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.

At 60 my dream is still valid, Safiyo Jama

Safiyo Jama Gayre is a 60 years old student at the Faculty of Sharia and Law at Puntland State University in Garowe, Somalia. In the Monthly meeting of the law students in the university, Safiyo opens every session with a prayer because it’s a tradition in Somalia that the oldest person opens meetings or community gatherings. This session’s prayer is her last with this group of students as she is graduating this year.

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...

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...

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...