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Shaqodoon Business Plan Competition - Part One

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SMS Election Feedback Service

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Politicians Debate on Youth and Employment





Shaqodoon Organization

HQ, Hargeisa, Pepsi, Area - Near UNDP
+252 2 515777

 Shaqodoon Organization

Shaqodoon, Somali word for ' Job-Seeker' is an off-shoot of the 'highly rated' former EDC  'Somali Youth Livelihood Program' funded by USAID that provided Somali youth with greater opportunities to skill trainings, access to work,  internship and self-employment opportunities. Shaqodoon organization is registered in Somaliland, Puntland, Galmudug and South Central zone, having offices in Hargeisa and Mogadishu.

 The NGO continues skill trainings programs, prepare and link ‘Shaqodoon’ with the local business community, other potential employers and over and above encourage the youth to inculcate an entrepreneurial culture.  In addition, Shaqodoon will continue working in education and conflict resolutions using a variety of effective methodologies embedded with Shaqodoon InfoMatch system...

Registration of 6,000+ out of work and hard to reach youth begins

Registration of hard to reach youth in selected districts in Somaliland has begins on 31st December 2013. The aim of the registration is to register 6,000 out of work and hard to reach youth to connect them information on election process through their mobile phones. Once complete the total registered youth under this project will total 17,000 youth. These youth will be registered from Baligubadle, Galbiley, Odwayne and Caynaba towns within Somaliland with special attention given to registration of females and those that have low literacy rates, from minority groups and those that are excluded from community activities.

Once registration is completed Shaqodoon will through mobile technology educate the registered youth about election voting, lobby for youth unemployment issues, communicate with youth and send out SMS surveys for the Somaliland 2015 elections. Shaqodoon will develop SMS messages and record voice messages that will reach youth directly in their mobile phones. The messages will reach both those that are literate and those that have limited reading and writing skills. The project is funded by NED.

GEW (Global Entrepreneurship Week) Launch in Somaliland

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.
Every year in November GEW celebrates one week festivities to inspire people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential self-starters and innovators. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to cherish networking - gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors; introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.
The initiative launched in 2
008 and has since grown to 125 countries—with 24,008 partner organizations planning 33,846 activities that directly engage millions of participants every year.

Shaqodoon organizes First Somaliland Job Fair 2013

Shaqodoon Organization and steering committee consisting of Ministry of Planning, Ministry of Labor, Sony and ILO held the first national employment conference and job fair on 1-2 July 2013. Shaqodoon organized the Job Fair and ensured employers and jobseekers had met and networked under the same roof.

The Job Fair brought together different sectors of the Somali business community, local and international NGO showcasing and posting paid jobs, internships and trainings opportunities.

The job fair was well attended by youth and employers. The President of Somaliland H.E Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo attended the Job Fair and Conference.

The president was given lengthy tour on selection of employers and organizations exhibiting job and trainings training opportunities. The president spoke to hundreds of youth that attended the job fair.

Using Mobile Technology To Support Democracy Building

Shaqodoon Organization has held a workshop on 21th May to present the feedbacks data analysis they received from both domestic  observers and public people from across the country on the Election Day and also indicate how  mobile phone technology was useful in assisting and facilitating SONSAF for the November 2012 local government elections to get quicker response from field observers. Moreover, the workshop was participated by the Key election Stakeholders like  Mr.Abdurrahman Mohamed Ismail a member of NEC National Election Commission, Mrs. Suad Abdi “Country Representative of Progressio”, Mohamed Saed from Sonsaf, Mr. Abdijalil Dahir from IRI and also civil society organizations  took part the event  such as Nagaad ,Sonyo, ANDP.

 IPE/Shaqodoon workshop on waste recycling in Hargeisa

IPE Global in partnership with Shaqodoon organized workshop on 28th January 2013 at Maansoor Hotel. The workshop was for IPE/Shaqodoon to present draft strategy on waste recycling policies and the technologies in other countries.  The workshop is also intended to establish frame work to receive comments and feedback from all stake holders, such as municipality of Hargeisa, the world bank representative and other stakeholders.

Mr. M A Momin a recycling expert with many years of expertise in the recycling field started to explain briefly about his experience in the Waste Recycling in Bangladesh and many other countries around the world. Momin pointed out the importance of Waste Recycling which is a resource recovery practice that refers to the collection and reuse of waste materials such as beverage containers. The materials from which the....

Silatech, Shaqodoon Train Somali Entrepreneurs

Together with Shaqodoon, a youth-serving Somali NGO, Silatech recently concluded a Build Your Business (BYB) curriculum workshop on September 7-8 in Hargeisa, Somaliland.

The training was conducted by Mr. Adnan Qatinah, a master trainer based in Sana’a, Yemen, and participants included 20 enterprise development trainers from a variety of youth-focused NGOs working in Somaliland. These trainers will now be able to implement the Build Your Business curriculum within their own organizations, enabling hundreds of young Somalis to learn the skills they need to launch successful businesses. The workshop was the first Build Your Business training ever  

Job and Business Information Servinter - Youth Matched with Employers

My name is Hoodo Ahmed aw Daahir, I’m a 22-year old, and I first came to the Shaqodoon Job and Business Information Service Center, about three months ago. I heard about it from a family friend, but I was a skeptic and thought that I could find a good job on my own. Well, one dead-end job after another, I decided to give the JBSIC Center a try. The JBSIC Program Counselor. He has been instrumental in helping me present myself well on paper, and in interviews...