Country: Somalia

In response to UN Security Council Resolution 2036 (2012) that seeks international cooperation to ban illegal exports of charcoal from Somalia and at the request of the Somali Government, the Joint Program on Charcoal Reduction and Alternative Livelihoods (PROSCAL) was framed. The Programme envisages a comprehensive response to support the Security Council Resolution and create an enabling environment to support energy security in Somalia.

The specific objectives of the programme  are:

  • Support the government in Somalia as well as countries in the region to produce pertinent legal instruments and strengthen enforcement mechanisms at national, regional and local levels;
  • Promote alternative sources of energy to reduce local charcoal consumption;
  • provide alternative livelihood options to households and communities dependent on charcoal production and trade; and, reforestation and afforestation throughout the country for the rehabilitation of degraded lands.

The Purpose of the terminal evaluation is to assess the Programme’s achievements against what is defined in the programme document and to draw lessons that can both improve the sustainability of benefits and aid in the overall enhancement of the next phase of the Programme.  

The specific objectives of the evaluation are:

  • To assess the project’s performance and achievements vis-à-vis the programme’s overall objectives.
  • To identify challenges faced during the implementation.
  • To generate lessons learned from the implementation of the Programme’s activities and the outcomes achieved.
  • To assess the impact of PROSCAL on biomass issues in Somalia.
  • To develop specific and actionable recommendations for major stakeholder groups anchored on the findings of the evaluation and current working environment to ensure continued relevance and sustainability.

Duration: 03/2023 – 05/2023

Client: UNDP