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16 Mar 2022

A first batch of TAYO BILE Program (Quality-UP) interview process was established.

On 16th March, 2022 the recruitment process of TAYO BILE which is youth quality-up program for cultivating youth skills, attitudes and morality that had applied by a number of young graduates after had advertised by Iftin Foundation publicly a month ago, has started at Iftin’s training hall. Almost 200 young gtaduates had applied TAYO BILE program which has two core components as employability and entrepreneurship tracks.
The provision of first batch of this training will be continue until the last two weeks of March, 2022 and all the applicants will have chance of attendance. The applicants who missed the interview on 16th March will be able to come on the next day of 17th March, for an interview process.
17 Nov 2021

Joint Statement of Upper House Elections of Somalia

Preliminary Statement


Domestic Observers in Somalia Find Elections to Upper House of Federal Parliament of Somalia Marred by Uncompetitive Contests and Extensive Delays.


Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Since late July 2021, Nala Ogaada, Somalia’s domestic election observation coalition comprised of seven civil society organizations (CSOs), deployed 60 observers (30 women) throughout Somalia. This Preliminary Statement shares Nala Ogaada’s findings from its observation of the electoral process for 54 seats in Somalia’s Upper House (UH) of the Federal Parliament which took place between July 29 and November 13, 2021.

Nala Ogaada completed almost three months of pre- and post-election observation of the UH elections, assessing election preparations, visiting polling stations, attending public events, and given the indirect nature of the election, conducting meetings with a range of electoral stakeholders including traditional leaders, candidates, representatives of women, youth and marginalized communities, security forces and other civil society organizations and activists.

Preliminary findings indicate that nearly 50 percent of the successful candidates won their seats uncontested, that the elections were not held during the announced timeframe, and that only 14 of 54 (26 percent) seats went to women, short of the required 30 percent.


A September 17, 2020 political agreement proposed an election model largely similar to that of the 2016-2017 process with minor modifications: a 54-member Upper House (UH) elected by the Federal Member States (FMS) assemblies; a 275-member House of the People (HoP) with polling conducted in two locations per FMS; the number of voting delegates per parliamentary seat would rise from 51 to 101; and an expanded committee would review and approve individuals to serve as voting delegates. The 30 percent women’s quota would be maintained.

Instead of one-person, one-vote elections (OPOV), fewer than 30,000 Somalis would be casting a ballot in these elections. Neither the National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC), nor the many political parties who had received temporary registration (110 as of September. 30, 2021) over the previous four years would play any formal role in this electoral process.

As in 2016, ad hoc, interim bodies would manage the process overseen by the Prime Minister: a 25-member Federal Election Implementation Team (FEIT), six State Election Implementation Teams (SEIT) with 11 members each, and an Electoral Dispute Resolution Committee (EDRC).


UH elections were initially announced for July 25, 2021, with HoP elections to follow between August 10 and September 10, 2021. Delays started almost since the announcement. Jubaland held the first UH election when it elected four (of its eight) UH seats on July 29, followed by South West (five of eight seats) on August 2. The UH elections were completed on November 13 when Galmadug completed the UH elections for its final two seats. Nala Ogaada observed the electoral process for all 54 elections.

South West was the only FMS with all of its seats contested. In three FMSs, the majority of seats were uncontested: all seats (100 percent) in Galmadug; nine of 11 (82 percent) in Puntland; and six of 11 (55 percent) in Somaliland. Even for the seats where polling was conducted, the margin of victory in 20 out of 24 seats was greater than 2:1, meaning only four seats (two in Hirshabelle and two in Somaliland) were settled by competitive margins.

Table 1: An Overview of the indirect elections for the Upper House of the Federal Parliament of Somalia.

The election process in all states was conducted largely in accordance with regulations and without disruption, with only one seat in Hirshabelle being halted when the losing candidate challenged the way the vote was proceeding (election was peacefully concluded at a later date). State assembly members, election officials and security forces similarly acted largely in accordance with procedures.[1]

In every FMS, observers noted numerous informal complaints concerning the candidate nomination process by those who felt they had been deprived of their opportunity to stand when seats were allocated to another sub-clan or a preferred candidate, and women in at least five instances reported discriminatory treatment and clan opposition to reserved seats for women. No formal complaints were lodged with the EDRC.

