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New school, community centre and sanitation facilities built in IDP settlement in Mogadishu through cash for work scheme

Up to 300 people from the IDP community were employed under the project, which saw a new school built with four classrooms, along with a community hall, 27 new toilets and six water kiosks. Each…  



At 60 my dream is valid, Safiyo Jama

Safiyo Jama Gayre is a 60 years old student at the Faculty of Sharia and Law at Puntland State University in Garowe, Somalia. In the Monthly meeting of the law students in the university, Safiyo opens…  





Model Police Station and Community Policing Center opens in Gardo.

Yesterday marked the official opening of the model police station and community policing center in Gardo. Supported by UNDP’s Rule of Law project, the model police station was a reconstruction and add…  


Mogadishu - Fruitful consultations on Draft Political Parties Law

A three-day Consultative Process on Somalia’s Draft Political Parties Law concluded in Mogadishu on Monday 23 November 2015.  


JPLG/UNDP Supports Interim South West State Administration (ISWA) Dialogue Forum on Decentralization

The Ministry of Interior and Federal Affairs and the Interim South West Administration’s (ISWA) Ministry of Interior and Local Government, co-facilitated a Decentralization Dialogue Forum, supported…  


Building Blocks for Electoral Support

Putting in place the building blocks to prepare for eventual elections was the goal of a four-day National Independent Election Commission (NIEC) team-building and planning retreat last week organized…  


Empowering Pastoralist Communities to Manage Climate Change

Nearly 70 % of Somalia’s population depend on agricultural and pastoralist livelihoods. Livestock accounts for around 40% of GDP and more than 50% of export earnings for Somalia.  






Somaliland’s first female National Deputy Prosecutor

Khadra Hussein Mohammad, 28, is Somaliland’s National Deputy Prosecutor – the first woman to hold such a position in Somaliland.  





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