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World Creativity and Innovation Day: How social startups can help communities in crisis find solutions to challenges around them

Social startups can help communities to rebuild their social and economic fabric by building the ecosystems and businesses they need, and to find their own creative and innovative solutions to the…  


How women are becoming more visible as peace-builders in Somalia

Women’s role as peace builders has tended to be less visible and receive less exposure than their male counterparts in Somalia; this may be because women in the past have taken part in informal and…  


International Women’s Day 2019 and 63rd CSW: Think equal, build smart, innovate for change

UNDP Somalia is joining the global call to “Think Equal, Build Smart and Innovate for Change,” to achieve gender equality and women’s rights. In this, we are joining Somali women and men who are…  


Tapping into the talent of young Somalis in displaced communities

Sixty bright young Somalis have come up with some highly innovative ideas for small ventures that will improve the lives of internally displaced communities. These include ingenious but practical…  


Where there’s a will, there’s an app - 26 smart ideas from young Somalis to improve life in Mogadishu

In 2018, UNDP and Microsoft called on young Somalis to develop smart ideas to find technical solutions to the many development challenges the residents of Mogadishu are currently facing. 26 candidates…  


World Water Day: In Somalia, the answer is long term solutions delivered right here and now

On World Water Day we are highlighting the preciousness and scarcity of safe clean water, with 1.2 billion people around the world without access to safe drinking water. In Somalia, lack of access to…  


International Women’s Day 2018: The Time is Now in Somalia

The promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women is central to the mandate of UNDP Somalia and intrinsic to our development approach. This includes advocating for women’s and girls’…  


Ending Gender Based Violence in Somalia

This week UNDP Somalia has added our voice to a global call for a brighter future for women and girls, by joining a worldwide 16 Days of Activism campaign against gender based violence…  


Hope and recovery after deadliest attack in Somalia's history

Mariam from the Somali Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs smiles but nods gravely when asked if she was scared. When the powerful blasts occurred on Saturday 14 October in Mogadishu, it was a working…  


Recovery and hope after Somalia's deadliest attack

Mariam from the Somali Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs smiles but nods gravely when asked if she was scared. When the powerful blasts occurred on Saturday 14 October in Mogadishu, it was a working…  

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