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Solar power takes on COVID-19

Saving money on heating means more is available for medicine and cleaning staff in Somaliland’s largest hospital.  

UNDP sets up communications hub as first line of COVID19 defence in Somalia

One lesson is already clear from the COVID19 pandemic: the faster you get the message out on how to prevent infection, the quicker people change behaviour to slow the spread and save lives.  

Local economic development boosts family incomes, keeps kids in school

Khadra is one of 50 women helping to boost the economy in Somaliland by working in Gabiley’s thriving market, with knock-on benefits for health and education.  

Transforming local government: A bird's eye view

Decades of civil war have destroyed much of Somalia’s physical infrastructure and fractured trust among different communities, individual citizens and the state. So how to fix the damage? This…  

Somali Women MPs attend leadership training in Addis Ababa as part of gender equality initiative

Twelve Somali women parliamentarians have attended a UNDP supported leadership training in Addis Ababa, as part of UN initiative to support gender equality and women's political participation in…  

IDP led social businesses win award for ideas developed under EU, UN and government led programme on displacement

Three IDP led social enterprises have won awards for their ideas during a pitch event and startup fair in Mogadishu, where they presented their business concepts to a panel of expert judges.  

Hirshabelle local government holds consultation on quota for women’s representation in district councils

The Hirshabelle Ministry of Interior and Local Government has committed to implementing a thirty percent quota for women’s representation amongst the delegates who elect district councils in the…  


UN support to the current electoral cycle (2018-2021) to assist Somalia with the preparations for universal elections is mandated by the UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR 2358 (2017) and 2408…  

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