Five-year Strategy and Action Document with Respective Financial Plan and Fundraising Strategy

The Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF): Inclusive Urban Development and Mobility - Regional Network and Dialogue Action funded by the EU Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) responded to the needs of secondary cities in the Horn of Africa affected by the presence of refugees and involuntary migrants.

Their arrival brought into sharp relief the need to improve social services, housing, livelihoods, and basic support for all urban residents.  The Action was designed to explore ways of doing so that promoted social cohesion and lessened poverty, while strengthening local institutions and municipal planning capacity. 

Over its lifespan, it established a regional network and platform for dialogue among seven cities: Arua and Koboko in Uganda; Kakuma-Kalobeyei in Kenya; Assosa and Jigjiga in Ethiopia; and Gabiley and Borama in Somalia.

Since 2021, Cities Alliance has supported this regional network and dialogue. Working with municipalities and other partners, it organised five peer-learning events. Each was hosted by a member city and facilitated policy discussions and trust-building among displaced and vulnerable host communities. 

Through an iterative and consultative process, the events featured opportunities to identify cities’ challenges and specific technical gaps. Subsequent sessions included technical training to meet the identified needs.

This publication outlines a five-year strategy and action plan with respective financial plan and fundraising strategy for the network developed by the cities.