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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…  


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…  


Somalia hosts its first National Economic Policy Forum

Somalia has hosted its first high level National Economic Policy Forum this week in Mogadishu, which saw participants discuss a national investment strategy, financial governance, tackling corruption…  


First ever Mogadishu Tech Summit shows leadership and talent of young Somalis

Somalia’s first ever Tech Summit took place in Mogadishu this week, with a focus on youth and using technology to build a sustainable future in a global digital world. Over a thousand people took…  


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