Funding Facility for Stabilization Quarter II Report 2018
The second quarter of 2018 was one of achievement for the Funding Facility for Stabilization. Throughout the five governorates formerly subjected to ISIL occupation, the FFS continued to launch programs of varying scale and extent, according to need. This quarter saw a major milestone for the programme in the reaching of 1000 completed projects. Meanwhile, 2356 projects were ongoing.
By the end of Quarter Two, there were a total of 2,356 FFS projects in nine sectors across five governorates affected by the crisis. This is an expansion of 396 additional projects since the end of Q1. FFS continues to put emphasis on rapid intervention and implementation, particularly in the “red box” focus areas. By the end of the reporting period, 1102 of the 2,356 projects were already completed and 359 were being implemented, comprising 62% of all the projects undertaken by FFS across five affected governorates.
Twenty-five donors have contributed USD 804,447,255 as of 30 June 2018. This report provides an overview of all FFS activities underway during the second quarter of 2018, which encompasses 1 April 2018-30 June 2018.
- By the end of Quarter Two, with 2356 projects ongoing, FFS succeeded in seeing through the completion 1000 projects in the five governorates of work.
- Quarter Two saw the initiation of activities for the recently re-opened FFS Window Four. FFS staff undertook initial scoping missions to Western Anbar and Western Ninewa hold initial discussions relating to Window Four activities with local stakeholders.
- FFS continues to ramp up its monitoring activities, hiring and deploying nineteen Quality Control/Quality Assurance Officers across Ninewa.
- FFS continues to vigorously implement its gender strategy: over 1,318,605 women directly benefited from FFS projects as of the end of Q2.
- In the Ninewa Plains, early April saw a civic celebration in Bashiqa, as four rehabilitated municipality parks were opened to the public. This is a part of a large FFS effort to restore public spaces in the Plains.
- Restoring and maintaining access to electrical network remained a high priority in all areas of FFS activity, exemplified in the numerous electrical rehabilitation projects were completed this quarter especially in East Mosul. They included seven 33/11 SS electrical substations (Intisar, Methaq, Arbajeya, Besan, Al Muthana, Sumer and Molwatha Al Ayser), and the renovation of the General Directorate for Electricity Transmission, enabling efficient administration of the distribution of electricity in the city.
- FFS made significant advances in the roads and bridges sector during the second quarter, with the importance of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers and their tributaries underpinning the priority on river bridges. In Mosul the first rehabilitated bridge – Sayedatee Al Jamila Bridge – was ceremonially inaugurated on 5 April 2018.
- Housing continues to be a major priority for FFS. The projects completed during the second quarter of 2018 mean that during the first six months of the year FFS has provided ameliorated housing for more than 15,000 people in Anbar and the Ninewa Plains. During Q2, the recruitment of a specialized housing team for West Mosul, consisting of 40 engineers and eight social organizers, was completed. This recruitment marked the launching of activities that will see the rehabilitation of 10,000 houses in West Mosul.
- Restoration of basic services are also a fundamental concern of FFS, with projects ranging from local replacement of water or sewerage pipes to such a large-scale project as the ongoing planning of the rehabilitation of Al Nuaimiyah Sewage Plant (2 Sections) in Fallujah, an expanded stabilization project that will transform the waste water treatment capabilities of the city and provide more sanitary living conditions for 430,000 people. The design for the project has been completed and is currently being reviewed by the Ministry of Health. However, this critical FFES project is funding dependent.
- In municipal contexts, FFS seeks to enhance the governance capabilities of local authorities, to support community policing and justice, and also to rehabilitate municipal facilities that carry both economic and revenue-based benefits. This quarter West Mosul’s largest two municipal shopping areas, Yabesat and the Vegetable Market, were both been rehabilitated, allowing some 1,000 merchants to return to 270 stalls and shops and provide fresh food, grains and seeds to their customers.