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Somaliland district mayors review key Local Government Law

Mayors from across Somaliland have reviewed a key local government law at a meeting in Hargeisa at the end of December, which was facilitated by the Somaliland’s Parliament's Committee on Internal…  


Young Somali entrepreneurs get seed funding to turn their business ideas into reality

Two teams of young Somalis with bright ideas for improving their country’s future will soon see their plans put into practice. After taking part in UNDP’s Future Ready initiative, both teams have won…  


Civil society groups hold landmark series of events to call for protection of human rights in Somalia

Civil society groups marked the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights this month with seven parallel individual events in the Somali capital, highlighting the need to protect…  


Somali Parliaments highlighted as key actors in achieving the SDGs in Somalia

members of both houses of the Somali Federal Parliament have this week taken part in a two-day consultative event, on the role parliaments play in achieving and holding the Government to account on…  


Somali civil society women’s groups join 16 days of activism against Gender Based Violence

The Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development, and civil society women’s groups have joined the global campaign for 16 days of activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV), with a panel …  


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…  


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…  


Somaliland launches public awareness campaign to reduce charcoal use and protect the environment

The Somaliland Ministry of Environment and Rural Development, with the support of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has launched a public awareness campaign to reduce deforestation,…  


Training on energy efficient stoves manufacture will help create employment and reduce charcoal use in Somaliland

Sixty people have been received training in Hargeisa to build energy efficient stoves this month under a programme run by Somaliland’s Ministry of Environment and Rural Development, in partnership…  


Third phase of local governance programme launched in Somaliland

The Government of Somaliland has launched a third phase of the United Nations Joint Programme on Local Governance (JPLG), at a high-level meeting this week in Hargeisa. The joint programme, which is…  

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