On #IWD2018, echoing the UNDP Administrator, Our Country Director George Conway says the Time Is Now for Somalia on gender equality
The promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women is central to the mandate of UNDP Somalia and intrinsic to our development approach. This includes advocating for women’s and girls’ equal rights, combatting discriminatory practices and challenging the roles and stereotypes that lead to inequalities and exclusion. We have made good progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment in Somalia, but there is still so much more to do
The Government is developing a long term plan to break the cycle of drought and flooding in Somalia. In 2017 it carried out an assessment, with the support of the UN, the World Bank and the EU, to analyse the impact of drought and other shocks on Somali livelihoods and communities. The findings of the assessment have informed the development of a Recovery and Resilience Framework (RRF), situated within the Government’s National Development Plan (NDP), that recommends long-term recovery and resilience solutions that address root causes of drought and flooding, to be delivered in parallel with humanitarian relief across the country.
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UNDP in Somalia works in partnership with the Federal Government on key focus areas: disaster reduction and resilience, peacebuilding and conflict resolution, people-centred governance and law, economic recovery and environmental protection, and protecting and empowering women.