Early recovery and food security Activities
1. GSF addresses underlying causes of continued and/or seasonal food insecurity through skills building and income-generating activities.
This aims to move towards an increasingly integrated Food Security and Livelihoods response, building on existing projects, experience and capacity within GSF in these sectors, tailoring assistance increasingly to areas where this is appropriate, so as to provide resilience-building activities for affected populations.
2. GSF strengthen community mobilization and sensitization exercises to ensure beneficiary and non-beneficiary communities are well informed about the project.
3. GSF collaborate with existing committee structure in the communities of implementation for the selection of the livelihood beneficiaries.
4. GSF has a policy on integrating protection and gender throughout all programmes, ensuring all staff receive protection and gender mainstreaming training related to specific age, and diversity themes and considerations.
5. livelihoods options as well as to be actively participating in the recovery process of their communities by initiating a dynamic, participatory process in which these households will be at the centre, while also involving the rest of the community to increase mutual learning, synergies/cohesion and ownership.
6. GSF livelihood activities have two mutually reinforcing and complementary concepts: Identification of agro-pastoral pre-skilled community members; and Entrepreneurship skills development, through business training, small business grants and the support to small scale agriculture production activities.
7. GSF uses the Community Based Targeting approach to identify and select beneficiaries to benefit from the Income Generating Activities (IGA) programme.
8. GSF facilitate distribute through general food distribution (GFD) ration in case of any work-done to cover their labour charges.
9. GSF has a strong commitment to monitoring and evaluation. monitoring and evaluation plan (MEP) outlining outcomes, outputs and respective indicators, baseline, targets, activities, inputs, the cost, timelines and status of implementation shall be generated to guide implementation.