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12 Mar 2017 description

On the morning of the 27th of February 2017, H.E. Mr. Shinichi Saida, Ambassador of Japan to Ethiopia visited the IICBA offices for the signing ceremony, on behalf of the government of Japan, providing funding of a sum of 1 million USD to IICBA. The funds will go towards IICBA’s project, ‘Teacher Training and Development for Peace-Building in the Horn of Africa and Surrounding Countries’, which will support teachers and teacher educators from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.

16 Feb 2016 description

UNESCO, in cooperation with United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), organised a three-day training workshop for security forces on safety of journalists and freedom of expression from 28 to 30 January 2016 in Mogadishu, Somalia.

16 Sep 2015 description

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, today condemned the murder of online news editor Abdullahi Ali Hussein on 8 September.

“I condemn the killing of Abdullahi Ali Hussein,” the Director-General said. “Extremists must not be allowed to stifle freedom of expression with their violence and intimidation. Free and vibrant media, with committed journalists, have an essential contribution to make to the rule of law and good governance in Somalia.”

16 Jun 2015 description

The representatives of the Somalian National Intelligence and Security Agency, the Ministry of Information and the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) came together in Mogadishu from 2 to 4 June 2015 to better understand the role of security forces in protecting journalists.

28 Jun 2013 description

Mogadishu – 20 June 2013 - More than two hundred Somali education experts gathered in Mogadishu, Somalia, for the first time in twenty years for a three day National Education Conference (NEC) supported by a joint UNESCO-UNICEF team.

18 Jun 2013 description

MOGADISHU, 18 June 2013 – More than one hundred Somali education experts are being hosted by the Somali Federal Government for a three day high level Conference in Mogadishu to discuss how to design an education system for the country after two decades of conflict. The National Education Conference was opened today by the Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia who called it a key opportunity to provide Somali children with a brighter future.

28 Jan 2013 description

Somali’s first independent community radio station, KASMO FM, will officially be launched in Mogadishu during the International Women’s Day celebrations scheduled for 8 March 2013. The International Women’s Day is a global event that celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women’s past, present and future.

The radio broadcasts on a frequency of 89.1 MHz with a power of 100 Watts first went on air on 1 January 2013 and the first woman’s voice on the radio during the test transmission was that of Ms Deko Osman, Executive Director of WARDA (Pictured).

24 Sep 2012 description

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova has expressed her alarm and anger over a wave of journalist murders in Somalia in the past week. Five journalists were killed in three separate attacks occurring on 16, 20 and 21 September.

18 Sep 2012 description

The Government of Japan and UNESCO concluded an agreement under which USD 4.8 million will be allocated by Japan to UNESCO to support its post conflict and post disaster response in education in South Sudan, Liberia, Egypt and Libya, and Iraq and in tackling drought and famine in the Horn of Africa.

14 Mar 2012 description

The Government of Japan and UNESCO concluded an agreement under which USD 4.8 million will be allocated by Japan to UNESCO to support its post conflict and post disaster response in education in South Sudan, Liberia, Egypt and Libya, and Iraq and in tackling drought and famine in the Horn of Africa.

31 Jan 2012 description

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, today condemned the murder of Somali journalist Hassan Osman Abdi and called for measures to improve the safety of media workers in the country.

25 Jan 2012 description

UNESCO begins mapping groundwater in January in the drought-stricken Horn of Africa, in order to bring the population a sustainable water supply. Drought has caused the region’s worst famine in 60 years, with 12 million people at risk of starvation. Those living in refugee camps are particularly vulnerable.

03 Oct 2011 description

This report discusses the findings and recommendations from the final evaluation of a pilot project that aimed at: (i) enabling 1,000 displaced and other vulnerable children in IDP settlements around Bossaso, Puntland, to access quality primary education and (ii) improving the learning environment in 10 partner schools.

04 Dec 2009 description

Paris, 4 December

Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, today condemned the suicide bombing in Mogadishu (Somalia) on 3 December, which took the lives of three Transitional Federal Government (TFG) ministers, three journalists and at least nine students.

"I condemn the suicide bombing that has inflicted loss on both the academic and the media communities of Mogadishu," said the Director-General. "A celebration - a graduation ceremony for young doctors - was turned into a bloodbath. And yet Somalia is in dire need of doctors, and graduates of all kinds.

24 Jun 2009 description

by IIEP and the CfBT Education Trust,

Education is a key factor in restoring normalcy and hope and in providing physical, psychosocial and cognitive protection in emergency situations.

However, few donors have humanitarian policies that explicitly include education from the onset of a humanitarian response.

This book gives an overview of the policies, strategies and financial commitments of the 23 influential Western donors that constitute the OECD in relation to education in fragile and conflictaffected states.

18 Jun 2009 description

The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today condemned an attack on 7 June on two Somali journalists in Mogadishu: Muktar Mohamed Hirabe, who died on the spot, and Ahmed Omar Hashi, who was seriously injured.

"I condemn the murder of Muktar Mohamed Hirabe," declared the Director-General. "This killing, and the wounding of Ahmed Omar Hashi in the same attack, constitute an intolerable breach of the basic human right of freedom of expression and of citizens' right to be informed.

29 May 2009 description

Paris, 29 May

The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today condemned the death of two Somali journalists, Abdirisak Warsameh Mohamed, shot on a street in Mogadiscio on 22 May, and Nur Muse Hussein, who died this week of injuries sustained in April when he was shot in the town of Beledweyne.

"I condemn the attacks which have taken the lives of Nur Muse Hussein and Abdirisak Warsameh Mohamed," declared the Director-General. "Few places are as dangerous for journalists as Somalia, which is prey to unending conflicts," he added.

15 May 2007 description

The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today expressed dismay over the death of journalist Mohammed Abdullahi Khalif, killed in a shoot out in Galkayo, Puntland (Somalia), and voiced concern about the insecure work environment of journalists in the country.

"I am appalled by the death of Mohammed Abdullahi Khalif, shot while he was reporting on his city's arms market," the Director-General declared. "Journalists in Somalia, have to work in terrible conditions of insecurity conditions.