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Speeches Shim

December 22, 2014

USAID/Somalia seeks to employ a senior specialist who will have a primary role in engaging on governance issues and in managing USAID's governance programs for Somalia. USAID's overarching goal in Somalia is to increase stability through targeted interventions that foster good governance, economic recovery, and reduce the appeal of extremism . Through programs focused on stabilization , economic growth, education, democracy and governance, and health, USAID aims to solidify security gains made by AMISOM and Somali National Army (SNA) forces.

December 9, 2014

From 2014-2017, USAID’s Strengthening Somali Governance (SSG) activity supported the development of more effective and accountable government institutions.  In its first three years, this activity aimed to improve the reach of government; systematize opportunities for representation and inclusion of citizen interests in the political process; increase the legitimacy of government institutions and representative bodies; and support women's empowerment and leadership.  In SSG’s final year, the focus will shift solely to improving the legislative, representative, and oversight functions of the Federal Parliament of Somalia (FPS). 

December 8, 2014

USAID’s Strengthening Somali Governance (SSG) is a nationwide activity to support the development of effective and accountable governance across Somalia. With a focus on delivering credible political processes envisioned under the Federal Government of Somalia’s Vision 2016 roadmap, SSG will support efforts to enhance government outreach, increase citizen participation, improve the functional capacity of key government institutions, and expand women’s empowerment and leadership.

August 15, 2013

USAID’s Stabilization Objective in Somalia: To increase Somalia’s stability through targeted interventions that foster good governance, support economic recovery, and reduce the appeal of extremism.

The Transition Initiatives for Stabilization + (TIS+) activity aims to increase Somalia’s stability through participatory processes that promote good governance and community cohesion.  Given the fragile nature of the political and security gains made over the last few years in Somalia, TIS+ will maintain a continued focus on quick impact stabilization activities at the district and community levels, with a focus on targeted areas in areas liberated from al-Shabaab.  At the same time, TIS+ is supporting Somalia’s goal of moving from crisis response and stabilization to medium and longer-term development by facilitating joint planning between community, government and private sector actors on shared goals.