IOM Kenya and IOM Somalia hosted a Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) training in Nairobi from 5-7 November 2012.
This training targeted government officials and representatives from UN agencies and NGOs in Kenya and Somalia who work in refugee camp settings or the protection sector more broadly.
IOM Kenya is the largest shelter provider in the country and has recently been appointed Shelter Cluster Coordinator, whereas UNHCR is the cluster lead for CCCM since most of the recent displacements have been due to conflict.
IOM has also been appointed hub coordinator for Eldoret in preparation for the 2013 elections. As hub coordinator in Eldoret, IOM is involved in information-sharing, resource mobilization and capacity-building in the region.
Although Somalia has the largest IDP population in the region, the role of humanitarian agencies and government is limited in Somalia due to the insecurity there. As such, IOM is looking to build the capacity of the governmental authorities from Somalia, specifically from the National Disaster Management Agency.
In addition to the CCCM training, IOM held an in-house training of trainers from Kenya and Somalia staff from 8 – 11 November, 2012. The training allowed participants to disseminate CCCM knowledge and to efficiently contribute to the planning and implementation of disaster risk management activities in the country.