Technical Meeting Report: Coordination to Support the Implementation of the IRIS in Somalia

On Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd of August, EGRISS and JIPS convened a technical meeting in Nairobi. The aim of the meeting was to promote a hands-on and technical discussion around the production of national statistics on internal displacement in Somalia. The meeting is part of EGRISS’ technical support to Somalia for the implementation of the International Recommendations on IDP Statistics (IRIS). Requested by the Somalia National Bureau of Statistics (SNBS) in May 2021, the support also involves the development of a standalone Statistics Sector Strategic Plan on IDPs, as part of the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS) currently being elaborated. JIPS is leading the technical support provision on behalf of EGRISS, as per agreement by the EGRISS Steering Committee in December 2021. This report highlights key takeaways from the meetings as well as recommendations and steps moving forward in the implementation of the IRIS in Somalia.

International Recommendations on Refugee Statistics (IRRS)