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PENHA becomes Somaliland NGO Consortium Advisory Board member

Effective from 24th October 2019, PENHA becomes Somaliland NGO Consortium Advisory Board member. As the recent announcement from the Consortium indicated, a total of six national and international NGOs were elected and endorsed to represent the NGO community in Somaliland. Their board membership lasts until 24 October 2020

Here are the six newly elected members and their representatives. 

International NGOs

  • Ahmed Fagaase - DRC: Area manager
  • Sadia Abdi - Plan international: Country Director
  • Sadia Muse - PENHA: Country Director

Local NGOs

  • Abdiqani Abdullahi - SOSTA: Executive Director
  • Mohamed Guleed - SOYDAVO: Executive Director
  • Abdullahi Mohamud - HAVAYOCO: Executive Director

Both CARE International (host) and INSO -  International NGO Safety Organization (which provides safety & security services to both international and national NGOs) have permanent seats and remain as neutral to all consortium members. 

The Somalia NGO Consortium is a voluntary coordination mechanism of NGOs for NGOs: given the highly insecure environment, the complexity of the operating environment and the large numbers of agencies working in Somalia, a coordinated voice is critical to successfully conduct development and humanitarian aid in Somalia.

The Somalia NGO Consortium was established in 1999 and has since grown to become an effective network of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working together to improve international aid coordination and raise the presence and profile of NGO representation within the aid coordination structure for Somalia. The NGO Consortium maintains its presence through its offices in Hargeisa, Garowe, Mogadishu and Nairobi.

To see more on the ANNOUNCEMENTSomaliland Advisory Board Members 2020/21

Click the link to read more about the Somalia NGO Consortium.