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The Somalia NGO Consortium promotes information sharing, cooperation and joint advocacy initiatives amongst local and international NGOs working in Somalia and Somaliland through the following activities:

Provides a forum for and actively supports members to promote dialogue, collaboration, learning experiences and information exchange

Regularly shares information collectively and advise NGOs bilaterally

Represents Consortium members to governments, UN agencies, donor groups, and multilateral organisations at local, national, and international level.

Facilitates and supports advocacy initiatives, including raising public awareness of programming in Somalia, on behalf of the membership

Ensures synergy of Consortium objectives and activities with the NGO Safety Programme (NSP), providing specialised, coordinated and focused security management support to reduce risks posed to personnel and assets

Recent News

Somalia to attend first-ever World Humanitarian Summit

Somalia’s Federal government President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud will be among some 50 leaders attending the first-ever world humanitarian summit in Istanbul to reconsider the global aid strategy.The 23-24 May summit will assemble more than 6,000 attendees from governments, aid agencies, affected communities, civil society and the private sector.

President Mohamoud and United Nations deputy special envoy to Somalia Peter de Clercq Held a meeting to discuss on the upcoming summit.According to a statement from the President’s office, Somalia will present its ideas on ways to improve humanitarian aid.

After the summit, a special meeting on the humanitarian situation in Somalia will follow (Somalia Side Event).The theme of the event has been labelled as:Changing lives and ending need.Somalia Side Event was approved after Consultations were done between the Turkish government and the Somali Government following its earlier rejection.

Governments attending the World Humanitarian Summit are expected to commit to reducing the funding gap for life-saving aid work, in return for promises of greater efficiency from the humanitarian sector.

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Who, What, Where

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Get up to date information about programmes running in Somalia by viewing our Who, What, Where map.

The interactive WWW map tracks operational presence in Somalia, and is meant to increase cooperation and coordination between the Consortium members and other organisations.

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