EU mission to Somalia

Type: Report   Reference: I-080764   Duration: 10:21:20  Lieu:
End production: 16/09/2013   First transmission: 13/09/2013
On 16 September 2013, a landmark Conference on A New Deal for Somalia was held in Brussels, co-hosted by the Somali Federal Government and the European Union, with participation from Somali regions, Members of Parliament and civil society, as well as international friends and partners. The New Deal is a guiding set of principles for fragile States development, a country-led process that strengthens capacities, ownership and mutual accountability, supported by the international community. It focuses on 5 peace- and State-building goals: inclusive politics, security and rule of law, justice, economic foundations, revenue and services. A key element is a 'Compact' between the recipient country and the donor community, to guide a partnership between all the parties to transition the country out of fragility. The Compact is a concise and living document, setting out Somalia's key peace and state-building priorities alongside a commitment from all partners (Somalia and international community) to delivering those main priorities in the coming three years. It sets out the framework for subsequent planning, political and security support and development aid programmes. The Conference provided the focal point of international and Somali commitment to implementing the New Deal principles. It took place at a crucial time for the Somali people as they embarked on the path of reconciliation and reconstruction after years of conflict. Somalia committed to implementing the New Deal principles to move beyond fragility and the International Community is supporting Somalia in this endeavour.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Title: Urban Water Project, Hargeisa, Somalia: The European Union is co-financing a Urban Water project implemented by Terre Solidali with a budget of 1,020,000 euros and will run for 30 months until 01/12/2013. The purpose of the project is to improve the livelihood of vulnerable households in urban and peri-urban areas through the expanded supply of drinkable water at affordable prices and employment creation. The project aims to expand the scientific knowledge and availability of ground water resources, specifically to serve 6,000 households located in poor settlements in the South West of Hargeisa. Most urban centres in Somalia suffer from a chronic shortage of water. The local water agencies satisfy only part of the demand, while the rest of the population buys water from trucks at a much higher price. In this example outside Hargeisa we see some of the work being done to construct an enhanced water catchment area which aims to provide affordable water to the settlements such as the SH Omer IDP camp. 00:03:02
10:00:07 View of water catchment area under construction (2 shots) 00:00:07
10:00:15 Press briefing by representatives of the Hargeisa Water Authority 00:00:06
10:00:21 Cutaway of a panel "The Haraf-Ayaha Water Supply Project" 00:00:03
10:00:25 Press briefing (2 shots) 00:00:10
10:00:35 Pump house under construction (2 shots) 00:00:05
10:00:40 Soundbite by Khalif Abdillahi Hussein, Technical Advisor to the Hargeisa Water Agency, (in ENGLISH) saying that where there is no water, there is no life; there are areas of the city where there is no water connection; there is running water only in the centre, where the rich people live; so the city is not growing due to the lack of water; there has been a lot of thinking about where to get additional water for the city; a huge project has been launched and they hope that the water production will double within two years. 00:00:54
10:01:34 Overall view of Hargeisa 00:00:03
10:01:38 Pumping station under construction (3 shots) 00:00:16
10:01:55 Sign at the entrance to SH Omer IDP camp (2 shots) 00:00:06
10:02:01 Views of SH Omer IDP camp (3 shots) 00:00:11
10:02:13 Woman drinking from a cup 00:00:03
10:02:16 Mid shot bulldozer working on water pipeline route (4 shots) 00:00:20
10:02:37 Mid shot men working (3 shots) 00:00:12
10:02:49 Cutaway 00:00:02
10:02:52 Soundbite by Maryama Aden Ali, local resident (60 years old), (in SOMALI) saying that it is hard because water is very expensive and also the water sources are so very far away. 00:00:11
10:03:04 People in SH Omer IDP camp 00:00:03
10:03:07 Title: Legal Assistance For Women Project, Hargeisa, Somalia: Strengthening civil society, in promoting human rights of women and providing legal assistance to victimized women and increasing awareness of how to access justice, especially in cases of gender-based violence (GBV). The project was worth 300,000 euros over a period of 24 months and was implemented by Caritas and the Danish Refugee Council (DRC). 00:06:08
