USAID partnered with the Somali people during the past 20 years and is strengthening that partnership as Somalis rebuild after decades of conflict.
The U.S. Government (USG) engages with Somalis across the nation, both at the federal level and with credible regional and local administrations that strive to provide services to the people.
Youth are the future leaders, workers and citizens of their nation, yet in Somalia, they lack basic education, employment opportunities, and connectedness to civil society. SYLI’s goal in Somalia is to build a future generation of Somali leaders by increasing opportunities in education, economic growth, and civic participation for 160,000 Somali youth, and to foster stability by:
Together with the local governments and the private sector, the Partnership promotes economic growth and stabilization in Somaliland and Puntland. USAID’s Partnership works with government and the private sector to improve an enabling environment for investment and generate more productive employment. The program began in April 2011 in Somaliland and then expanded to Puntland in mid-2012.
Last updated: July 01, 2014