Hundreds of women from across Somalia gathered in Mogadishu to call for greater involvement of women in peace and reconciliation processes, following a series of consultative events in Federal Member States and in Benadir region.
The high level forum looked at tackling corruption and improving financial governance
Somalia’s first ever Tech Summit took place in Mogadishu in October, with a focus on youth and using technology to build a sustainable future in a global digital world.
The first ever African Science Week takes place across 7 Somali cities
Pastoral and rural communities near Yombays Village will now have greater access to safe water, and can care for their livestock, thanks to a new earth dam that will fill with the next rains.
The fairs were held in Galmadug, Hirshabelle, South West State, Jubaland and Puntland, and gave young people the opportunity to showcase their trades and products, with businesses and government officials providing information on internships, job placement, and career guidance in some states.
Twenty-five law students following a scholarship programme sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with funding from the European Union, received Bachelor of Law degrees from Puntland State University.

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