Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation

Somalia’s justice sector is embedded in the rapidly evolving wider political environment, and EAJ’s reoriented program approach includes early recovery areas, which are difficult to access and operate in. Both of these aspects warrant an ongoing emphasis on Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation (CLA) to leverage established partnerships in responding to exogenous changes based on lessons learned. Building on EAJ’s CLA process to date, the team will continue to hold quarterly CLA /program adaptation meetings to review key research findings and MERL data and discuss possible adjustments to programming. Throughout BRA and SWS, programming will be informed by contextual analysis (including APEA provided by regional experts, see next section), and evidence gathered through research and partner monitoring. EAJ will experiment with new approaches, including the Justice Promoter model and incubating a model court in BRA, and make evidence-based decisions about whether to scale these approaches. It will expand CLA activities to include partners, through meetings and workshops, in which partner approaches are discussed, information is shared, and new and innovative approaches are developed. CLA is the main tool to continue to refine and adapt programming, lead on innovation, and contribute to the development of justice sector reform and development initiatives in Somalia.