Observers faced multiple challenges including COVID restrictions on public gatherings (thereby limiting observable election campaign activity), limited mobility owing to security measures and the ongoing threat of violence, and difficulty accessing polling locations owing to partial and/or late receipt of official observer accreditation from FEIT. However, both FEIT and the respective SEITs were largely welcoming of observers.

All the deployed observers were trained in best practices and a combination of international and regional standards on domestic election observation[2] and conducted their observation in accordance with the Code of Conduct for Election Observers issued by FEIT.[3]

This public statement is preliminary and subject to revision as additional data is gathered. Nala Ogaada will continue to observe and report on the 2021 indirect election process in Somalia, including the House of the People of the federal parliament and the federal president.


[1] FEIT, Procedures and Code of Conduct for Upper House Election, available at https://doorashada2021.so/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/HABRAACA-IYO-XEERKA-ANSHAXA-EE-DOORASHADA-AQALKA-SARE-2021.pdf (Somali language) (last accessed Nov. 13, 2021)

[2] Nala Ogaada’s Election Observation Manual was developed jointly between Nala Ogaada and BUILD. This manual provides a systematic method of election observation that considers international best practices and standards for domestic observation. This manual also takes into consideration political rights enshrined in in international and regional instruments, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (ACDEG).

[3] FEIT, Code Of Conduct for Observers and Candidate Representative of the election 2021, available at https://doorashada2021.so/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/CODE-OF-CONDUCT-FOR-OBSERVERS-CANDIDATE-REPRESENTIVE-OF-THE-ELECTION-2021.docx.pdf (last accessed Nov. 13, 2021).

For inquiries, please contact Ms. Ardo Aden (media@som-build.com).

Group of domestic election observers.

Nala Ogaada is a non-state, non-partisan joint effort of Somali citizen observers from seven organizations, supported by Creative Associates International’s Bringing Unity, Integrity, and Legitimacy to Democracy (BUILD) Somalia project, with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Nala Ogaada is comprised of Somali Women Development Centre (SWDC), Human Life Development Initiative (HLDI), Somali Public Agenda (SPA), Somali Youth Volunteers Association (SOYVA), Women Center for Peace and Development (WOCPAD), and Puntland Non- Actors Association (PUNSAA), and IFTIN Foundation.


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4 Aug 2021

Hay’adda Iftin Foundation ayaa soo bandhigtay tirakoob ku saabsan ardayda ka qalinjebisay jaamacadaha dalka sanadkii 2020.

04, Agoosto 2021

Hay’adda Iftin Foundation ayaa soo daraasad ay ka samaysay ardaydii sanadkii 2020-kii ka soo qalinjebisay Jaamacadaha dalka, taas oo ah markii Shanaad ee ay hay’addu ka sameyso dalka oo dhan.

Daraasaddan oo ay hay’adda Iftin ku howlanayd bilihii ugu dambeeyay ee sanadkii hore waxaa ka qaybqaatay illaa 52 Jaamacdood oo ku kala yaalla 11 magaalo oo dalka ka mida kuwaas oo kala ah: Muqdisho, Kismaayo, Boosaaso, Gaalkacyo, Cadaado, Dhuusomarreeb, Baladweyn, Jowhar, Baydhabo, marka iyo Afgooye.

Ardayda guud ahaan sanadkii 2020kii ka soo qalinjebisay Jaamacadaha dalka ayaa gaaraya illaa 17,548 arday, iyadoo tirada wiilashu ay ahaayeen 12,196 oo wadarta guud ka ah 69.5%. halka tirada gabdhuhuna ay gaarayeen 5,352 taas oo ayana u dhiganta 30.5%.

 Sahankan ayaa muujinaya guud ahaan magacyada kulliyadaha ay ardaydaasi ka soo qalinjebiyeen, kuwaas oo gaaraya 26 kulliyadood.

