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3 TRAILBLAZERS FOR GENDER EQUALITY IN SOMALIA

This year’s International Women’s Day is a global call to eliminate inequality between men and women. That won’t be easy in Somalia, where women face discrimination in nearly every aspect of life.  


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…  


New market shows the power of local governance in Gabiley, Somaliland

For many years, Khadra sat under a tree by a dirt road in the small town of Gabiley and called it her shop. She’d spread her vegetables on the floor and wait there in the afternoon heat, watching them…  


Capacity for Investment Promotion and Economic Development

The main objective of this project initiation plan is to support the Ministry of Planning, Investment and Economic Development (MoPIED) to strengthen three (new and interrelated) main functions: a)…  


UN Joint Programme on Youth Employment

The Federal Government of Somalia and United Nations Joint Programme on Youth Employment aims to capitalise on recent security, governance and reconciliation achievements by expanding employment…  


Vice President of Hirshabelle launches joint UN and Government project to address displacement

The Vice President of Hirshabelle, Ali Abdullahi Hussein (Ali Guudlaawe), has launched a joint Government and UN project, called Midnimo II, which will work to support livelihoods and access to…  


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…  


Institutional Capacity Development

The National Development Plan in Somalia set the bar high – aiming to realise an ambitious set of development objectives in a three-year period. Major problems continue to bedevil the economic and…  


Young Somali entrepreneurs get seed funding to turn their business ideas into reality

Two teams of young Somalis with bright ideas for improving their country’s future will soon see their plans put into practice. After taking part in UNDP’s Future Ready initiative, both teams have won…  

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