The Somali Compact lays out key 5 cross-cutting issues: gender, capacity development, bringing tangible results to people, respect of human rights, and external relations.Throughout all of its projects, UNDP supports the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment in all development results. Further, understanding that HIV and AIDS are key issues in the region, UNDP is raising awareness at the institutional and community level to mitigate its impact and support the basic human rights of People Living with HIV (PLHIV).
UNDP puts great emphasis on the key cross-cutting theme of gender equality and women’s empowerment. This means UNDP supported policies, raised awareness of women’s rights at the local communities and supported female students and promoted livelihoods for women.more
A community group meets in Bosasso
Expanding the reach of central and local governments to deliver equitable services, and opening up access to even the most marginalized citizens is critical to UNDP’s work in Somalia. Photo credit: UNDP/Noor Khamismore
Projects and Initiatives
Sustainable progress for the Somali people is only possible if government and public institutions function more effectively and respond to its citizen’s needs. The Somali Institutional Development Project (SIDP) focuses on supporting the government in becoming better at improving people’s lives – from managing its money to learning how to better serve the Somali people.more