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Solar light makes night-time births safer in Somaliland

By providing solar power to rural clinics, Japan and UNDP are helping to bring down sky-high mortality rates  

Captain Fatima and the future of policing

Captain Fatima Abdulkadir talks about her journey through the ranks and her vision for policing in Somalia  

Together for peace in Somalia

Somalia is a land of beautiful scenery and talented people, but both are overshadowed by the terrible challenges faced here everyday, leaving a one-sided picture of the country.  

Government of Japan helps Somalia fight COVID-19

Japanese funding supports a range of UNDP initiatives to respond to COVID-19  

Somalia COVID19 Socio-Economic Impact Assessment 2021

This Socio-Economic Impact Assessment (SEIA) has been established by a joint board, constituted by the Federal Government of Somalia and the international community, with strategic direction primarily…  

A young woman leads in dispute resolution

Everyone is impressed by Khowla Mohamed Abdow. She’s competent, helpful and hardworking. At 25 years old, she’s the coordinator of Baidoa’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre in South West Somalia,…  

How Somalia, one of the world’s most fragile states, is working for a more resilient, low-carbon future

In February last year, Somalia was in the midst of a declared national emergency. Swarms of locusts, fed on rains driven by climate change, were steadily eating their way through swathes of crops and…  

Is good governance a necessary precursor to peace?

Examining the relationship between government performance and sustainable peace.  

Solar power lights up hospital wards and delivery rooms

Japanese funds bring light and power to small hospitals where electricity can be unreliable  

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