UN holds business information seminar for Somali companies and entrepreneurs
May 22, 2018
United Nations (UN) agencies have this month held a one-day seminar for Somali entrepreneurs in Mogadishu, to provide information on how to do business with the UN in Somalia. The meeting was aimed at strengthening relations between the local business community and UN agencies, to help spur economic growth in the East African country.
Somali Constitutional review process launched as historic convention concludes in Mogadishu
May 17, 2018
A review process of the Somali Constitution has been launched this week following a historic three-day national convention which concluded in Mogadishu on Tuesday.
Somali Government and United Nations call for investment in alternative energy and strong policies to halt charcoal trade
May 10, 2018
At the closing of the international conference on charcoal in Mogadishu this week, the Government of Somalia and the United Nations have jointly called for stronger national and regional policies, and further investment in developing alternative sources of energy and alternative livelihoods in Somalia, to stop the illegal export of charcoal from the country.
Somalia calls for international cooperation to stop illegal charcoal trade
May 7, 2018
At the opening of a two-day, UN-supported conference on charcoal in Mogadishu, the Federal Government of Somalia has called for international, African and Gulf States cooperation in halting the illegal export of charcoal from the country.
UNDP hands over gas cylinders, stoves and briquettes to Somali Government for distribution to IDP communities, as part of alternative to charcoal programme
Apr 27, 2018
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has handed over 600 gas cylinders, 300 fuel-efficient cooking stoves, and 20 tons of briquettes to the Federal Government for distribution to IDP communities and communities in Mogadishu, for use in cooking as an alternative to charcoal use. The donation of equipment was supported by funding from the European Union (EU).
Pioneering Master Programme in Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability launched; 30 students receive scholarships to Programme
Apr 26, 2018
The University of Amoud, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), has launched a first of its kind Master Programme in Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability, with thirty students from Somaliland, Puntland, Jubaland, Galmudug, South West, Hirshabelle, and Mogadishu awarded full and part time sponsorships by UNDP and Amoud University to study in the programme.
Jubaland State officials meet with Federal Government to develop Local Government Institute, standardise local governance in the State
Apr 9, 2018
Over thirty representatives from Jubaland State, Somalia, have met with Somali Federal Government officials to finalise the development of a Local Government Institute (LGI) in the State, which will help to standardise training on local government service delivery to Somali people.
Repaired dam provides safe water to pastoral communities in South Eastern Somaliland, as part of ongoing water infrastructure projects across the region
Mar 22, 2018
A repaired dam is bringing safe, clean water to the pastoral communities of Wacays Odane and Salahley district in South Eastern Somaliland, with the support of Somali diaspora, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF),
Joint Police training and community outreach continues to build peace in Galmadug and Puntland
Mar 21, 2018
Police officers from a Joint Galmadug and Puntland Police Patrolling Unit (JPPU) have taken part in a ten-day training in Galkaayo on Somali law, human rights, and community policing principles, to increase their ability to act as a peace building force in the area.
Puntland takes leap forward in sustainable development planning as nine District Development Frameworks launched
Mar 17, 2018
Nine districts across Puntland launched milestone frameworks laying out their development priorities for the next five years at an event in Garowe, supported by the United Nations Joint Programme on Local Governance (JPLG). Bosaso, Gardo, Bander Bayla, Eyl, Garowe, Jariban, Galkacyo, Burtinle and Goldogob’s district frameworks were developed through extensive consultations with over 180 villages and communities.