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Tapping into the talent of young Somalis in displaced communities

Sixty bright young Somalis have come up with some highly innovative ideas for small ventures that will improve the lives of internally displaced communities. These include ingenious but practical…  


Where there’s a will, there’s an app - 26 smart ideas from young Somalis to improve life in Mogadishu

In 2018, UNDP and Microsoft called on young Somalis to develop smart ideas to find technical solutions to the many development challenges the residents of Mogadishu are currently facing. 26 candidates…  


World Water Day: In Somalia, the answer is long term solutions delivered right here and now

On World Water Day we are highlighting the preciousness and scarcity of safe clean water, with 1.2 billion people around the world without access to safe drinking water. In Somalia, lack of access to…  


International Women’s Day 2018: The Time is Now in Somalia

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’…  


Ending Gender Based Violence in Somalia

This week UNDP Somalia has added our voice to a global call for a brighter future for women and girls, by joining a worldwide 16 Days of Activism campaign against gender based violence…  


Hope and recovery after deadliest attack in Somalia's history

Mariam from the Somali Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs smiles but nods gravely when asked if she was scared. When the powerful blasts occurred on Saturday 14 October in Mogadishu, it was a working…  


Recovery and hope after Somalia's deadliest attack

Mariam from the Somali Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs smiles but nods gravely when asked if she was scared. When the powerful blasts occurred on Saturday 14 October in Mogadishu, it was a working…  

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