First annual conference on Higher Education

The Somalia Gender Hub (SGH) in partnership with the Mawazo Institute is organizing a 2-day knowledge exchange conference on Somali Women in higher education, research and in academia. The upcoming virtual knowledge exchange conference will take place from Sunday 28th of November to Monday, 29th of November 2021 via Zoom. The conference will be a place for women to converse, connect, […]

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Nauja Kleist: Studying Somali Diaspora Humanitarianism – Some Methodological Considerations

EASA Anthropology of Humanitarianism Network Studying Somali diaspora humanitarianism:Some methodological considerations Nauja Kleist, Senior Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies, nkl@diis.dk Diaspora groups are amongst the so-called new humanitarian actors that work outside the international humanitarian system. Growing out of transnational connections that link diaspora groups with their families and erstwhile homelands, diaspora humanitarianism has

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A Year After the Floods In Qardho: What Has Been The Response And How Is The Community Coping?

This blog post is a part of a series of posts the author occasionally writes about the humanitarian situation in Somalia focusing on Somali #diaspora #humanitarianism, #complexcrises, #gender issues in Somalia. The author is a PhD candidate studying Somali Diaspora Humanitarianism at the University of Copenhagen/University of Nairobi, @Diaspora_Hum. Introduction and background One would expect

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Here, There and Everywhere: Covid-19 Travel Ban Effects on the Somali Diaspora

This blog post is part of ongoing research on COVID-19 in Somalia. It is the 4th post of a series of blog posts written by the blogger with the hashtags #COVID19Somalia #DHUM @Diaspora_Hum. The 1st post can be found here, the 2nd one here and 3rd one here. ——————- On Thursday May 14, 2020, an

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COVID-19 Is Confirmed In Puntland. How Are Families Coping?

* This blogpost is part of ongoing research work on COVID-19 in Somalia. It is Part 1 of a series of blogposts the blogger intends to post here, and elsewhere, on a regular basis with the hashtags #COVID19Somalia #DHUM @Diaspora_Hum. ——————- PART 1: APRIL 20th On March 16th 2020, Federal Government authorities announced the first

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Somalia Gender Hub

Women and Value chains study in Somalia (for DIAKONIA)

This study aimed to provide an analytical review of existing and potential value chains that could help Somali women generate income and access local urban and rural markets in 4 subsectors. It aspired to identify sector specific value chains with the best employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for women. Within this framework and in this line

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Somali Politics and Gendered Culture: Finding Simplicity in Complexity

At the end of 2016, Somalia will select a new government. The current governing body will be replaced by a new administration chosen by 275 parliamentarians, which will be selected by 135 clan elderly. Among those to be vetted and included in the result should be women and youth. However, Somalia is a patriarchal society

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