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Somaliland applies global resilience expertise to drought response

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,…  


Somalia holds landmark Anti-Corruption Conference

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,…  


Federal Government of Somalia presents findings on the root causes of recurrent droughts and the investment needed to avoid future humanitarian crises

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,…  


New uniforms increase visibility of Somali Police Force and bring greater security to communities

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has handed over new police uniforms to the Somali police force in Mogadishu today, at a ceremony attended by UNDP Country Director, Mr. George Conway;…  


Importance of private sector highlighted at Somali Government Sustainable Energy Forum in Mogadishu

Representatives from the Somali Federal Government, Federal Member States, United Nations, and local and international private sector have met this week in Mogadishu for a two-day, first of its kind…  


45,000 people to have greater access to clean water in Baidoa

The UN Migration Agency (IOM) is partnering with the Government of Somalia and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to provide greater access to sustainable clean water for over 45,000…  


UNDP youth leadership and peacebuilding programme opens in Mogadishu, part of wider youth for peace initiative

A week-long competitive UNDP Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) has started today in Mogadishu, which will see 30 young men and women learn how to take leadership roles to bring about social…  


UNDP expresses profound sympathy and condolences to all those affected by the 14th October attack

The United Nations Development Programme extends it profound sympathy and solidarity to all those affected as we mourn the terrible loss of life and devastation caused by the attack on Saturday 14…  


Somalia Starts Drought Impact Needs Assessment, global experts convene in Mogadishu

High-level technical experts from around the world have met this weekend in Mogadishu to kickstart a Government-led Drought Impact Needs Assessment (DINA), which will identify the drivers and impact…  


First ever social innovation entrepreneurial challenge for young people opens in Mogadishu

The first ever “Innovate for Somalia” social innovation camp has opened in Mogadishu today, which will see over 50 young Somali men and women brainstorm and come up with business ideas to improve the…  

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