 Xogtu waxay muujineysaa in afarta kulliyadood ee ay ka soo baxeen ardeyda ugu badan ay kala yihiin:-

  1. Maamulka iyo Maareynta (Business Administration) sida Accounting, Human Resources, Banking & Finance) oo tirada ka soo baxday ay gaareyso 2,644 qof oo wadarta guud ka ah 10%;
  2. Maamulka Guud (Public Administration) oo ay ka soo baxeen 2,571 qof oo wadarta guud ka ah 65%
  3. Kalkaaliyenimada iyo Umulisooyinka (Nursing and Midwifery) oo ay ka soo baxeen 2,270 qof oo wadarta guud ka ah 94%
  4. Cilmiga Kumbiyuutarka iyo Tiknoologiyada (Computer Science and Information Technology) oo ay ka soo baxeen 1,772 arday kaliya oo wadarta guud ka ah 10.10%.

Halka afarta kulliyadood ee ay ka soo baxeen ardeyda ugu yar ay kala ahaayeen:-

 Cilmiga iyo Dawaynta Ilkaha (Dentist) oo ay ka soo baxeen 4 qof oo wadarta guud ka ah 02%;

  1. Farmashiiste (Pharmacology) oo ay ka soo baxeen 14 qof oo wadarta guud ka ah 0.08%
  2. Saxaafadda iyo Warbaahinta (Journalism, Media and Mass Communication) oo ay ka soo baxeen 17 arday kaliya oo wadarta guud ka ah 0.10%.
  3. Qorsheynta iyo Xisaabaadka (Statistics and Planning) oo ay ka soo baxeen 27 arday oo wadarta guud ka ah 0.15%.

Sahanku wuxuu sidoo kale eegay tirada gabdhaha iyo wiilasha ee kulliyad kasta si loo ogaado halka ay ku kala badan yihiin. Waxaa soo baxday gabdhaha ugu badan ay ka soo qalinjebiyeen afarta kulliyadood ee kala ah:-

  1. Public Health (884 gabdhood)
  2. Business Administration (775 gabdhood)
  3. Medical Laboratory (727 gabdhood)
  4. Nursing & Midwifery (691 gabdhood)

Halka wiilasha ugu badan ay ka soo qalinjebiyeen afarta kulliyadood ee kala ah:-

  1. Public Administration (1,964 wiil)
  2. Business Administration (1,869 wiil)
  3. Nursing (1,579 will)
  4. Computer Science & IT (1,574 wiil)

Daraasaddan ayaa sidoo kale muujisay in ardayda ugu badani ka soo baxeen jaamacadaha ku yaalla magaalada Muqdisho.

Waxaa sidoo kale warbixinta lagu eegay sida magaalooyinka dalka ay u soo saaraan ardeyda soo dhameysa jaamacadaha. Magaalada Muqdisho ayaa magaalada ugu badan ee soo saartay qalinjebiyeyaasha ugu badan oo dhan 15,503 oo u dhiganta 88.34%, waxaana ku soo xigta magaalada Boosaaso oo soo saartay 781 oo u dhiganta 4.45%, halka magaalada ugu yar ee soo saartay ardayda ugu yar ay noqotay magaalada Marka oo ay ka soo qalinjebiyeen 8 arday  una dhiganta 0.04% oo keliya.

Madaxdii iyo marti sharaftii munaasabadda ka hadashay;

  1. Cabdulqaadir Nuur Xuseen (Maax) Guddoomiyaha Akadeemiyada Cilmiga, Fanka iyo Suugaanta Soomaaliyeed furay munaasabadda oo lagu qabanayey xaruntiisa kana sheekeeyey sida loogu baahanyahay in dalku yeesho dad wax deraaseeya oo natiijo ummadda soo hordhiga.
  2. Cabdiwali Maxamed Axmed madaxa barnaamijyada Iftin Foundation oo faahfaahiyey ujeeddada sahankaan ay sanad-walba u sameyso Hay’adda Iftin Foundation.
  3. Xildhibaan Prof. Maxamed Cumar Dalxa oo aad ugu dheeraday muhiimadda ay leedahay in xogta waxbarashada la helo si loogu daro barnaamijyada horumarinta dalka.
  4. Siciido Maxamed Xaashi oo ka tirsan Guddiga la dagaalanka musuqmaasuqa qaranka.
  5. Xasan Khaliif Xasan Guddoomiye Ku-xigeenka Guddiga la dagaalanka Musuqmaasuqa qaranka.
  6. C/naasir Salaad Maxamuud guddomiyaha ururka macallimiinta qaranka
  7. Bashiir Awdiini madaxda Jamaacadda Salaam isla markaasna ka tirsan ururka jaamacadaha Soomaaliyeed.
  8. Cabdishakuur Xasan Faqi Agaasimihii hore ee Hiddaha iyo Tacliinta Sare
  9. Ismaaciil Yuusuf Cusmaan Agaasimaha Tacliinta Sare ee Wasaaradda Waxbarashada, Hiaddaha iyo Tacliinta Sare.

