Pilot Countries

Our goal is to support the implementation of the IASC Guidelines also at the local level, in order to enhance response capacities for disability-inclusive humanitarian action. As part of this, we are expanding our activities to East and West Africa. We will organise trainings, adapt assessment and monitoring tool sets to identify and monitor disability-specific needs, barriers and enablers, and establish pools of experts in inclusive humanitarian action.

We operate in six pilot countries: Somalia and Somaliland, South Sudan, Uganda, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria.

Our strategy is to empower and enable local actors to adapt their own tools, to provide technical support in protracted crisis themselves and surge capacity mechanisms in the event of a sudden-onset crisis.

What We Do

Tool Development and Piloting

Development, adaptation and piloting of sector-specific assessment and monitoring tool sets in line with the IASC Guidelines in Somalia and Somaliland, South Sudan, Uganda, Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon through:

  • Identification and disability-focused analysis of existing tools
  • Inter-agency development or adaption process
  • Piloting and fine tuning of tools
  • Applied research

Technical Support and Surge Mechanism

  • Setup of sustainable inter-agency technical support mechanisms for disability-inclusion in emergency and protracted crisis in Somalia and Somaliland, South Sudan, Uganda, Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon
  • Setup of local pools of inclusive humanitarian action experts (“surge capacity mechanisms”) at country response level in three of the six pilot countries, i.e. Somalia, Nigeria and Cameroon

Project Countries

The interactive worldmap shows the project regions. More information of each country is available by clicking the name of the country.

Our Pilot Regions

East Africa

In East Africa, our pilot countries are Somalia and Somaliland, South Sudan and Uganda. The activities are coordinated by HI.

In Eastern Africa, conflict and violence have continued to force people to flee their homes, including around 9.6 million internally displaced people and 4.7 million refugees and asylum seekers in 2021. Every country in the region is either in conflict or is a neighbour of a country in conflict. The region is experiencing also a major food insecurity crisis. The number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in East Africa has drastically increased in the past two years.

West Africa

In West Africa we will address the bordering regions of Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon. The activities are coordinated by CBM.

This region is described as Lake Chad Region (Chad as a fourth country will not be directly addressed). While a Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for each of the three countries is in place, the crisis itself can be seen as a regional crisis with considerable spill-over effects from one country to the other. As part of this crisis there is a large number of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) within each of the affected countries as well as considerable refugee movement from one country to another.


Contact Persons for Pilot Countries

East Africa

Sabrina Ebert
Inclusive Humanitarian Action Technical Officer / HI

E-Mail: s.ebert@hi.org

West Africa

Laura Masuch
Project Coordinator inclusive Humanitarian Aid / CBM

E-Mail: Laura.Masuch@cbm.org