10:03:12 Overall view of Hargeisa 00:00:05
10:03:17 Various shots of women in Hargeisa (3 shots) 00:00:17
10:03:35 Exterior view of the European Union office in Hargeisa (2 shots) 00:00:08
10:03:43 Presentation to the press by the Danish Refugee Council (3 shots) 00:00:16
10:03:59 Women paralegals working for the DRC (2 shots) 00:00:06
10:04:05 Soundbite by Yasmin Mohamed Koali, Paralegal at the Danish Refugee Council's Protection Department, (in ENGLISH) saying that before, the victims did not want to go to court, they did not want to tell anybody about what had happened to them; now that they can get social counselling, somebody to tell their story, they share more and their cases can be processed to the legal system; one case has succeeded; the victims are confident to be in the court and to get their rights. 00:00:52
10:04:57 Cutaway of a woman 00:00:04
10:05:01 Soundbite by Ajien Mehamad Askin, Paralegal at the Danish Refugee Council's Protection Department, (in ENGLISH) saying that victims of gender-based violence or any other human right violation usually don't want to go to court because they feel ashamed and they fear that they will be rejected by the society; but if the court could improve the medical reports, the investigations, better results could be achieved. 00:00:37
10:05:39 Cutaway of Hargeisa streets (2 shots) 00:00:07
10:05:46 Title: Education Project, Garowe, Somalia: This project is titled 'Education Is Light' and aims to contribute to a sustainable, cohesive education system offering relevant services to the majority of relevant age groups in Puntland. It aims to target 21,000 students (15,000 in primary school and 6,000 in secondary school) and is running for three years with a budget of 7,583,333 euros of which the European Union contributes 6,825,000 euros. It is implemented (amongst others) by CARE and Save The Children. 00:00:03
10:05:50 Overall view of Garowe (3 shots) 00:00:12
10:06:02 Exterior view of Gambol High School (3 shots) 00:00:11
10:06:13 Flags (2 shots) 00:00:06
10:06:20 Wide shot of school yard (2 shots) 00:00:07
10:06:27 Pupils leaving classroom (3 shots) 00:00:11
10:06:38 Exterior view of the 'Girls Friendly Space' established by the EU at Gambol High School (2 shots) 00:00:07
10:06:45 Interior shots of of the 'Girls Friendly Space' (6 shots) 00:00:21
10:07:06 Sounbite by Nasrin Muctar Gerzi, student at Gambol High School, (in SOMALI) saying that if you teach a girl you teach the whole community, but if you teach a boy you teach one individual person; and girls' education is very important in society because girls are mothers, sisters and aunts. 00:00:12
10:07:19 Ahmed Abdullahi, Coordinator of the 'Education Is Light' Project by CARE Somalia 00:00:03
10:07:22 Soundbite by Ahmed Abdullahi (in ENGLISH) saying that it mainly improves the capacity of the Ministry of Education to deliver effective education system across all levels, primary, secondary, higher education and non formal education and adults basic education; secondly it looks at the issue of access, equitable access, to all these levels; thirdly it improves the skills of teachers to deliver quality education; and they are ensuring that they reach 15,000 primary school children, 6,000 secondary school children, 4800 non formal education; they are also ensuring that quality education is provided across all these levels with a particular reference to girl child education, and to improving education facilities such as classrooms, desks, water and sanitation facilities and girl child friendly space; they believe that when they will achieve that and build the capacity of the Ministry and the communities then girls will have access; and they do that through mobilization. 00:01:06
10:08:29 Children in school (3 shots) 00:00:07
10:08:36 Sahro Ahmed, Gender Technical Advisor at Gambol High School, talking with a student 00:00:03
10:08:40 Soundbite by Sahro Ahmed (in ENGLISH) saying that there is a lot of focus on education, on quality education, on girls education; they are doing wonderfully in comparison to how it was during and even before the war; they are seeing results, they have endless data to prove that; in 2010, the girls enrolment was 27%, in 2013 it is 47% in Puntland; there are more girls going to school, that is a start. 00:00:30
10:09:11 Girls walking 00:00:04
