UNDP Administrator, Mr. Achim Steiner, hears ideas of young Somali innovators at launch of innovation challenge to improve lives of people in IDP communities
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 first ever “Innovate for Somalia” social innovation camp run by UNDP in partnership with the Federal Government, opened in Mogadishu in October, which saw over 50 young Somali men and women brainstorm to come up with business ideas to improve the Somali dairy industry. The event, which ran over 7 days, concluded in a competitive finale with the young people forming teams to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges and win support for their idea.
Take a look at the people we work with and projects we carry out in Somalia through photos.
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.