBEYEIIn 2016, the Kalobeyei Integrated Socio-Economic Development Plan (KISEDP) was devised. Funded by the European Union, it is part of a broader regional effort called the EU Regional Development and Protection Programme (RDPP) in the Horn of Africa, led by the Netherlands, to improve protection and enhance development prospects for all – the displaced and local communities. The project is composed of inclusive education and health services, targeted protection services particularly for children, and support to foster long term food and nutrition security, and economic opportunities in and around the Kalobeyei settlement. In 2018, Samuel Hall in collaboration with the EU reviewed the project to assess whether objectives had been achieved, and where obstacles and opportunities exist to inform future iterations of the project. Download the Executive Summary
Dubai Cares - Watoto Kwanza: Final EvaluationThe importance of early childhood education (ECE) to a child’s life has recently been gaining in prominence worldwide, including Zanzibar. The present study assesses the relevance, eﬀectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of the Watoto Kwanza project, designed to address some of the key challenges facing Zanzibar’s ECE sector as of 2013. With funding by Dubai Cares, the Aga Khan Foundation, the Madrassa Early Childhood Programme - Zanzibar and the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training jointly implemented the Watoto Kwanza project from 2014 to 2017 across Zanzibar’s two main islands, Unguja and Pemba. In addition to evaluating the three key project elements of Watoto Kwanza – Training and Professional Development of Teachers; Conductive and Constructive Teaching and Learning Environments; and Support Systems and Networks – the research situates these within the currently changing landscape of ECE in Zanzibar and looks ahead to the future of the project’s outcomes. Finally, it proposes recommendations based on these findings at three levels: specific to Watoto Kwanza, specific within the ECE sector, and broader sectoral recommendations. Download the full report (English) Download the executive summary in English Download the executive summary in Kiswahili