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June 5, 2014

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Somaliland Administration officially handed over a wind energy facility project to power the Hargeisa Egal International Airport during a ceremony on June 2, 2014.  The Somaliland Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources assumed control of and responsibility for the facility and will oversee its operations.

The ceremony was held at the Hargeisa Egal International Airport and was officiated by Somaliland President Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud Silanyo, and attended by the Ministers of Civil Aviation, Planning, Environment, Interior, Information, and Water, USAID’s Acting Somalia Office Director Hodan Hassan, and representatives from the private sector and civil society. 

August 15, 2013

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.

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Last updated: July 01, 2014

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