Tapping into the talent of young Somalis in displaced communities

18 Nov 2018

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 solutions to increase access to water, education, security and childcare. … Read more

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

15 Oct 2018

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 have now been selected to pitch their ideas for funding and support. … Read more

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

22 Mar 2018

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 water is at the centre of an ongoing humanitarian crisis. Due to a number of failed rainy seasons, Somalia is suffering from a severe, prolonged drought which has resulted in 5.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and 1.2 million displaced, as whole communities have been forced to migrate in search of water for their families and for their livestock. … Read more

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

08 Mar 2018

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’ equal rights, combatting discriminatory practices and challenging the roles and stereotypes that lead to inequalities and exclusion. We have made good progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment in Somalia, but there is still so much more to do. … Read more

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