[01 September 2023]...

Somali Greenpeace Association is participating in the 11th Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa! ūüĆćūüĆĪ The theme of 'Green Growth and Climate Finance Solutions for Africa and the World' is incredibly important, and it's great to know that there are exciting discussions taking place.

The theme of "Green Growth and Climate Finance Solutions for Africa and the World" is of critical importance in addressing the global climate crisis and achieving sustainable development. Here are some key points related to this theme:

In summary, the theme of "Green Growth and Climate Finance Solutions for Africa and the World" underscores the importance of sustainable development and climate action on a global scale. It emphasizes the need for financial resources, innovative approaches, and international cooperation to address the challenges posed by climate change while fostering economic growth that is environmentally responsible and socially inclusive.

[29 August 2023]...

Somali Greenpeace Association attended and contributed to a workshop on the Climate Change Adaptation Nexus Disaster Risk Reduction. Such workshops play a crucial role in addressing the challenges posed by climate change and building resilience in communities.

Exchanging knowledge, ideas, and experiences is essential for developing effective strategies to adapt to climate change and reduce the risks associated with disasters. By fostering sustainability and resilience, organizations like SOGPA can make a positive impact on both the environment and the well-being of communities. Continuing to engage in such initiatives and collaborations is key to creating a more sustainable and resilient future for our planet and its inhabitants. 

[27 August 2023]...

Somali Greenpeace Association participates and contributes to the  PreAfricaClimateWeek organized by Oxfam.

Climate action requires collaboration and the exchange of ideas, and events like these provide an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and organizations who are all dedicated to addressing climate change.The gathering of passionate individuals from various backgrounds working towards climate action is indeed powerful. The diversity of perspectives and innovative ideas that emerge from such gatherings can contribute significantly to tackling climate challenges effectively.

Africa, as a continent, is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, making initiatives like the PreAfricaClimateWeek crucial for sharing knowledge, strategies, and experiences that can drive positive change. Recognizing the importance of fresh perspectives and innovation is key to finding sustainable solutions that are tailored to the unique challenges faced by African nations.

By participating and contributing to events like these, we actively engage in the broader climate action movement and show by demonstrating our commitment to a more sustainable and resilient future for Africa and the world.

These efforts are vital in the global fight against this critical issue and these are the fights that birthed SOGPA. Together we can save the Planet.


[23 August 2023]...

Attending the Gender & Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Capacity Building & Validation Workshop, hosted by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change in collaboration with UNDP Somalia, reflects a commendable effort towards promoting gender equality, climate resilience, and women's empowerment in Somalia. Climate change disproportionately affects vulnerable communities, and empowering women is vital for building resilience and effectively addressing its impacts. Workshops like these provide a platform for sharing knowledge, strategies, and best practices that can help integrate gender considerations into climate change adaptation efforts.

The collaboration between the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change of Somalia, UNDP, and organizations like yours showcases a united approach towards creating positive change. Validating the gender & CCA Toolkit demonstrates a commitment to evidence-based policies that incorporate gender perspectives, enhancing the effectiveness of climate adaptation strategies. Empowering women in the context of climate change not only contributes to community resilience but also recognizes the crucial roles that women play in environmental conservation and sustainable development.

SOGPA commends all those involved in the workshop for their dedication to building a more resilient Somalia and promoting gender equality. Together, we're making strides toward a better future for the nation and the planet as a whole. ūüĆćūüí™



[17 August 2023]...

The involvement of experts from academia and civil society organizations is key to ensuring that legislation is well-informed and addresses a wide range of environmental issues. By sharing their insights and expertise, they contribute to the development of policies that can lead to more sustainable and responsible environmental practices.

Recognizing and appreciating their commitment to safeguarding the nation's environment is important, as these individuals and organizations play a significant role in advocating for positive change and promoting a healthier and more resilient environment.

SOGPA takes the time to thank Mr. Hussein Mohamud from SOGPA and all the participants for their dedication to contributing to the betterment of Somalia's environmental policies. Their active involvement will likely lead to impactful outcomes for the nation's future.

We aspire for a greener SomaliaūüĆŅ

[17 August 2023]...

African Climate Summit in Kenya(11-17A ug) emphasized on the importance of inclusive pathways and established common positions for the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) 2023 to showcase commitment to collaborate and effectively combat climate action.

Inclusive pathways ensure that a diverse range of voices and perspectives are considered when shaping climate policies and strategies. This approach is essential for creating comprehensive solutions that address the unique challenges faced by various communities and regions within Africa.

