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  • UNDP is saddened to confirm the loss of our staff member Faiza Sheikh Mohamud Oct 19, 2017

    We at UNDP Somalia are saddened to confirm the loss of a colleague and friend, Ms. Faiza Sheikh Mohamud, during the tragic attacks of the 14th October in Mogadishu.

  • Somalia Starts Drought Impact Needs Assessment, global experts convene in Mogadishu Oct 9, 2017

    High-level technical experts from around the world have met this weekend in Mogadishu to kickstart a Government-led Drought Impact Needs Assessment (DINA), which will identify the drivers and impact of recurrent drought, and outline long-term solutions that can prevent famine as a result of drought. The assessment will be followed by the development of a Recovery and Resilience Framework (RRF) that will address the identified needs and enable preventative developmental solutions to be carried out alongside the delivery of humanitarian relief, so that Somalia may be able to transition towards sustainable recovery and disaster preparedness.

  • First ever social innovation entrepreneurial challenge for young people opens in Mogadishu Oct 2, 2017

    The first ever “Innovate for Somalia” social innovation camp has opened in Mogadishu today, which will see over 50 young Somali men and women brainstorm and come up with business ideas to improve the Somali dairy industry. The event, which will run over 7 days, will conclude with a finale on the 9th October, with the young people forming teams to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges and win support for their idea. The winning teams will then enter a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) incubation initiative to learn how to take their idea to market.

  • Somali MPs attend leadership training on gender equality Sep 30, 2017

    Somalia MPs and Senators from both Federal and State parliaments have attended a first of its kind, five day “Transformative Leadership for Results” training in Entebbe, Uganda to enhance their leadership skills to transform Somali organizations, institutions and society at large, and to allow them to levarage their influence to promote gender responsive legal and policy reforms.

  • Short Film Competition Sep 20, 2017

    Are you an aspiring filmmaker? Would you like to make a short film about innovation in Somalia? Come to a six day innovation event starting on Monday 2nd October 2017 in Mogadishu and produce a short 3 minute film on the theme “Innovating for Somalia”.

  • Applications open for UNDP Young Leadership Programme III (YLP-3) Sep 20, 2017

    UNDP aims to support Young Somali people through a Young Leadership Programme III (YLP-3), which is now available for young Somalis who are interested to apply and participate. YLP 3 provides an opportunity to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals, use social innovation tools to reframe and address social challenges that matter to youth, design and implement projects that will help your communities.

  • Somalia launches Post Disaster Needs Assessment and Resilience Framework Sep 19, 2017

    At a meeting in Mogadishu on Monday the Federal Government of Somalia launched a Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA), to analyze the recurrent impact of drought in the country. The Assessment will allow for the development of a Recovery and Resilience Framework (RRF) which will provide a platform for development of investment into long-term resilience and reduction of risk to disaster. The assessment and framework will be a vital first step in enabling Somalia to transition from humanitarian intervention towards sustainable recovery and disaster preparedness.

  • Solar lanterns to bring clean energy and safety to IDP communities in Mogadishu Sep 11, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) yesterday handed over 600 solar powered lanterns to Somalia’s Federal Ministry for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management. The lanterns will be distributed to female headed households within IDP (internally displaced persons) communities in Mogadishu, as part of a renewable energy project financed by the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID).

  • Benadir Regional Administration committed to delivering durable solutions to displaced people in Mogadishu Sep 8, 2017

    The Benadir Regional Administration (BRA) has officially started implementation of a €13.3 million project funded by the European Union to assist displaced people to integrate into communities, which will be carried out in partnership with UN agencies and NGOs. This EU-funded project, directly aligned with the National Development Plan of Somalia, will benefit displaced people and host communities alike, through the provision of employment opportunities and greater access to basic services such as affordable housing, protection, GBV prevention, legal assistance and improved livelihood opportunities. In total, it is expected that more than 84,000 people will benefit from this project.

  • United Nations Under-Secretary-General Mr. Jeffrey Feltman visits National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC) Aug 27, 2017

    The United Nations Under-Secretary-General Mr. Jeffrey Feltman visited the Somali National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC) as part of a high-level visit to Somalia on Friday. The Commission presented Mr Feltman with its preparatory plans for universal elections by 2021, with NIEC Chairperson Halima Ismail Ibrahim outlining the importance of the steps that need to be taken by all stakeholders, to achieve what will be the first general elections in the country since 1969.

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