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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


Stephen M. Schwartz the first American representative to Somali since the civil war in 1991 arrived on the 9th of August 2016 in Mogadishu where he presented his credentials to Somali Foreign Minister Abdusalam Omer.

"The appointment of an ambassador to Somalia is a sign of the strong bonds between the two countries," Schwartz said after the meeting. "... I am pleased to have this opportunity to help the people of Somalia build a peaceful nation with a stable democratic government."

The presence of Mr. Shwartz has reignited hopes that this will be a step towards building better relations with the western world.

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Who, What, Where


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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