Highlighting the need for African common positions is also crucial for presenting a united front on climate issues. By working together and aligning priorities, African nations can have a stronger impact on global climate negotiations and advocate for policies that are tailored to the continent's specific needs.

The African Climate Summit and AMCEN 2023 present opportunities to drive meaningful change and set the stage for proactive climate action. It's evident that Mr.Hassan Yasin and SOGPA are actively engaged in advocating for inclusive, collaborative, and effective approaches to addressing climate challenges. Exciting times indeed, as these discussions pave the way for positive outcomes and progress in the fight against climate change.


[10 August 2023]...

Mr. Abdishakur Daaha, the Communication Director of SOGPA,  attended the multistakeholder Pre African Ministerial Conference on Environment roundtable discussions held in Ethiopia.

Climate change is a global challenge that requires collaborative and coordinated efforts, and these types of conferences are essential platforms for sharing knowledge, expertise, and strategies.

Addressing climate change in Africa is particularly important, as the continent is vulnerable to its impacts, and collective action is crucial for both mitigation and adaptation. Roundtable discussions like these provide an opportunity to bring together diverse stakeholders, including government officials, experts, activists, and organizations, to explore solutions and develop plans to combat climate change.

Mr. Abdishakur Daaha's involvement reflects a commitment to contributing to meaningful change and finding ways to tackle climate challenges head-on. By engaging in these discussions, he's playing a part in advocating for policies and actions that can lead to a more sustainable and resilient future for Africa.
SOGPA is taking the lead for the torch of climate change education.

[28 July2023]...

SOGPA and Planeteer HQ successfully organized a one-day plastic summit event in Somalia. This is an important step towards addressing the pressing issue of plastic pollution globally. Plastic pollution poses a significant threat to the environment, ecosystems, and human health, and it's encouraging to see organizations taking proactive measures to tackle this challenge.

Bringing together stakeholders for discussions on innovative solutions to reduce plastic pollution demonstrates a commitment to finding practical ways to mitigate the impact of plastic waste. By convening experts, policymakers, community leaders, and concerned citizens, you create a platform for the exchange of ideas and the development of actionable strategies.Raising awareness about the grave danger that plastic poses to the environment is essential for inspiring collective action. Such events provide an opportunity to educate participants about the importance of reducing plastic consumption, improving waste management systems, and promoting sustainable alternatives.

As the world grapples with the global plastic pollution crisis, initiatives like the plastic summit play a crucial role in driving change at the local level. The efforts of the SOGPA team and Planeteer contribute to building a more sustainable and plastic-conscious Somalia, while also inspiring others to take similar actions in their communities.


[24 July2023]...

The collaboration between SOGPA and Natural Justice to conduct a two-day training on environmental defenders is a significant effort towards promoting the safety, rights, and protection of those who dedicate themselves to safeguarding the environment in Somalia. Environmental defenders often face considerable risks while advocating for the protection of natural resources and the environment.

By providing trainings that focus on understanding their rights, enhancing their security and protection measures, and facilitating access to defenders funds, we are addressing critical aspects of the challenges that environmental defenders encounter. Such training initiatives not only contribute to the personal safety but also strengthen the ability to carry out the vital work environmental defenders to fulfil without fear or undue obstacles.

It's commendable that these trainings are part of  the AACJ in Action, underlining the importance of collaborative action in creating a safer and more supportive environment for environmental defenders. Our efforts play an essential role in holding accountable those who threaten the environment and contribute to sustainable practices and policies

[19 July2023]...

The SOGPA (Somali Greenpeace Association) and Natural Justice collaborated to provide legal empowerment trainings to indigenous people and communities, with a specific focus on women and youth. Empowering these groups with knowledge about environmental and climate justice laws can have a profound impact on their ability to protect their rights and the environment.

Legal empowerment is a crucial aspect of ensuring that marginalized communities have a voice and the tools to advocate for their rights, particularly when it comes to issues related to the environment and climate change. By equipping indigenous people, women, and youth with the legal knowledge and skills to navigate environmental laws, regulations, and policies, you are contributing to their ability to actively participate in decision-making processes that affect their communities and their land.

Furthermore, fostering an understanding of environmental and climate justice not only empowers these communities to protect their own rights but also emphasizes the importance of sustainable practices that benefit both local ecosystems and the global environment.

The focus on women and youth is especially noteworthy, as they often play critical roles in environmental conservation and community resilience. By empowering them with legal knowledge, you're promoting gender equality and intergenerational sustainability.

