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November 16, 2020

The Expanding Access to Justice Program (EAJ) is a fve-year associate award (2018-2023), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) via the Freedom Houseled Human Rights Support Mechanism (HRSM) and implemented in partnership between Pact and the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA-ROLI). The Program aims to improve access to justice and mechanisms to address grievances in Somalia and Somaliland.

October 9, 2020

USAID Soomaaliya waxay saxiib iyo jaalba la tahay dowladda iyo dadka Soomaaliyeed waxayna xafiis rasmi ah ku leedahay magaalada Muqdisho. Waxaan bilownay tartankan sawir qaadista ah si aan fursad u siinno Soomaalida inay dalkooda horumarkiisa ka sheekeeyaan. Sawir qaadayaasha guuleysta waxaa lagu soo bandhigi doonaa baraha isgaarsiinta USAID ee Soomaaliya sida kalandarrada, baraha bulshada, boorar iyo meelo kale.

October 9, 2020

USAID is a long-standing friend and partner to the governments and people of Somalia. After decades of investing in and witnessing the country's progress, we wanted to give the world a chance to see Somalia - its landscape, its people and its potential - through the eyes of Somalis. We are proud to launch our first ever #SomaliaPhotoContest! Winning photographers will win cash prizes and be featured in USAID Somalia communications such as calendars, social media, banners and other products.

Sign up here: https://usaidsomalia.submittable.com/submit/176506/usaid-somaliaphotocontest-2020-tartanka-sawirada-usaid-somaaliya-ee-2020

August 25, 2020

Cooking oil in the Middle East. Tahini in the Mediterranean. Massage oil in Asia. Perhaps a garnish for a loaf of bread at a bakery near you. Sesame seeds are used in food and health products around the globe, and USAID is helping Somalia reestablish itself as an international exporter of this naturally tough crop.

August 6, 2020

This cross-sectoral youth assessment aims to capture the experiences, aspirations, challenges, and assets of Somali youth ages 15-30 and to identify effective programs, organizations, and partnerships supporting youths to reach their full potential. USAID/Somalia will use the data to inform its approach to working with youth in greater alignment with the Positive Youth Development (PYD) framework, incorporating findings into its 2019–2023 Country Development Cooperation Strategy. Assessment results also are intended to provide donors and development practitioners working in Somalia with information on opportunities and challenges for supporting youth’s journey from adolescence to adulthood. The recommendations outlined here are based on the findings of a desk review, 130 key informant interviews, and 30 youth-led focus-group discussions with 283 youth over nearly four weeks in three zones: Federal/South Central, Federal/Puntland, and Somaliland.