Thursday, November 15, 2012

SOMALI MALLS VIDEO Somalida Minnesota & Barnaamijka Ganacsiga ee Global Mall















MARXALADAHA GANACSIGA SOOMAALILAND

Somali Community in East London VIDEO

The MapMakers: Project Somaliland EXCELLENT DOCUMENTARY






Take a trip to Somaliland and travel off the international map. Despite winning independence in a brutal civil war 20 years ago, Somaliland remains to be unrecognized by the international community. Eclipsed by Somalia's ongoing and complex troubles, Somaliland's milestones of restoring law and order, a rich democracy, and a running infrastructure without any aid from external sources tend to go unnoticed.


Project Somaliland is a documentary about traveling to an internationally isolated nation. In this short film, MapMaker's Amy & Mike investigate the people and perspectives that helped to establish durable peace, security and democracy in Somaliland. Amazed by the role clan politics and nationalism play in establishing stable infrastructure -- this new view on relationships was one for the "Map".


As the travelers wander across the state from Hargeissa to Berbera, with self appointed 18year old guide Mohammed, the filmmakers meet many Somalilanders happy to share their insights on subjects like -- International Recognition, Diaspora, and the future of Somaliland.


Wander off the beaten path, and you'll be amazed at what you find. For in a nation with so much associated "danger", The MapMakers discover people who have overcome hardships and continue to move forward with their own peculiar grace.

Somalia; Political islam; Popular religion and institutional religion; Nationalism and the post-colonial state in africa; State-making; Horn of africa; Political identities and citizenship; Territorial politics
URL
http://www.cas.ed.ac.uk/research_student_profiles/peter_chonka

PhD Title

Transnational religious discourse, political identity and state formation in the Somali Horn of Africa.

My Background

My previous degrees were both completed at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (BA Chinese and Politics, MSc. State Society and Development). Before coming to Edinburgh I was based for two years in Hargeisa, Somaliland/Northern Somalia. I was working for the University of Hargeisa in establishing a new English language teaching program as well as developing my own (Somali) language skills in preparation for my current research. My topic focuses on the relationship between religious discourse/identity and political and social change in the Somali Horn of Africa.
Photo-journal/blog: http://petechonka.wordpress.com

Peter Chonka

http://www.cas.ed.ac.uk/research_student_profiles/peter_chonka
Name
Peter Chonka

SOMALI PROJECTS EUROPEAN UNION SOMALI OFFICE

Delegation to the Somalia Unit

http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/somalia/index_en.htm


Working together in Somalia

Somalia Urban Development Programme (SUDP)

Somalia Urban Development Programme (SUDP)

The Somalia Urban Development Project contributes to the social and economic recovery of Somalia by supporting urban governance, management and service delivery in various towns. Training of local councillors on leadership is central to the project.
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In-Focus/Events

The President of Yemen awarded the "Unity medal" to EU Ambassador Michele Cervone d'Urso

04/10/2012 - The President of Yemen awarded the "Unity medal" to EU Ambassador Michele Cervone d'Urso

The new EU Special Envoy to Somalia and former EU Ambassador to Yemen, Michele Cervone d'Urso, has been awarded the "Unity medal" by the President of Yemen. The EU diplomat was honoured for his efforts in consolidating and developing the bilateral relations between Yemen and the European Union. Michele Cervone d'Urso, who recently moved to Somalia to become the first EU Ambassador to Somalia, confirmed " the EU will continue to follow a "people's agenda" supporting unequivocally a flowering Somali Spring".
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Top News from the European Union


Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Kenya – Somalia Unit
Somalia Unit
P.O. Box 30475 - 00100
Nairobi, Kenya
Telephone: + 254 020 2712830 / + 254 020 2713250
+ 254 020 2713251 / + 254-20-2802000
Fax: + 254 020 2710997

DOCUMENTARY HARGEYSA WATER RESOURCES -AFRICA 70the EC, mainly in collaboration with UNICEF




Water
Water point Courtesy of Africa '70
Water point Courtesy of Africa '70
In the water sector, the EUseeks to enhance the delivery of drinking water to fulfil needs of Hargeisa Town. It has developed a commercially oriented strategy for the management and expansion of Hargeisa water supply system, including the development of a computerised billing system and an 8-year industrial development plan.

The EC has been instrumental in promoting access to safe water drinking water and improved hygiene and sanitation in Somalia. Between 1995 and 2010 the EC has invested more than € 20 million benefiting more than 1,000,000 people (12% of the 2009 Somali population of about 8.5 million) out of which about 25% in urban areas. It should be noted that the Somalia population in the same period has increased of about 2 million. As a consequence access to safe water from 1995 to 2006 has passed from 21% to 30% (UNICEF-MICS 2006). Of particular importance has been the assistance to the Hargheisa Water System which has ensured the continuous supply of water to the town whose population has increased from around 200,000 to 800-900,000. It has also developed a commercially oriented strategy for the management and expansion of Hargeisa water supply system, including the development of a computerised billing system and an 8-year industrial development plan.



In order to ensure the sustainability, proper management and improved service, the EC, mainly in collaboration with UNICEF, has also pioneered the adoption of PPP utilities in selected urban centres and rural areas. Finally it should also be emphasized that rural water interventions have also contributed to improved and predictable water access to livestock, which is the main livelihood of the largest part of rural population thus indirectly supporting food security.
Picture Borehole in Jurile, Somaliland - Courtesy of Africa 70Picture Water tank in Somaliland (courtesy Africa 70)
Picture Borehole in Jurile, Somaliland - Courtesy of Africa 70Picture Water tank in Somaliland (courtesy Africa 70)
http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/somalia/eu_somalia/development_cooperation/economic_growth/water/index_en.htm

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