The Gothenburg Initiative

The Gothenburg initiative has been implementing vocational skills training programmes in Somalia since 2001. Since 2004 the trainings in Galkayo have been conducted in a separate, purpose built educational facility, fully equipped with the necessary tools and machines. Many of the teachers working at the school have themselves been trained by GI. The school offers 6 to 8 month long courses in a variety of subjects, and also provides employment promotion services. Conducted post training evaluations have shown that 47% of students find employment after finishing the training course. GI has also extended its presence into the rest of Somalia, and has built and equipped three vocational schools in South Central Somalia.

The overall objective of the organization is to improve the employment opportunities of disadvantaged Somali

Plans: This year GI plans to extend and institutionalize the vocational trainings as well as increase the employment opportunities for graduates by improving employment promotion services and encourage self employment. By working closing together with the Ministry of Education in Puntland GI hopes to encourage the Government of Puntland to create a government programme for vocational training and also institutionalize support to employment services and small enterprises.

Donors: ECD, Forum Syd, Save the Children Denmark

Consortium Members

Membership of the Somalia NGO Consortium in renewable annually. All international and national members work in Somalia.

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Aadamiga Somalia (AS)

Action Contre La Faim (ACF)

Action in Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL)

ActionAid International Somaliland (AAIS)

Adventist Development and Relief Agency Somalia (ADRA Somalia)

Africa Educational Trust (AET)

AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS (Adeso)

African Rural Advancement Organization (ARAO)

Agency for Technical Co-operation and Development (ACTED)

Al-Khair Foundation (AKF)

AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE (AFSC)

American Refugee Committee (ARC)

Amnesty International (AI)

Arc Solutions (AS)

Bani'Adam Relief and Development Agency (Bani'Adam)

CARE INTERNATIONAL-SOMALIA (CARE SOM)

Caritas Switzerland

CESVI (Cesvi)

Chemonics International (CI)

CHRISTIAN AID (CA)

Comitato Collaborazione Medica (CCM)

Comitato Collaborazione Medica (CCM Italy)

Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli (CISP)

Concern Worldwide Somalia

Cooperative Assistance for Relief Everywhere (CARE)

Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI)

Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Daryeel Bulsho Guud (DBG)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammen (GIZ)

Development Initiative Access Link (DIAL) (DIAL Africa)

Diakonia Sweden (DS)

Education, Relief and Development (ERD)

European Committee for Training and Agriculture (CEFA)

FCA

Gargaar Relief and Development Organization (GREDO)

German Red Cross (GRC)

GLOBAL YOUTH ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION (GYA)

Green Hope

Handicap Initiative Support and Network (HISAN)

handicap International (HI)

HORN OF AFRICA AID AND DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (HADO)

HORN RELIEF

Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)

Ilays Aid Foundation (Empowering the Community)

Integrated Development Focus (IDF)

Internationa Committee for the Development of People (CISP)

International Aid Services (IAS)

International Media Support (IMS)

International Medical Corps (IMC)

International Peacebuilding Alliance (Interpeace)

INTERNATIONAL REPUBLICAN INSTITUTE (IRI)

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Internews Somalia (Internews)

Intersos Humanitarian Aid Organisation (INTERSOS)

ISLAMIC RELIEF SOMALIA PROGRAME (IRSP)

Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW)

Juba Foundation (JF)

Local Initiatives For Education International (LIFE International)

MEDAIR (MR)

MEDAIR (Somalia/Somaliland)

MEDECINS DU MONDE - FRANCE (MDM-F)

Medical Emergency Relief International (MERLIN)

Mercy Corps (MC)

Mercy USA for Aid and Development (Mercy-USA, MUSA)

Mines Advisory Group (MAG)

Muslim Aid (MA)

Nomadi Assistance for Peace and Development (NAPAD)

Nordic International Support Foundation (NISFoundation)

Norwegian Lutheran Mission East Africa (NLM EA)

NORWEGIAN PEOPLES AID - HOA (NPA)

NORWEGIAN REFUGEE COUNCIL (NRC)

One Earth Future Foundation (OEF)

Oxfam GB (OXGB)

Oxfam Novib (ON)

Physicians Across Continents (PAC)

Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH)

Population Service International (PSI)

Premiere Urgence - Aide Medicale Internationale (PU-AMI)

Progressio

Relief International (RI)

Rift Valley Institute (RVI)

Rural Education and Agriculture Development Organi (READO)

Save Somali Women and Children (SSWC)

Save the Children Somalia / Somaliland (SCI)

SECOURS ISLAMIQUE FRANCE (SIF)

SHILALE REHABILITATION AND ECOLOGICAL CONCERN (SHILCON)

Solidarites international (SI)

Somalia NGO Consortium (NGO)

SOMALILAND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIO (SOYDAVO)

SOS Children's Villages International (SOS CVI)

STS International Solidarity (STS)

SWISSO-KALMO

Taakulo Somaliland Community (TASCO)

Tearfund

TERRA NUOVA (TN)

TROCAIRE

Trocaire

TROPICAL HEALTH AND EDUCATION TRUST (THET)

VETERINAIRES SANS FRONTIERES GERMANY (VSF-GERMANY)

Veterinaires Sans Frontieres Germany (VSF-Germany)

Veterinaires Sans Frontieres Suisse (VSF-Suisse)

Wajir South Development Association (WASDA)

WAMO RELIEF AND REHABILITATION SERVICES (WRRS)

WORLD CONCERN DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (WCDO)

World Concern International

World Relief Germany (WRG)