10:09:15 Title: Media Development Project, Garowe, Somalia: Implemented by Relief International this project aims to increase the functionality, participation and peace of civil society fostered by an independent Puntland based Somali media. The key activities are training and capacity building, formation of media awareness committees and the establishment of a sustainable Media Training and Resource Centre in Garowe. It hopes to improve the right to freedom and to empower Somali journalists with professional skills and techniques, to enable them to raise the standards of journalism for positive use in the country and as a tool for peace building. 00:02:25
10:09:19 General views of Garowe (4 shots) 00:00:18
10:09:37 Exterior of the Media Training Centre (2 shots) 00:00:06
10:09:44 Interior shots: welcome address to visiting press and officials (5 shots) 00:00:23
10:10:07 Cutaway of panel "This media training and resource centre for Somalia was founded by European Union and implemented by Relief International" 00:00:03
10:10:10 Women working at the radio station based in the media centre (4 shots) 00:00:16
10:10:27 Exterior shot: journalists and officials 00:00:02
10:10:30 Soundbite by Burhan Ahmed Dahir, Secretary General of the Media Association of Puntland, (in ENGLISH) saying that this project is important and helpful for the Somali journalists; the professionals who are currently practising journalism or working in the media are very young, unprofessional, and have no formal education; so this project, this centre of journalism education, will fill that gap, will support the media to have trained journalists with professional education. 00:00:44
10:11:15 Cutaway 00:00:03
10:11:18 Soundbite by Ahmed Sheikh Jama, Minister for information of Puntland, (in SOMALI) saying that the main benefit of this centre will be a platform from where journalists can gain professional, quality, accurate and credible training that helps promote their work, that helps deliver very reliable information which is not fake, so that the public will find very good information on which they can base their decisions. 00:00:20
10:11:38 Soldier in Garowe 00:00:03
10:11:41 Title: Manufacturing Project, Hargeisa, Somalia: This programme aims at reducing waste from slaughter houses and the creation of employment by using by-products of the meat industry such as bones, fat and offals. Soaps and handicrafts are produced from camel bones. A total of 40 people have been trained as trainers in the processes involved. They have been supported to form an association and have received orders for 80,000 pieces of soap from Ethiopia. 00:03:19
10:11:43 Camels at Hargeisa market (2 shots) 00:00:08
10:11:52 Wide shot of Hargeisa 00:00:05
10:11:58 Exterior of SOMDA skills training centre (2 shots) 00:00:06
10:12:05 Woman stirring vat of camel bones and fat (4 shots) 00:00:14
10:12:19 Close up of the finished soap product 00:00:02
10:12:22 Soap manufacturer 00:00:11
10:12:34 Soap being made (6 shots) 00:00:21
10:12:55 Soundbite by Said Ibrahim Farah, Vice-Chairperson of the Somaliland Meat Development Association (SOMDA), (in ENGLISH) saying that they are trying to establish an already established big business out of zero; before, they threw away all their by-products from the livestock; but now they utilize them into useful things that can make big money, big profit; they are very grateful and very happy to get that knowledge from their donors and they are now encouraging their trainees to share. 00:00:38
10:13:34 Cattle horns 00:00:03
10:13:37 Holes being drilled into camel bone to make necklaces (4 shots) 00:00:13
10:13:50 Bone fragments being polished (2 shots) 00:00:06
10:13:57 Polished bone fragments 00:00:03
10:14:00 Soundbite by Cyprien Biaou, Livestock Sector Coordinator at FAO Somalia, (in ENGLISH) saying that the particular hope is getting a new alternative livelihood source that is sustainable, which they can do even if FAO is no longer there, even if the donor contribution ceases; they understood through this project that they can create business, that they can create new employment, they can earn their own livelihood from what was usually thrown out; so there has been a lot of growing enthusiasm; at the beginning the people did not understood the purpose, but being behind the team sustainably have slowly put them in the right way, where they initiate things that come from their own initiative; that is where capacity building and development should lead the people you are helping. 00:00:58
10:14:59 Close-up of bracelet 00:00:02
