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.
New 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),
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.
Drought response coordination improved in four Federal Member States in Somalia
Mar 16, 2018
Four Federal Member States of Galmudug, Jubaland, Hirshabelle, and South West State in Somalia have improved their drought and emergency response coordination as a result of support provided by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
New water storage dam in Baligubadle, Somaliland will provide water access to estimated 10,000 people in the region
Feb 9, 2018
A new earth reservoir dam constructed with the support of UNDP in the Baligubadle area of Somaliland will bring safe water to an estimated 10,000 people in the region, including nomadic pastoralists who often travel long distances in search of water for their families and livestock.
Somali Government, UNDP and UN-Habitat launch youth-focused innovation challenge to improve lives of people in IDP communities
Feb 5, 2018
A major “innovation challenge” initiative to seek ideas from young Somalis on improving the living conditions of IDPs was launched on Wednesday 31 January by the Federal Government of Somalia and two UN agencies, the United Nations Development programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT).
Somali leaders and international community determined to make Somalia famine resistant
Jan 30, 2018
One year after Somalia declared drought as a national emergency, famine has so far been averted due to a large-scale, collective, and unprecedented humanitarian response. Today, the country is marking a turning point toward ending the cycle of recurring humanitarian crises. At a high-level event in the capital Mogadishu, the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan, seeking USD 1.5 billion to address the needs of 5.4 million people, was jointly presented with a Recovery and Resilience Framework (RRF).
Somaliland applies global resilience expertise to drought response
Dec 11, 2017
Somaliland authorities are carrying out a “Drought Impact Needs Assessment” (DINA), based on a globally recognized methodology, that is identifying long term solutions to recurrent cycles of drought, which are to be delivered in parallel to life saving humanitarian relief. The DINA is being led by the Somaliland Government and supported by the World Bank, the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN). At a meeting in Hargeisa today, attended by Government officials and representatives from the international community, participants discussed how the methodology will be applied to break the cycle of recurrent emergencies, mitigating the risk of famine.
Somalia holds landmark Anti-Corruption Conference
Dec 9, 2017
A first of its kind, landmark conference on good governance and anti-corruption has been held in Garowe, in the State of Puntland, north eastern Somalia this week, attended by H.E. Hassan Haji, Minister of Justice of Federal Government of Somalia; H.E. Eng Abdulhakem, Vice President of Puntland; government officials from the Federal Government, the Puntland Government and other Federal Member States; as well as officials from the United Nations and from Somali civil society.
Federal Government of Somalia presents findings on the root causes of recurrent droughts and the investment needed to avoid future humanitarian crises
Dec 6, 2017
During the Somalia Partnership Forum in Mogadishu on 5th December, the Federal Government of Somalia presented findings of the Drought Impact and Needs Assessment (DINA) it has carried out in Somalia, with the support of the United Nations, the World Bank and the European Union. The DINA assessed the root causes and impact of recurrent droughts, and has found damages amounting to USD 1.02 billion and losses estimated at USD 2.23 billion. The investment needed for Somalia to recover and build resilience to future droughts is estimated at USD 1.77 billion over 3-5 years.