Stop Shops” to Benefit Close to 10,000 Somali Youth
Jun 12, 2014
As part of an ongoing partnership
to provide opportunity to young people in the Somali territories, Shaqodoon,
Silatech and the American Refugee Committee (ARC) have launched the Somali Youth
Employment and Entrepreneurship Program (SYEEP), an effort to bridge the gap
between job seekers and the local business community. The primary component of
the SYEEP program is the establishment of specially-designed “One Stop Shop”
(OSS) centers for youth employment and business support services. One OSS is in
the process of being open in each of the main Somali cities of Hargeisa,
Bossaso and Mogadishu...
Shaqodoon Organizes Regional Employment Conference
April 24, 2014
Organization with support from Save the Children International (SCI), held two
inclusive youth employment conferences in Borama (AWDAL) at Rays Hotel, and
Barwaqo Hotel, Berbera, Sahel region. The main objective of the conferences was to bring together leading academicians, policy makers,
business leaders and development planners in Somaliland to advocate promoting
job opportunities for youth and advance necessary policies for future planning
to promote youth employment and participation
in the economic development of the country....
Registration of 6,000+ out of work and hard to reach youth
December 31, 2013
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
Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Launch in Somalia/Land
November 23, 2013
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 2008 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
July 1, 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
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
|Using Mobile Technology To Support Democracy Building|
May 21, 2013
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...
|Press release – Somali AgriFood Call for Business Proposals|
Amsterdam, May 2014
The call for business proposals and financiers for the Somali agriculture and food processing sector is now open for registration. This call – an initiative funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and operated by BiD Network and partners – aims to support aspiring entrepreneurs in the Somali agriculture and food processing sector to start, grow and finance their businesses and to encourage cross border investment of diaspora finance......
| About 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...
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