The Durable Solutions Platform (DSP)hosted a regional training on durable solutionskey concepts to joint analysis and how to integrate a durable solutions lens into programming, on April20thand 21st, 2022.The training’s main objective was to enhancedurable solutions knowledge and capacity in the MENA region, particularly in the Syria response.
The Middle East region is amongthe most affected regions with displacement. The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reported thatthe Middle East is currently home tomore than 5.5 million refugees and 12 million internally displaced persons.As the crises in the region continue to beprotracted, the durable solutions context across the Middle East remains complex and multi-faceted. It requires commitment and continuousaction from allactors that links humanitarian and development responses. It has become more vital that programmes and interventions move towards focusing on the medium to longer term approaches needed to create an enabling environment for durable solutions.
The training addressed the following topics
- Context and basic concepts
- Durable solutions foundations & frameworks
- The durable solutions landscape: Stakeholder mapping and engagement
- Durable solutions analysis
- Evidence-based joint strategic planning
- Solutions mainstreaming The training was attended by several non-governmental organisations in Jordan and the region, including ATAA Humanitarian Relief Association, iMMAP, The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), ACTED, Mercy Corps, Jordan River Foundation (JRF), REACH Initiative, Save the Children International, OXFAM, Action Against Hungerand International Relief Committee (IRC).