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The NGO-ization of Somali public sector

Members of Somali Public Agenda were invited to participate in a local forum that brought together civil society, government and other actors to discuss and debate on current complex issues. This time, a senior government official was invited. Read more

NGO ka dhigista hay’adaha danta guud ee Soomaaliya

Xubno matirsan Somali Public Agenda ayaa lagu casumay in ay ka qeyb qaataan madal isku keentay bulshada rayidka, dowladda iyo qeybaha kale ee bulshada si ay uga doodaan arrimaha cakiran ee dalka. Kulanka waxa ku casumnaa in uu ka hadlo xubin sare oo katirsan dowladda. Read more

Somali Public Agenda

What People Say About Somali Public Agenda

“The article [on local governance] is very interesting and makes a strong case for investment in Somalia local governments. I read the recommendations with particular interest, especially the potential of local governments to attract young graduates and thereby contribute to addressing the problem of youth unemployment.”

– Isatou Batonon
Social Policy Specialist, UNICEF Somalia
July 2018

 

“I fully agree with you on all counts of your brilliant analysis [on the constitutional review process]. I will take your input and place it within policy deliberations platforms.”

– Abdi Hosh
Lawyer and the Minister of Constitutional Affairs of the Federal Government of Somalia
June 2018

Re-introducing the Somali Shilling in Beledweyne

Where in the world have people abandoned paper money entirely? It is not Silicon Valley and not Singapore but, of all places, Beledweyne, the capital of Hiiraan region of Somalia. Since November 2017, the Somali Shilling has not been used in Beledweyne. Mobile money and hard currency US dollars are the only acceptable modes of payment in the market. Although the understanding and literacy of the majority of the residents in using mobile money is low, the community in Beledweyne have no other option but to use mobile technology and US dollars for daily transactions. The EVC Plus Service of Hormuud Telecommunications Company and E-Dahab of Somtel Telecommunications Company provide the only acceptable electronic money in the city. Read more

Dib-usoo-celinta isticmaalka Shilinka Soomaaliga ee magaalada Beledweyne

Halkee dunida kamid ah oo ay dadku gebi ahaanba iska joojiyeen isticmaalka lacagta warqadda ah? Ma ahan Silicon Valley mana ahan Singapore, laakiin waa Beledweyne, magaalo madaxda gobolka Hiiraan ee Soomaaliya. Lagasoo billaabo bishii Nofeembar ee sanadkii 2017, lacagta Shilin Somaaliga lagama isticmaalin Beledweyne. Lacagaha moobilka lagu qaato iyo lacagta adag ee doollarka Mareykanka ayaa ah lacagta kaliya ee la oggol-yahay in wax lagu kala iibsado suuqyada. Inkastoo fahamka iyo aqoonta dad badan oo deggan magaalada ay u leeyihiin isticmaalka lacagaha moobilka ay aad u hooseyso, haddana bulshada Beledweyne ma haystaan wax ikhtiyaar ah oo aan ahayn in ay lacagta lagu qaato moobilka iyo doollarka Mareykanka u isticmaalaan wax kala iibsiga maalinlaha ah. Adeegga EVC- Plus ee Shirkadda Isgaarsiinta Hormuud iyo adeegga E-Dahab oo ay leedahay Shirkadda Isgaarsiinta Somtel ayaa ah lacagaha electroniga ah ee magaalada laga isticmaalo. Read more

Tolerant government and responsible opposition: reversing Somalia’s political dilemma

The existence of opposition and critics in a democratic polity is indispensable for the key roles they play. They hold governments in check and scrutinize how government policies are formulated, administered and implemented. Further, they criticise how a government falls short in fulfilling the promises it made during and after the election periods. Read more

Xukuumad dulqaad leh iyo mucaarad xilkas ah: tubta looga weecan karo xasaradaha siyaasadeed ee Soomaaliya

Nidaamka dimuqaariga ahi inuu leeyahay mucaarad iyo dad wax dhaliila waa mid lagama maarmaan ah marka la eego kaalinta muhiimka ah oo ay leeyihiin. Xukuumadaha ayay xisaabiyaan waxayana baaraan sida ay u dejiyaan siyaasadaha, u maareeyaan, una fuliyaan. Intaa waxaa dheer, waxa ay dhaliilaan sida xukuumaduhu uga gaabiyaan ka dhabeynta ballan-qaadyadii ay sameeyeen wakhtiga doorashada iyo ka gadaalba. Read more

Somali Public Agenda

Is multi-partyism a viable option for Somali political stability?

Somalia is witnessing the revival of political parties, which vanished from the political landscape about fifty years ago when a coup d’état led by General Mohamed Siyad Barre took power in 1969. The coup prompted the demise of the established liberal multiparty system that had animated the scene since the 1940s and set the tone for the first 9 years of post-independence politics. This liberal experiment was considered highly democratic by some, and corrupt and unscrupulous by others. Read more

Somali Public Agenda

Ma yahay nidaamka xisbiyada badani mid xasilooni siyaasadeed u horseedi kara Soomaaliya?

Soomaaliya waxaa dib uga curanaya nidaamka xisbiyada badan kuwaa oo kamaqnaa saaxadda siyaasadeed ku dhowaad konton sano (50 sano) kadib afganbigii uu Jeneeral Maxamed Siyaad Barre hormuudka ka ahaa oo ay militariga hoggaanka dalka kula wareegeen sanadkii 1969-kii. Afganbigaas wuxuu soo afjaray nimaadkii xisbiyada badanaa oo ka bullaalay gayiga Soomaaliya lagasoo bilaabo 1940-aadkii gundhigna u ahaa siyaasadii sagaalkii sano ee xoriyadda ka danbeysay. Dadka qaar waxa ay u arkaan sagaalkaas sano xiligii dimuqraadiyadda halka kuwa kalana u arkaan xili musuq iyo dhaqan xumo ku habsatay wadanka. Read more

Beyond short-termism: why Somali presidents should serve one term only

Somalia is due to undertake nationwide parliamentary and presidential elections in late 2020 and early 2021 respectively. Despite the enormous political, security and financial challenges, politicians have already started to prepare. Political parties are expected to compete for seats, and the National Independent Electoral Commission has already registered over 20 political parties. Read more