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  • 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.

  • Jubbaland launches local governance law and district council formation Aug 21, 2017

    Jubbaland State authorities have launched a landmark Local Government Law and started district council formation process for five districts across the State. The launch of the law and council formation process lays the foundation for the roll out of local governance services to Somali people in Jubbaland.

  • Solar power at Villa Somalia Aug 13, 2017

    Encouraging the use of renewable energy across the country, the Federal Government of Somalia on Sunday launched a solar power system for the Office of the Prime Minister in Mogadishu. The UN development agency (UNDP), together with the Ministry of Energy and Water, have installed 298 solar panels – a 76KVA hybrid solar system – which will allow saving 35% fuel consumption at Villa Somalia, or 120 litres daily.

  • Camp management training with IOM Aug 4, 2017

    In the wake of a severe drought in Somalia that has displaced more than 800,000 people, the Government of Somalia has joined forces with IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the United Nations Development Programme to enhance its drought response capacity. The three partners organized four-day training from 1–4 August to build displacement management capacity, focusing on Camp Coordination and Camp Management, improved humanitarian coordination and information management, and early recovery.

  • Puntland mobile courts explained to judicial officials from emerging States Jul 28, 2017

    A knowledge sharing tour of mobile courts and legal aid has this week taken place in Puntland, with the aim of speeding up the roll out of mobile courts across Federal Member States. Participants from Jubbaland, South West State, Hirshabelle and Galmudug have travelled to Garowe for a week long event to observe how mobile courts in Puntland carry out their work, so that they can replicate the courts successfully in their own states. The tour was organised by the United Nations Joint Rule of Law Programme in coordination with the Puntland Ministry of Justice, Religious Affairs and Rehabilitation.

  • Uganda civil service training shares its experience with Somalia Jul 24, 2017

    A 15-person high-profile delegation from the Federal Government of Somalia, Federal Member States and the Somali Local Governance Institute have visited Uganda, to gain first-hand experience on how civil service training and development is carried out in the country. The delegates aim to use the knowledge gained to develop effective civil service training in Somalia. The visit was supported by the United Nations Development Programme under the UN Joint Programme on Local Governance.

  • Galmudug State inaugurates new disaster management offices Jul 24, 2017

    Galmadug State inaugurates new disaster management offices In a visit to Adaado in Galmadug State, David Akopyan, Deputy Country Director, has inaugurated new offices and conference facilities. The new buildings - built with the support of UNDP's Emerging Federal States project - will allow the emerging state to carry out its disaster management work more effectively. The need for the Federal and State Governments of Somalia to build reliable disaster management and crises coordination systems was discussed, as well as the role that various government entities currently play in responding to the drought crisis.

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