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  • New water storage dam in Baligubadle, Somaliland will provide water access to estimated 10,000 people in the region Feb 9, 2018

    A new earth reservoir dam constructed with the support of UNDP in the Baligubadle area of Somaliland will bring safe water to an estimated 10,000 people in the region, including nomadic pastoralists who often travel long distances in search of water for their families and livestock.

  • Somali Government, UNDP and UN-Habitat launch youth-focused innovation challenge to improve lives of people in IDP communities Feb 5, 2018

    A major “innovation challenge” initiative to seek ideas from young Somalis on improving the living conditions of IDPs was launched on Wednesday 31 January by the Federal Government of Somalia and two UN agencies, the United Nations Development programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT).

  • Innovate for Somalia -How can we improve the living conditions of Internally displaced communities in Mogadishu? Jan 30, 2018

    Are you a young Somali innovator between the ages of 18-35? Do you have a solution to improve the lives of people living in Internally Displaced Communities in Mogadishu? Tell us about it!

  • Somali leaders and international community determined to make Somalia famine resistant Jan 30, 2018

    One year after Somalia declared drought as a national emergency, famine has so far been averted due to a large-scale, collective, and unprecedented humanitarian response. Today, the country is marking a turning point toward ending the cycle of recurring humanitarian crises. At a high-level event in the capital Mogadishu, the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan, seeking USD 1.5 billion to address the needs of 5.4 million people, was jointly presented with a Recovery and Resilience Framework (RRF).

  • Somali Electoral Commission launch 5-year plan to achieve ‘one-person, one-vote’ Elections in 2020-2021 Dec 13, 2017

    The National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC) have launched a 5-year Strategic Plan this week outlining a roadmap for achieving ‘one-person, one-vote’ universal elections in 2020-2021 in Somalia.

  • Somaliland applies global resilience expertise to drought response Dec 11, 2017

    Somaliland authorities are carrying out a “Drought Impact Needs Assessment” (DINA), based on a globally recognized methodology, that is identifying long term solutions to recurrent cycles of drought, which are to be delivered in parallel to life saving humanitarian relief. The DINA is being led by the Somaliland Government and supported by the World Bank, the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN). At a meeting in Hargeisa today, attended by Government officials and representatives from the international community, participants discussed how the methodology will be applied to break the cycle of recurrent emergencies, mitigating the risk of famine.

  • Somalia holds landmark Anti-Corruption Conference Dec 9, 2017

    A first of its kind, landmark conference on good governance and anti-corruption has been held in Garowe, in the State of Puntland, north eastern Somalia this week, attended by H.E. Hassan Haji, Minister of Justice of Federal Government of Somalia; H.E. Eng Abdulhakem, Vice President of Puntland; government officials from the Federal Government, the Puntland Government and other Federal Member States; as well as officials from the United Nations and from Somali civil society.

  • Federal Government of Somalia presents findings on the root causes of recurrent droughts and the investment needed to avoid future humanitarian crises Dec 6, 2017

    During the Somalia Partnership Forum in Mogadishu on 5th December, the Federal Government of Somalia presented findings of the Drought Impact and Needs Assessment (DINA) it has carried out in Somalia, with the support of the United Nations, the World Bank and the European Union. The DINA assessed the root causes and impact of recurrent droughts, and has found damages amounting to USD 1.02 billion and losses estimated at USD 2.23 billion. The investment needed for Somalia to recover and build resilience to future droughts is estimated at USD 1.77 billion over 3-5 years.

  • New uniforms increase visibility of Somali Police Force and bring greater security to communities Nov 23, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has handed over new police uniforms to the Somali police force in Mogadishu today, at a ceremony attended by UNDP Country Director, Mr. George Conway; the Deputy Minister of Internal Security of the Somali Federal Government, Mr. Abdinasir Saed Musa; Acting Police Commissioner of the Somali Police Force, General Mukhtar Hussein Afrah; and United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Director of Rule of Law and Security Institutions Group (ROLSIG), Mr. Staffan Tillander.

  • Innovate for Somalia: Future Ready Nov 17, 2017

    Join us for a “Future Ready” two week coding training from 10th to the 21st December 2017. You will learn to create applications that solve issues in Somali communities and be able to then share your knowledge with others. The training programme is open to both men and women. It is being run by UNDP's Innovate for Somalia project in collaboration with Microsoft and in partnership with the Ministry of Planning, Investment and Economic Development, Federal Government of Somalia.

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