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Somalia hosts its first National Economic Policy Forum

Somalia has hosted its first high level National Economic Policy Forum this week in Mogadishu, which saw participants discuss a national investment strategy, financial governance, tackling corruption…  


Somalia takes further steps to meet global climate convention targets with new UNDP and GEF supported initiative

The Government of Somalia has launched a new initiative to meet its obligations under three key international conventions on climate change, biodiversity and desertification, which were agreed to…  


Woman leaders in Puntland take leadership and advocacy training

Women leaders from nine regions in Puntland have been trained in political campaigning and gender equality advocacy this month, by the Puntland Ministry of Women’s Development and Family Affairs. The…  


First ever Mogadishu Tech Summit shows leadership and talent of young Somalis

Somalia’s first ever Tech Summit took place in Mogadishu this week, with a focus on youth and using technology to build a sustainable future in a global digital world. Over a thousand people took…  


UN and UNDP pay tribute to the victims of 14 October Attack in Mogadishu

The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) for Somalia, Mr. Nicholas Haysom, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director for Somalia, Mr. George…  


Clean gas cylinders distributed to over 300 women in Mogadishu as part of alternative to charcoal plan

The Federal Ministry of Livestock, Forest and Range, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has distributed six hundred cylinders of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to over…  


New dam brings clean water to 5,000 people in southern Puntland

A new 5,000 cubic metre earth dam near Yombays Village in the Nugaal area of Puntland, Northern Somalia, will bring clean, safe water to over 5,000 people in the area, of which over 4,000 people are…  


Federal Government restates commitment to one-person-one vote elections in 2020; calls on international community to continue to support inclusive political processes

At a meeting this week in Mogadishu, the Federal Government and officials from the National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC) have reiterated their commitment to holding one-person-one-vote…  


Federal Government holds public consultation on security and peace in Mogadishu; as part of a series of public meetings around the country

The Federal Ministry of Internal Security and Benadir Regional Administration have hosted a three day public consultation this week in Mogadishu, to present the Government’s security initiatives and…  


First of a kind job fairs for young people held across Somalia as part of International Youth Day celebrations

Hundreds of young people have taken part in first of a kind job fairs in Somalia as part of a week of International Youth Day celebrations in the country. The fairs were held in Galmadug, Hirshabelle…  

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