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In Somalia, unemployment and a lack of livelihood opportunities are endemic. The nearly two decades of conflict in Somalia destroyed infrastructure, social systems, and created a generation of Somali youth who are struggling to find their place. Young people are the biggest demographic group in Somalia,...

Water is Life! The need for sustainable management of water resources cannot be underestimated. SWALIM seeks to actively promote the use of water information by decision-makers to: Protect and enhance water resources and effectively manage groundwater and surface-water for domestic, agricultural, commercial, industrial, recreational, and...

Somalia is in the process of emerging from the prolonged period of state collapse that followed the civil war of 1988-91. Since 2012, the post-transitional Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) has been internationally recognized, but its capacity as a governing body and the area it controls...

Youth Empowerment Hardworking individuals lack the capabilities, capital and encouragement to invest in sustainable livelihoods to grow their families out of poverty. With more than 70% of the Somali population under the age of 30, Somalia is a young country with enormous development needs. The education...

Sexual and other forms of gender-based violence are increasingly reported in situations of complex emergencies (e.g. involving political instability and armed conflict). The term "sexual and other forms of gender-based violence" comprises not only rape and attempted rape, but also sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, forced early...

After more than two decades of conflict, a generation of Somali children lost the opportunity for formal education and other benefits of a stable childhood. Somalia has one of the world’s lowest enrolment rates for primary school-aged children – only 30 percent of children are...

Just like the rest of the world, Somalia today marked World Aids Day by bringing together people of all walks of life including those living with HIV Aids. Many thronged Banardir Hospital in Central Mogadishu for voluntary testing for HIV. This year’s HIV Aids Day theme...