In group Somalia

National Cluster


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The Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) has the following areas of responsibility:

  1. Strategic Role
  2. Technical Support Role
  3. Advocacy and Advisory Role
  4. Coordination Role: Improvement and strengthening of the overall structure, capacity and effectiveness of the Shelter cluster at national and regional level.

The SAG is limited to 10 organizations and is made up of one representative for each organization. The small representative group is facilitated by the Cluster Coordinator. Government counterparts are also encouraged to participate. Observers of the SAG comprise of the Protection Cluster Coordinator, a donor representative (ECHO) and UNOCHA. 

The following agencies are part of the SAG in 2015/2016: UNHCR (lead), UNHABITAT(co-chair), IOM, REACH/ACTED, Diakonie (DKH), Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Danish Refuge Council (DRC), Sustainable Development and Peace Building Initiatives (SYPD) and Horn of Africa Peace Network (HAPEN).


The role of the Cluster Review Committee (CRC) is to review Shelter Cluster proposals for funding under the CAP, CHF, or Emergency Reserve. Prior to the project being submitted to OCHA’s Funding Unit, the CRC must determine whether the proposal is in line with the Shelter Cluster’s objectives.

The CRC is composed of the Cluster Coordinator, one international NGO, one local NGO; one UN Agency, together with the chair/co-chair. The CRC elections are held on a yearly basis, the next polls will be held in December 2016.

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