Xogta oo faahfaahsan halkaan hoose kala soo deg.

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22 Jun 2021

Shirka dib u eegista Mashruuca Education outloud Project

Muqdisho (22-06-2021) Iftin Foundation waxay ka qay gashay kulanka dib u eegista Mashruuca Education outloud ee uu maal geliyo Global Fund. Kulanka waxaa kasoo qaybgalay hay’ado caalami ah iyo kuwo maxalli ah.
Iftin oo ah hay’ad ka shaqaysa tayaynta iyo horumarinta waxbarashada si sanadle ah usoo saarta Sahanka Qalinjebiyayaasha Dalka ayaa kasoo qaybgalayaashii la wadaagtay xog kooban oo ku aadan horumarada waxbarashada ee Dalka ka jirta. Sidoo kale Iftin shirka waxay la wadaagtay waxqabadka sanadka iyo hawlihii u qabsoomay.

Kulanka ka dib wafdi ka socday hay’adda OXFAM IBIS ayaa booqasho ku tegay xarunta hay’adda Iftin oo ay ka socdeen hawlo baxaad leh. Is xog waraysi ka dib, masuuliyiintii soo booqatay xarunta waxaa lala wadaagay buugta waxqabadka Iftin iyo cilmi baarisyo la xariira waxbarashada Dalka.

Madaxdii OXFAM IBIS iyo EFASOM oo aad u la dhacay hawlaha hay’adda Iftin Foundation ayaa ka mahadceliyay xogtii lala wadaagay iyo hawlaha baaxadda leh ee ay Iftin ka hayso waxbarashada Dalka.

15 Aug 2020

Entrepreneurship Achievement Report

This report summarizes The Next Economy Entrepreneurship program achievements. It goes to the number of entrepreneurship participants touched by the program from 2016 – 2020, number of participants finished course sessions, number of entrepreneurs succeeded to create their own businesses and the income particulars generated by the graduate entrepreneurs together with their gender segregation.

From December, 2016 – January, 2020 The Next Economy program in Mogadishu conducted by Iftin Foundation succeeded to train 198 young elite university graduates for entrepreneurship education plus core life skills education while they have been engaging continues entrepreneurship trainings and helped them to establish their business ventures. 167 out of 198 which equivalent (84.3%) reached boot-camp event (graduate stage). 132 out of 167 finalists which equivalent (79%) created their own businesses and are now relaxing with their business endeavors and making gradual income profits. The Next Economy entrepreneurs were provided entrepreneurship education and trainings while had taken twelve (12) core entrepreneurship sessions by professional trainers under Iftin Foundation during three consecutive months plus three entrepreneurship training event sessions by external business scholars.


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5 Feb 2020

Celebration Impact Award Event

On 3rd February 2020, IFTIN FOUNDATION have organized most amazing and attractive celebration impact award event here Mogadishu, almost 200 hundred participants from Government, Business corporates, banks, civil Society, youth organizations, next Economy alumni and award campaigners have attended the celebration impact event. During the celebration was presented the inclusive summarized achievement made by The Next Economy program as video animation documentary by large screen in the venue, while partially presented how the award competition was managed and the processed engaged by the International jury at all locations of The Next Economy including Mogadishu.

This is the most amazing impact award held in Mogadishu. The Director of Social Affairs of the Office of the Prime Minister of Somalia Maryan Aden Amin has highlighted that The Next Economy project is most impactful one compared with such kinds of programs, while all other  speakers at event congratulated the winner and they also praised The Next Economy on Somali young people and efforts and the talents that Iftin Foundation doing for Somali youth development.

