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USAID Announces Nearly $50 Million in New Education Funding for Students Persistently Left Behind

On October 10, 2019, the United States Embassy Mogadishu through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced nearly $50 million in additional education funding to help the Somali people.  Creative Associates International, Inc. will implement the five-year program Bar Ama Baro (“Teach or Learn” in Somali) that aims to increase access to quality education ...
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Remarks by Jeffrey N. Bakken, USAID Mission Director on behalf of the International Community to the Somalia Partnership Forum

Excellences, Ladies, and Gentlemen: On behalf of the International Community to the Somalia Partnership Forum, I am extremely pleased to be here today to participate in this joint re-affirmation of the principles underlying the New Partnership for Somalia agreed in London in May 2017. The London Conference outlined a vision for Somalia that I know ...
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Remarks By Diana Putman, USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Africa at Somalia Partnership Forum

I am so pleased to be back in Somalia, where I spent several years in the early 1980s, and just a few months after USAID Administrator Green’s visit to Mogadishu to reopen the USAID Mission and swear-in our first Mission Director since 1991, Jeffrey Bakken, who all of you in the room know. The re-establishment ...
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Somalia Partnership Forum Communiqué

Somalia and its international partners met in Mogadishu on 1-2 October 2019 for the Somalia Partnership Forum (SPF). The participants took stock of the progress made since the previous SPF in July 2018, and agreed priority actions to address the remaining challenges together. International partners recognised Somalia’s achievements and commended the leadership of the Federal ...
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