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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

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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

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

Ka gudbidda muddada gaaban: Sababta ay tahay in madaxweynayaasha Soomaaliya uu muddo xileedkoodu u noqdo hal xilli oo kaliya

Soomaaliya waxaa la qorsheynayaa in ay ka dhacdo doorasho qaran oo lagu doorto xildhibaannada iyo madaxweynaha federaalka dhamaadka sanadka 2020 iyo horaanta sanadka 2021. Inkastoo ay jiraan caqabado siyaasadeed, kuwo amni iyo kuwo dhaqaale oo aad u badan, haddana siyaasiyiinta ayaa bilwaabey in ay isku diyaariyaan doorashooyinka. Xisbiyo siyaasadeed ayaa la filayaa in ay u tartamaan kuraasta, Gudiga Madaxa Banaan Ee Doorashooyinka Qarankana waxa uu  diwaangaliyay in ka badan 20 xisbi siyaasadeed. Read more

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Options for political reconciliation in Somalia

Somalia’s federal and regional leaders have been in intense political friction recently. At the peak of these tensions, the regional presidents and their aides – who met in Kismayo in early September 2018 – decided to suspend their relationship with the federal government until their concerns were negotiated and addressed via the mediation of a third party. The regional presidents justified this position by citing a number of political and security concerns with the government in Mogadishu. Read more