Discussion Meeting Organized by Diakonia Sweden-Somalia Context Analysis
On 12th February 2020 Somali Family Services attended a discussion meeting organized by Diakonia Sweden in Garowe Puntland. In attendance were government officials from Puntland state, the Ministry of planning and interior and other partner NGOs for Diakonia. Somalia Context Analysis discussion was the main objective of the meeting. Stephen Ndichu from Diakonia facilitated the first session in which the global trends were discussed and analyzed on how they will affect development progress in the world. Key areas touched were Gender justice, Women’s rights and LGBTI people’s rights, Climate change and environmental degradation, Migration, ICT, Democratic space, Multipolar power station, Economic, Political, Social and Cultural inequality, Conflict, Demographic and Social change.
The second part Muna Yusuf from Diakonia Somalia analyzed the gender context in Somalia under the Economy system, Weak state and a Clan system, Climate change and Humanitarian disasters, Situation for Women’s Rights Organizations and positive factors that helps to advance gender equality in Somalia. Discussions were held by partner organizations including SFS on how they can strengthen and create sustainable solutions that will help Diakonia in Prioritizing their upcoming projects in Somalia.
A Current report by Diakonia was also presented and discussed. At the end of the meeting organizations and government officials present, agreed to continue working together until they solve some of the greatest challenges Somalia as a nation is facing. The need to learn from the past and develop new sustainable solutions and strategies were emphasized during the meeting.
- Adventist Development and Relief Agency
- Books For Africa
- Counterpart International
- Diakonia, Sweden
- Education Development Center
- International Labour Organization
- National Endowment for Democracy
- State of Minnesota Department of Human Services
- UN Political Office for Somalia
- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
- United Nations Population Fund
- World Movement for Democracy