FORUM: Kaalinta Dhalinyarada ee Doorashooyinka Baarlamaanka Federaalka Soomaaliya: Fursadaha iyo Caqabadaha

On Thursday, 12th November 2020, Somali Public Agenda and Youth Peer Education Network (Y-Peer) in Somalia have co-organized a forum that took place at Afrik Hotel in Mogadishu under the theme “The role of the Somali youth in the upcoming Somalia parliamentary and presidential elections: opportunities and challenges”.

59 young participants, from both genders, representing different institutions and organizations in Mogadishu have attended the forum, such as university students, civil servants, NGOs, and aspirants for parliamentary seats in the upcoming elections among others.

Also, present at the forum were three panelists namely Sagal Bihi (MP), Muno Axlaa, a candidate for a parliamentary seat in the upcoming elections, and Ahmed Hadi, political activist and head of Public Relations at Somali International University, who were invited to make remarks on the subject and answer questions of the participants.

The panelists emphasized thorny issues that hamstring Somali youth participate in the political process such as discriminatory fees from candidates to the parliamentary seats, infested parochial political cultures, and foreign money funded to competing politicians.

Participants were offered an opportunity to make their comments and ask questions to the panelists.

Watch the full forum video here.

Mahad Opening Remarks on Somalia Elections Event by Chatham House

WAREYSI: Khilaafka ka taagan doorashooyinka baarlamaanka iyo tan madaxweynaha Hirshabeelle

FORUM: Sidee loo maareeyay ka jawaabista Covid19 ee Soomaaliya

On Monday, 28 September 2020, Somali Public Agenda organized a launch forum for its new report on the governance of Covid-19 in Somalia. Held at Safari Hotel in Mogadishu, the Public Agenda Forum was attended by over 30 participants, of both genders and from different segments of the society including the civil society umbrella groups, women’s organizations, youth, government officials, university lecturers, and the media.

A summary of the key findings of the report was presented to the audience by Farhan Isak Yusuf, one of the SPA researchers. This was followed by remarks from two panelists who co-authored the report. A panelist stated that the study found that there were many weaknesses in both governance measures put in place and how these measures were implemented. Another panelist noted how Covid-19 spread across Somalia and responses were limited to Mogadishu and main towns of the Federal Member States. There were no Covid-19 testing kits available in many districts of the country. Moreover, the Somali government did not disclose the number of people who were being tested and only provided figures for positive cases and those who recovered or died. It is believed that many people have died as a result of this virus in Somalia, but only 98 deaths were officially registered by the authorities.

Participants asked questions to the panelists, shared their experiences and presented some recommendations. The key issues discussed by the participants were:

  • Lack of coordinated response at federal and state level authorities. Some participants stressed the need to learn lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic in order to better deal with future outbreaks.
  • The importance of data and evidence for public policy and decision-making was emphasized. One of the things suggested was the need to officially record death cases across the country and for the municipalities to manage burial sites.
  • The importance of public awareness and community support was described as a key element in the virus containment and prevention measures.
  • The economic impact of the virus on the most vulnerable groups of the society was highlighted by some participants.

Watch the forum video here

 

 

Warbixin: Maxaa laga baran karaa habka ay Soomaaliya uga jawaabtay COVID-19?

Halkan ka dhageyso warbixin ay VOA Somali ka diyaarisay daraasad aan dhawaan daabacnay ee ka faallooneysa sida loo maareeyay Covid19.

Saameynta COVID-19 uu ku yeeshay jaamacadaha Muqdisho (Somali Public Agenda Podcast)

Kadib markii lasoo tabiyay kiisaskii ugu horeeyay ee fayraska 16-kii Maarso, dowladda federaalku waxay qaadday tallaabooyin ay ku joojineyso faafitaanka caabuqa.

Tallaabadii ugu horreeysay waxay ahayd in la hakiyo iskuullada iyo jaamacadaha maadaama ay yihiin goobo uu si xooggan ugu faafi karo fayraska.

Raysal wasaaraha dalka Xasan Cali Khayre ayaa ku dhawaaqay 18-kii Maarso 2020 in labo toddobaad la hakinaayo waxbarashada, loona baahan yahay in la qiimeeyo sida xaaladdu isku baddeleyso. Iskuullada iyo jaamacaduhuna way qaateen amarka, laakiin kiisasku si isdaba-joog ah ayay usii kordhayeen.

Podcast-gan waxa aan ku falanqeyneynaa nuxurka warbixinta aan daabacnay oo ka hadleysa saameynta uu COVID-19 ku yeeshay jaamacadaha Muqdisho.

 

Waxa laga baran karo sida loo maareeyay kaalmadii bini’aadamnimo ee 2019 loo fidiyey Beledweyne

Bishii Octobar 2019, webiga Shabelle ayaa ku fatahay degmooyin katirsan Hirshabelle gaar ahaan magaalada Beledweyne. Daadadka oo ka dhashay roobabkii deyrta ee ka da’ay Soomaaliya iyo Ethiopia waxaa magaalada Beledweyne uga barakacay dad lagu qiyaasay 240,000 oo qofood.

Kaalmo bini’aadamnimo oo xooggan ayaa loo fidiyey dadka ay fatahaadda sameysay. Balse dad badan ayaa ka cawday in gargaarka lagu qeybiyey si aan cadaalad ahayn.

Podcast-gan waxa aan ku falanqeyneynaa nuxurka cilmibaaris ay iska kaashadeen Somali Public Agenda iyo Radio Ergo oo ka hadleysa waxa laga baran karo sida loo maareeyay kaalmadii bini’aadamnimo ee 2019 loo fidiyey Beledweyne.

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