August 26, 2015, Mogadishu Somalia
With the support of Somali Stability Fund (SSF), The Fursad program under the initiative of IFTIN Foundation has organized and implemented a one-day workshop exclusively dealing with the role of private sector business in female job placement scheme On August 26th 2015.
The one- day workshop has been held in close cooperation with the Somali Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), and the workshop was convened at the SCCI Center in Mogadishu, Somalia. Thirty eight selected participants from the various segments of the community were the main participants of the workshop.
The participants were consisting of members from the universities, Banks, Somali chamber of commerce and industries, civil society organizations, spare part business, advertising company, industries, agriculture, Ministry of Petroleum, intellectuals , trading companies and IFTIN Foundation. The main intention of the workshop was to provide platform to the selected participants for discussing, debating and sharing information on the status of female graduates and focus on the role of the private sectors in seeking job placement for the female graduates.
This workshop was based on presentation on brief information on the background of the Fursad initiatives, its objectives and discussions and debating on the role of the private sectors businesses and the female graduates and making valuable recommendations.
Mohamed Abdi Ali Gabeyre, the Chairman of the Somali Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) in his opening remarks appreciated the participants for attending the workshop. He said there is high rate of unemployment in Somalia, and many people have now joined in the business sector which was limited before. He indicated that that they are welcoming the Fursad initiative, and underlined the females should be encouraged as women are more trusted then men. He pointed out that females are good in communication and secretariat, and that some companies have now started providing job opportunities for the females. He suggested female graduates should accept to work in low salaries as starting point. At that stage, the one-day workshop event was closed up.