10:15:01 Title: Stabilization Project, Mogadishu, Somalia: The project aims to help the stabilization of Somalia by negating the explosive threat and to Somalis and creating conditions for access and recovery. The total budget is 13,000,000 euros for a 15 months period. The programme focuses on the removal of mines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) particularly in Mogadishu. An under water sonar is deployed at port facilities such as the new port in Mogadishu. In addition the implementing partner United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) seeks to strengthen local Somali Government Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) response capacity, via training initiatives. 00:04:03
10:15:04 Interior shot of European Union aircraft 00:00:03
10:15:07 Aerial shot of the city of Mogadishu 00:00:10
10:15:17 Armoured vehicle (Casper) near Mogadishu airport 00:00:04
10:15:21 Ugandan African Union troops in armoured vehicle (2 shots) 00:00:07
10:15:29 Soldiers at the New Port in Mogadishu (2 shots) 00:00:12
10:15:41 Somali police being trained on underwater EOD clearance 00:00:04
10:15:45 Explosive Detection Dog (EDD) 00:00:01
10:15:47 Ships in port 00:00:03
10:15:51 UNMAS boat at port (2 shots) 00:00:05
10:15:57 Crew on boat ready for departure with underwater sonar (yellow) (5 shots) 00:00:18
10:16:16 People watching 00:00:02
10:16:18 UNMAS boat departs (3 shots) 00:00:09
10:16:28 Interior view from armoured vehicle (2 shots) 00:00:07
10:16:36 UNMAS staff giving mine and ERW awareness class to children and families in a Mogadishu IDP camp (9 shots) 00:00:30
10:17:07 Soundbite by Valentina Auricchio, Head of the State Building and Security Sector Reform Section at the Delegation of the EU to Kenya – EU Mission to Somalia, (in ENGLISH) saying that the EU has been quite active in a number of areas for the purpose of stabilization: security, service delivery and re-establishing government structure; these different areas together would stabilize the country; the EU is using different instruments: the European Development Fund but also specific instruments like the Instrument for Stability (IfS), that is specifically looking at crisis management and crisis response; so with the stabilization package, the EU has prepared the field for longer term development instruments; the EU is playing a major role in the area that is step by step liberated from the control of Al Shabab, to stabilize this area, precisely. 00:00:52
10:17:59 Somali police training at New Port in Mogadishu 00:00:04
10:18:04 Soundbite by Kjell Ivar Brelli, Capacity Development Advisor at UNSOMA, (in ENGLISH) saying that as regards the support to the security sector, UNSOMA is training, equipping and mentoring the police EOD teams: five teams in Mogadishu, two in Baidoa and two soon to be in Beledweyne; they have already trained five teams in Somaliland and one in Puntland; in addition, they are working on the search of the sea port; and they have seven explosive detection dogs that have Somali dog handlers now assisting the government with verification tasks wherever needed. 00:00:50
10:18:54 Mid shot EDD training (2 shots) 00:00:11
10:19:05 Title: Meeting with Civil Society Mogadishu, Somalia: Members of the press and EU officials met with members of the Civil Society at Mogadishu Airport. 00:02:20
10:19:11 Various Somali Civil Society members meet with the international press and EU representatives at Mogadishu Airport (8 shots) 00:00:36
10:19:47 Soundbite by Halima Ismail Ibrahim, Chair of the Somali Civil Society Coalition, (in ENGLISH) saying that the meaning of the New Deal is a new way of dealing with a community which the donors are supporting and their government; the New Deal is coordination of three sectors: the government, the citizens and the donors; and civil society is part of the process of the New Deal; civil society can really do something because they are within the task force, the high level task force of the New Deal; so they are in the decision making process with the other partners. 00:00:59
10:20:47 Cutaway soldier 00:00:03
10:20:51 Soundbite by Abdullahi Mohamed Shirwa, Chairman of Somalia South-Central Non State Actors (Soscensa), (in ENGLISH) saying that he is very optimistic; the Somalis are very creative people; he is very optimistic that the Somalis, when they will come together, will form a Somali Republic and then come up with wonderful ideas and implement them; he is very optimistic that in this challenging time they will succeed and become a real State on Somali territory. 00:00:29
10:21:20 Cutaway: African Union and Somalia flags 00:00:05
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