During the event was engaged media outlets through TVs, local radios, Social media campaigns using hashtag of #TNE_IMPACTAWARD2020 through Facebook pages and twitter.

Finally, was announced that Samsam Osman Ali owned Ilyasin Medical Center is The Next Economy Impact Award winner 2020 referring the decision of international jury while there was no one knew the winner even her and very beautiful award card awarded within the venue in front of huge people. Samsam was also gave within the celebration event with bank cheque writing the amount of money she won ($5,300) as the same rate that bank converted into dollars when received. Samsam has taken the money within yesterday from the banks.



7 Nov 2019

Entrepreneurship Encouragement and Innovation

Talaado 7 August 2018, Mogadishu Somalia

Hay’adda Iftin Foundation ayaa qabatay munaasabad heer sare ah oo loogu magac diray dhiirrigelinta hal abuurka ganacsiga iyo afkaarya cusub (entrepreneurship and innovation).

Munaasabaddaan oo ka mid ah shaqooyinka joogtaa ah ee ay qabato Hay’adda Iftin Foundation waxay ku soo bandhigtay warbixin ka hadlaysay heerka shaqa la’aanta dalka gaar ahaan dhanka dhalinyarada Soomaaliyeed taas oo ka sareysa 67%.

Munaasabadda waxaa ka soo qeybgalay mas’uuliyiin kala duwan oo ka kala socday Bangiyada, shirkadaha isgaarsiinta, Hay’ado, madax ka socotay Jaamacadaha dalka, madax ka socotay bulshada rayidka ah iyo mas’uuliyiin ka socday dowladda gaar ahaan gobolka Banaadir iyo xafiiska Ra’iisalwasaaraha, aqoonyahanno iyo dhallinyaro.

Munaasabadda waxaa lagu soo bandhigay dhallinyaro ay tababartay Iftin Foundation oo ku guuleystay ganacsiyo ay ayagu leeyihiin iyo kuwo ay tababartay oo diyaar u ah inay hirgeliyaan himilooyinkooda ganacsi.

Dhammaan madaxdii iyo marti sharaftii ka hadashay Munaasabadda ayaa ku ammaanay Iftin Foundation dedaalkeeda iyo doorkeeda shariifka ee ay ku horumarinayso mushtamaca Soomaaliyed gaar ahaan dhallinyarada.

7 Nov 2019

Iftin Foundation Organized TV-debate About Role of Civil Society and Private Sector on Youth Development

11 July 2018, Arboco waxaa lagu qabtay Diplomatic HOTEL ee magaalada Muqdisho dood cilmiyeed ku saabsanaa doorka Ganacsatada iyo Bulshada rayidka ee ku aaddan horumarinta dhalinyarada Soomaaliyeed ee ka soo qalinjebinaya Jaamacadaha dalka dood cilmiyeedkaas oo ay soo qabanqaabisay Hay’adda Iftin Foundation ee ka shaqeysa horumarinta iyo tayeynta dhalinyarada Soomaaliyeed.

Dood cilmiyeedka waxaa ka qeybgalayey xooggeeda aqoonyahanno ka kala socday Bangiyada shirkadaha isgaarsiinta iyo kuwale iyo madax ka socotay bulshada rayidka sida Hay’adaha iyo Jaamacadaha ee ku mideysan Jilaayaasha aan dowliga ahayn ee SOSCENSA.

Sidoo kale waxaa dood cilmiyeedka lagu marti qaaday tiro badan oo ka mid ah dhalinyarada Soomaaliyeed ee soo qalinjebiyey oo fekerkooda cabirayey su’aalana waydiinayey mas’uuliyiinta dooddu u dhexeysay.

Waxaa gabangabadii dood cilmiyeed laga soo saaray fekerro iyo talooyin wax ku ool ah oo wax looga qaban karo dhibaatooyinka dhalinyarada haysta. Waxaaa sidoo kale laysku raacay in Jaamacadaha, Hay’adaha iyo Ganacsatada ay si wada jira oo isla fal geli kara uga wada shaqeeyaan arrimaha dhalinyarada. Waxaa sidoo kale loogu baaqay Dowladdu inay door muhiim ah ka qaadato maareynta arrinta da’yarta Soomaaliyeed.