With the longest coastline in Africa, Somalia has the potential to support a productive fishing sector. The Somalia Fisheries Forum, which OEF programs Shuraako and Secure Fisheries hosted with the Puntland Ministry of Fisheries, encouraged collaboration for sustainable progress in the Somali fishing industry.
JUNE 16, 2017—BROOMFIELD, Colo.—Today the world observes International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR), a day to focus attention on the significant financial contributions refugees, immigrants, migrant workers, and diaspora populations make to family members who remain in fragile states around the world. Read more.
OEF's Shuraako program hosts the Somaliland Investment Forum 2017 in Hargeisa on September 19-21, along with Somaliland Ministries of Trade & Investment and of Energy & Minerals, and the Somaliland Chamber of Commerce.
Four case studies highlight how Somali businesses have leveraged investments through the Somali AgriFood Fund, a partnership between IFAD, OEF's Shuraako program, and BiD Network.
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.
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.