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Somali Women MPs attend leadership training in Addis Ababa as part of gender equality initiative

Twelve Somali women parliamentarians have attended a UNDP supported leadership training in Addis Ababa, as part of UN initiative to support gender equality and women's political participation in…  


IDP led social businesses win award for ideas developed under EU, UN and government led programme on displacement

Three IDP led social enterprises have won awards for their ideas during a pitch event and startup fair in Mogadishu, where they presented their business concepts to a panel of expert judges.  


Hirshabelle local government holds consultation on quota for women’s representation in district councils

The Hirshabelle Ministry of Interior and Local Government has committed to implementing a thirty percent quota for women’s representation amongst the delegates who elect district councils in the…  


New Resident Representative for UNDP in Somalia, Mr. Jocelyn Mason, arrives in Mogadishu

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has today welcomed its new Resident Representative for its country programme in Somalia, Mr. Jocelyn Mason, to Mogadishu. Mr. Mason, who holds dual…  


Set of milestones to meet Somalia’s obligations under environmental conventions agreed at a high-level meeting in Mogadishu

A set of milestones to meet three Rio Conventions on climate change, biodiversity and desertification were agreed at a high-level environment meeting this month, which was hosted by the Deputy Prime…  


Vice President of Hirshabelle launches joint UN and Government project to address displacement

The Vice President of Hirshabelle, Ali Abdullahi Hussein (Ali Guudlaawe), has launched a joint Government and UN project, called Midnimo II, which will work to support livelihoods and access to…  


Somaliland Parliament meets to discuss achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030

The House of Representatives of the Somaliland Parliament have held a first of a kind two-day event in Hargeisa, on the role parliaments have in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by…  



Sixth group of UNDP sponsored law students graduate from Puntland State University

A sixth group of UNDP sponsored law students have graduated from Puntland State University School of Law this month, following completion of a four-year Bachelor of Law programme. The twenty students,…  


Final consultation on key local government law takes place in Hargeisa

A final consultation on a key local government law, called the “District and Regions Self-Administration Law”, has been held in Hargeisa, to ensure the law will be compliant with existing policies…  

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