OEF's latest Annual Report looks back on the accomplishments of its various programs in 2016 and looks ahead to what it hopes to achieve in the coming year.
BROOMFIELD, Colo.—Shuraako, a program of OEF, will introduce efficient technologies and create new jobs in Somali communities, through a new partnership with the Growth, Enterprise, Employment and Livelihoods project. Read More.
OEF's Shuraako program hosted the Somaliland Investment Forum in Hargeisa in late 2016, an event that brought together entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, and other stakeholders to focus on strengthening private sector development and investment.
OEF's Shuraako program has teamed up with Oxfam to offer business development services for Somaliland enterprises that have a high potential for employing women and youth.
OEF's Shuraako program has partnered with Dahabshil Bank International and the Arsenault Family Foundation for the Powering Progress Fund, which aims to create impact through investments in renewable energy technology.
Somali diaspora are eager to embrace the growing Somali private sector, and continue to look for new and innovative ways to invest in their country of origin.
An investment Forum on 19-21st of September brought together stakeholders in Somaliland to address finance, strategy, and governance in order to strengthen investment in the region.
OEF's Shuraako program co-hosted a preview and discussion of the Somali Diaspora Investment Survey, ahead of the full report launch later this year. George Washington University Center for International Business Education and Research (GW-CIBER) co-hosted the event, where the Somali Minister of Foreign Affairs delivered the keynote address.
OEF's Shuraako program hosted the Somali Renewable Energy Forum 2016 in Hargeisa, Somaliland in collaboration with the Somaliland Ministry of Energy on February 20-23, in response to local demand.