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16 Nov 2018 description

Mogadishu, 14 November 2018. 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 and how to enhance regional economic cooperation with other East African countries.

15 Nov 2018 description

Mogadishu, 14 November 2018. The Government of Somalia has launched a new initiative to meet its obligations under three key international conventions on climate change, biodiversity and desertification, which were agreed to during the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Somalia signed on to these conventions, known as the Rio Conventions, as part of a series of environmental protection policy steps.

24 Oct 2018 description

16 October, 2018. A first ever African Science Week has taken place across 7 Somali cities this month, giving young people in each city the chance to gain first-hand experience of some of the key methods and practices in the sciences.

African Science Week is a 7-day celebration to raise youth awareness of the benefits of science and scientific training, held each year in over thirteen different countries throughout Africa.

12 Oct 2018 description

11 October 2018, Puntland. A new 5,000 cubic metre earth dam near Yombays Village in the Nugaal area of Puntland, Northern Somalia, will bring clean, safe water to over 5,000 people in the area, of which over 4,000 people are from nomadic pastoralist communities. The dam was built by the Puntland Ministry of Environment and Climate Change in collaboration with Yombays Village, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and with funding from Global Environment Facility.

08 Oct 2018 description

La dynamique des conflits a aggravé la vulnérabilité des populations, causé des dégâts à l’agriculture, aux pêcheries et aux moyens de subsistance pastoraux et porté atteinte à la liberté de circulation, aux échanges commerciaux et à la gouvernance locale.

Rôle de la TICAD au service du développement de l’Afrique

Depuis la tenue de la TICAD VI en 2016, l’Afrique n’a eu de cesse d’avancer dans la bonne direction.

08 Oct 2018 description

TICAD's Role in Advancing Africa's Development

Conflict dynamics have increased the vulnerability of the population, damaged agriculture, fisheries and livelihoods, and affected freedom of movement, trade and local governance.

Since TICAD VI in 2016, Africa has been on the move.

10 Sep 2018 description

Through inclusive climate resilient development, the Arab States work toward the Sustainable Development Goals

The majority of the Arab States possess all the requisite elements to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. There’s a young, educated workforce, plenty of natural resources, a notable increase in investments in renewable energy, and a much-needed uptick in efforts to support equality. Climate change, conflict and other related factors threaten to derail this progress, and ruin any chances of a Pax Arabica.

24 Aug 2018 description

20 August 2018. Hundreds of young people have taken part in first of a kind job fairs in Somalia as part of a week of International Youth Day celebrations in the country. The fairs were held in Galmadug, Hirshabelle, South West State, Jubaland and Puntland from 12th to the 16th August, and gave young people the opportunity to showcase their trades and products, with businesses and government officials providing information on internships, job placement, and career guidance in some states.

31 Jul 2018 description

Executive Summary:

Since the Commitment to Action1 was signed by the Secretary-General and eight United Nations Principals (and endorsed by the World Bank and the International Organization for Migration) at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016, much progress has been made in advancing and operationalizing the New Way of Working (NWOW) and strengthening humanitarian development collaboration as envisioned in the Agenda for Humanity.

26 Jul 2018 description
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Climate risks threaten to derail development gains, cause spike in eco-migrants and undermine efforts to end poverty and hunger in the Arab Region

New UN Development Programme report highlights the challenges and opportunities of building climate resilience as the region works toward peaceful low-carbon climate-resilient development

11 Jul 2018 description

I. Introduction: The energy challenge in crisis contexts

Sustainable energy is a critical element for achieving goals of immediate recovery and longer-term resilience in fragile and crisis contexts. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the Arab region, where countries have experienced an expansion of conflict, drought and an unprecedented level of displacement. The ability of communities to cope with and rapidly recover from crisis hinges in many ways on their ability to regain sustainable access to energy.

21 Jun 2018 description

20 June 2018, Mogadishu. The Italian Government has this week contributed 2.4 million Euro to Somalia under a United Nations (UN) Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) agreement. The funding will support national governance and youth employment programmes which are led by the Somali Government with the support of the United Nations, as well as a UN supported programme which builds the capacity of the Government to deliver aid to Somali people.

12 Jun 2018 description

12 June, 2018 - Somalia connects disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and sustainable development to reach 2030 Agenda and Paris Goals

By Umberto Labate and Keith Bettinger

11 Jun 2018 description

Mogadishu 8 June 2018. The Government of Somalia has this week signed up to a regional marine partnership initiative to ensure the sustainability of the livelihoods, environment and resources of the Western Indian Ocean. Eight other countries in the region are taking part in the initiative – Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, and Tanzania.

07 May 2018 description

Somalia calls for international cooperation to stop illegal charcoal trade

26 Apr 2018 description

25 April 2018, Borama, Somaliland. The University of Amoud, Borama, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), has launched a first of its kind Master Programme in Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability, with thirty students from Somaliland, Puntland, Jubaland, Galmudug, South West, Hirshabelle, and Mogadishu awarded full and part time sponsorships by UNDP and Amoud University to study in the programme.

29 Mar 2018 description

Bringing TB diagnosis and treatment into Djibouti's refugee camps to ensure no one is left behind

Djibouti hosts more than 27,000 refugees from neighbouring countries, equivalent to roughly 3% of its population. With one of the highest densities of refugees in the world, crowded camps create a fertile breeding ground for the transmission of tuberculosis (TB).

22 Mar 2018 description

Hargeisa, 22nd of March 2018. A repaired dam is bringing safe, clean water to the pastoral communities of Wacays Odane and Salahley district in Somaliland, with the support of Somali diaspora, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF), in partnership with the Somaliland Government.

20 Mar 2018 description

Gaalkayo, 20 March 2018. Fifty police officers from a Joint Galmadug and Puntland Police Patrolling Unit (JPPU) have taken part in a ten-day training in Galkaayo on Somali law, human rights, sexual and gender based violence investigation, and community policing principles, to increase their ability to act as a peace building force in the area.