UNDP Somalia host Social Good Summit 2016 event in Garowe

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Somalia has hosted the Social Good Summit event in Garowe, bringing together local leaders, members from the community and media personnel to discuss ’The Role of Media in the Development’’ and join the global conference where ideas meet new media to create innovative solutions.

UN Development Chief Visits Somalia

Mogadishu, 24 August 2016 – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark reaffirmed the UN agency’s strong support for the development, peace-building, and state-building processes underway in Somalia during her visit to the country today.

Enhancing the Capacity of Somaliland House of Elders (The Guurti)

In line with UNDP’s continued support to strengthen technical capacity and skills of parliamentary staffers; twenty one (21) Secretariat staff members (7 women and 14 men) of Somaliland House of Elders (the Guurti) received training on the procedural and administrative functions to contribute to the...

Graduation of 30 Police Officers from the University of Hargeisa

Yasmin Hussein is a 24 years old Police officer from Somaliland and today she is one of the graduates from University of Hargeisa. She had joined the Somaliland Police almost four years ago immediately after she had completed her secondary school. She had seen a television commercial on local TV channel that...

Strengthening Legislative Capacity of the Galmudug Parliament

UNDP Parliamentary Support Project had been supporting Somali National Federal, Somaliland and Puntland parliaments to function as inclusive, transparent and effective law-making bodies which engage in national dialogue on policy priorities, peace-building across a divided political spectrum and state-building as...

Disaster Risk Management Training Concluded in Hargeisa

As severe drought situation is reported in some areas of Somaliland and the government is mobilizing local communities to provide assistance to affected people in those areas. National Environment Research and Disasters Preparedness Authority (NERAD) has a regular collaboration with those communities in early...

Civil Society Engagement Workshop Held in Mogadishu

Somali Civil Society, in collaboration with the Aid Coordination Unit at the Office of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Planning & International Cooperation and UNDP through its Strengthening Institutional Performance Project organized a civil society engagement workshop in Mogadishu on 12-13 March 2016. This...

Water dams build resilience for communities in Puntland

Dry seasons and water shortages have been a constant problem in the Puntland region of Somalia. Scarcity of water and the lack of rain restricts pastoralists who struggle to provide bare necessity to their livestock, which is their source of livelihood. Paying to use With UNDP’s Environment and Energy Project...

Sustainable Development Goals meeting in Mogadishu

This week, the Federal Government of Somalia’s Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC) held an introductory consultation meeting in Mogadishu to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The new development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, commonly known as the Global Goals,...

Model Police Station and Community Policing Center opens in Gardo

Yesterday marked the official opening of the model police station and community policing center in Gardo. Supported by UNDP’s Rule of Law project, the model police station was a reconstruction and add on from the previous station that was built in 1932. Both centers are running completely on solar energy. In...

Mogadishu - Fruitful consultations on Draft Political Parties Law

A three-day Consultative Process on Somalia’s Draft Political Parties Law concluded in Mogadishu on Monday 23 November 2015. At least 200 delegates attended the consultative meeting. Participants included representatives of political parties, federal and regional administrations and the civil society. “The draft...

Effective Human Resource Management Building Stronger Local Governments in Somaliland

The ability of a local government to deliver the highest standard of public service delivery requires a uniform, methodical and transparent recruitment process to ensure the best qualified and suitable individuals are employed. In Somalia, unclear local government recruitment practices have led to poor organizational...

Creating Real Solutions for Communities through District Planning and Improved Basic Services

Creating Real Solutions for Communities through District Planning and Improved Basic Services Gardo district’s economy is largely based on pastoralism and small business, similar to many districts throughout Puntland – and an estimated 80 per cent of Gardo district’s 85,000 people lives below the poverty line. In...

‘Somali Voices’ – first female prosecutor in Somaliland

Learning exchanges strengthen local administrations

Like most Somali institutions, local administrations face a myriad of challenges. There is an urgent need to increase the capacity of institutions to enable them to deliver basic and necessary services to their people. As part of an innovative project through the UN Joint Programme on Local Governance and...

UNDP and Alternative Livelihoods to Piracy

Starting a business with limited resources in the Somali coastal district of Eyl is difficult – especially for a woman Despite the challenges, Bisharo’s small café in Eyl is thriving. A UNDP micro-grant and small business training helped her set up the cafe, and Bisharo is now supporting her four children on the money...

Promoting Human Rights and Gender Equality in the Police Force

Safety and security are the key foundations for building lasting peace and prosperity for all Somalis. UNDP is helping the Somali people to tackle insecurity and conflict by strengthening responsible policing that considers the needs of the communities.     UNDP’s Civilian Policing Project supports training and...