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7 Nov 2019

Social Media Platforms Development Confidential Agreement (CA)

Iftin Foundation iyo Message to the Audiences (M2A) oo ah media expert consultants group waxay 17 September ku kala saxiixdeen Xafiiska Iftin Foundation heshiis (confidential agreement) ku saabsan sidii social media platforms-ka Iftin Foundation loo horumarin lahaa. Isfahamkaani wuxuu tusmaynayaa sidii loo abuuri lahaa hab kor loogu qaadayo heerka gaarsiinta farriimaha dadka ay quseyso xilliga ku habboon iyo sida ugu haboon. Sidoo kale isfahamkaani wuxuu suurta gelinayaa sidii team-ka social media platforms-ka gacanta ku hayaahi ay faham sareeya ugu yeelan lahaayeen horumarinta iyo qaabeynta farriimaha social media-yaha (social media messages Development).

7 Nov 2019

Networking Event among Businesses and Female Graduates


Iftin Foundation closely collaborating with the Puntland Chamber of commerce and industries organized networking event among businesses and female graduates in Bosaso Putland Somalia on 9th June 2015. This event was supposed to discuss the possibilities of networking establishment among business sector and female graduates in order to improve gender labor production and women economic empowerment.


Mohamed Osman Lambo, welcomed the participants and officially opened the meeting and declared the agenda of discussion while Iftin Foundation’s project coordinator Mss. Nasra introduced business leaders who were invited in the event summarized core terms of discussion and duration of program.


The Participants appreciated the programs and achievements made by the Foundation and its young Visionary leadership. The previous achievements of the foundation included opening a radio Iftin which used broadcast debates developing female education programs. Audiences were shared designed Data base to link the Employers and young female graduates in Somalia called Fursad.so back office.


During the event discussion and debate several challenges were identified by both private companies and Young Female graduates related Cultural and societal beliefs, mentality of female graduates as well as the absence of connections and links between private enterprises and young Female graduates while the lack of clear government policies and interventions towards the employment of the Female graduates is obvious.


Dayax, the marketing officer and Representative of Golis Telecommunication, the Director of Ilo-Tango Company, Abdirizak Said Farah, the managing director of Red sea Company collectively discussed their views in the program and appreciated that work is over the expected.

7 Nov 2019

Role of Business, NGOs and Government on Female Graduates

Iftin Foundation collaborating with Puntland Chambers of Commerce held dialogue about the Role of Businesses, NGOs and Government on female graduates in Garowe on 7th June 2015. The occasion which was organized as the high level meeting among the above three entities discussed their effective roles on young female graduate employment and career development.

Ahmed Ali Ugas, the executive director of iftin Foundation and Mr. Abduqadir, the chairman of Putland chamber of commerce welcomed and thanked together for all guests from government, NGOs, private companies and civil societies for attending this wonderful session and announced that session is open. After thanking and opening the dialogue Mr. Ugas talked about the importance of this theme” The role of business, NGO’s and government on female graduates job placement” and how it’s vital to talked about and discuss it overly.
Discussion Outcome

The facilitator briefly introduced Iftin foundation and their initiate project named ”FURSAD” with the participants for the aim of prompting job placement of female grandaunts in public and private sector. Mrs. Nasro, the project coordinator gave details to the subject and why they choose? She appreciated the attendants and talked about how FURSAD was initiated and reaches this position, she remarked that recently Iftin Foundation had been working on education sector in the entire Somali regions and this project named Fursad was out of the programs that Iftin Foundation was established and worked for recent years. Nasro continued her speech and noted that the main aim of FURSAD project is to promote and advocate job placement of female graduates in private companies, because most of private companies don’t provide and employ female in their settings and that may have negative impact on their physical, mental and, economic and social development. Furthermore noted that Iftin Foundation had done several studies on young female graduate’s job placement in private sectors, and they discovered that 20.5% of female worker employ education sector. I.e. schools, nursery, and higher institute and so on. And on least ranking percent was telecommunication sector. Finally noted that Iftin Foundation has developed a database which helps young female graduate to submit their CV’s and also enable other interesting private companies to sort out their job candidates from the website.www.fursad.so





15 Sep 2019

Accessibility of key Public Space Assessment for People with Physical Disabilities, 

September 2019

IFTIN FOUNDATION with guidance form the CRPD expert and BUILD project of Creative Associates International, conducted a set of six questions to be responded to when conducting field visits.  IFTIN also recruited 10 volunteers from PWD serving CSOs (8 men and 2 women), provided them with a brief of the field assessment (full questionnaire found below) approach and ensured that they understood the assessment tool that was drafted and we have managed to reach 13 public service provider locations.

In line with the general purpose of the project, the political and social life of people with disabilities, Iftin Foundation conducted seven (7) day field assessment (10th – 16th September, 2019) at public service facilities in Mogadishu that made it possible an access for people with physical disabilities, especially where those with physical disabilities are able to access their services without the need for further assistance. This assessment was data carried out from the field in details and findings obtained during the assessment period that 29.2% public places provide service facilities suited their places an accessibility for the people with disabilities, while other 70.8% their services were inaccessible by the people with disabilities. In other side during the assessment also noted that 100% of the public space service providers have positive perception and humanity feeling people with disabilities to have accessible and comfortable facilities and services in the community but most of them don’t have any knowledge about this issue of public service inclusivity.

In details the findings also were discovered that 4 spaces out of the 13 selected places which equivalent 30.8% have accessible design for people with disabilities, and 1 place is naturally accessible without any deliberate design for serving of people with disabilities while other 8 places which equivalent 61.5% have no accessible service for People living with disabilities. The 84.6% of the respondents from key public spaces visited responded that there is need to have access of people with disabilities for the facilities of public places by marked strongly agree and 15.4% respondents selected agreed in the assessment form provided while there is no anyone refused.

This shows it would need more awareness raising about the disability issues and conduct more strategic advocacy, in order to increase social and community awareness of the disabilities and community inclusion rights.

Additionally and funds permitting, IFTIN will consider the following interventions in the future;

 To engage high level awareness programs for the public in order to bring the attention of the people that people with disabilities are active and great number of the community.

  1. Spaces and buildings’ plans should be included that people with disabilities particularly those physically disable to have access with the facilities provides by the places.
  2. To have laws treat with the disable people by relevant bodies to secure the rights of the people with disabilities in Somalia in both accessibilities and participation of politics and the public life.
  3. Based on the assessment, most of the respondent said they didn’t received any complaint from people with disabilities about inaccessibility of their facilities where accessibility of their spaces is very low, thus people with physical disabilities required to double their efforts and share their service barriers with public space owners/managers.
  4. Construction companies, owners and the local government are required to consider that this very serious business to keep the value of people with disabilities.

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