Overall, the legal empowerment training provided by SOGPA and Natural Justice holds the potential to create stronger, more informed, and empowered indigenous communities that are better equipped to advocate for their rights and contribute to a more just and sustainable future.


[12 July2023]...

Attending the Somalia NDC (Nationally Determined Contributions) Review and Development of Implementation Plan workshop sounds like a significant step towards environmental sustainability and climate action. Setting an ambitious goal of achieving a 30% emissions reduction below business-as-usual levels by 2030 demonstrates a strong commitment to addressing climate change.

NDCs play a crucial role in the global effort to combat climate change, as they outline a country's specific targets and actions to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change. Collaborating with partners to work towards a sustainable future shows a united front in tackling these challenges.

It's heartening to see Somalia actively participating in shaping its climate policies and striving for meaningful contributions to global emission reduction efforts. This kind of commitment is vital for building a more resilient and environmentally responsible future for all. 



[25 June2023]...

Somali Greenpeace Assocation's Hassan Yasin and Abdishakur Daahaa attended the lessons-learned Workshop on Climate Security in Somalia organized by UNDP Somalia. Climate security is an essential topic that intersects with various aspects of society, including environmental, social, and economic factors.

Discussions about the Climate Security Nexus are crucial, especially in regions like Somalia that can be particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Addressing these issues and building resilience in communities are vital steps towards mitigating the adverse effects of climate change and ensuring the well-being of the people.

The involvement of government officials and organizations like UNDP showcases a commitment to finding sustainable solutions and collaborating on strategies that can make a real difference in the face of climate challenges. I hope that the insights gained from the workshop will contribute to informed decision-making and meaningful actions for a more secure and resilient future in Somalia.


[12 June2023]...

Somali Greenpeace Association is thrilled to announce the upcoming launch of our Green Schools Initiative. ūüĆŅūüďö Our mission is to promote environmental education and awareness in schools across Somalia.¬†

Promoting environmental education and awareness in schools can have a significant positive impact on both students and the environment. It's crucial to instill a sense of responsibility and understanding about environmental issues from an early age.

Engaging students in activities that encourage sustainable practices, conservation efforts, and a deeper understanding of ecological systems can contribute to a greener future for Somalia and the world as a whole. By integrating green practices into school curricula and creating eco-friendly initiatives, the initiative will help raise a generation of environmentally conscious citizens in Somalia and in the east african region in general.

[06 June2023]...

Somali Greenpeace Assocation & AEHRO together have teamed up a campaign in Baidoa to educate IDPs about the harmful effects of plastic pollution on World Environment Day. Most of these people dont realize the dangers they face with the single use plastics that they use on a daily basis is major contributer and fueller of their problems.
SOGPA is proud to be at the forefront on the fight against plastic pollution in Somalia and a role model for other environmental organizations to take action by starting with educating the most needy,most affected and right people at the right time at the right places,  We believe that educating and raising awareness is the first step towards a cleaner and greener future.  

[06 June2023]...

Somali Greenpeace Association  in collaboration with the Ministry of Envrironment and Climate Change and the administration of Banadir region, collaborated on a clean up campaign in Mogadishu to mark the importance of having a clean and safe environmnet on World Environment Day. Our aim is to promote a cleaner and healthier environment for all and this collaboration is a sign of a healthy relationship between the govenmnet,the local administrations and the CSOs striving for environmental awareness and advocacy. 

[05 June  2023]...

We had the pleasure to organize an  environmental awareness and anti plastic campaign andd trainging this World Environment Day  together with the African Activist for Climate Justice in Mogadishu. 

During the workshop, the dangers plastic pollution have caused and still continue to cause in Somalia have been focused and opportunities/ideas to solve them was gathered from the youth participants that attended the program.
it was very mesmerizing to see that many youth are waking up to the dangers the environment around them and how willing most of them are ready to take action and become part of the solutions.

[22 May 2023]...

Today, on International Biodiversity Day, we,SOGPA  in collaboration with the Action for Environment colleagues recognize the vital role that biodiversity plays in sustaining life on Earth. From Somalia to every corner of the globe, let us take action to protect and restore biodiversity for a more sustainable future As we celebrate International Biodiversity Day in Mogadishu, let us remember that we are all connected to the natural world and that our actions have a direct impact on the health of our planet. let us work together to build a sustainable future for all. Building and conserving the black biodiversity will not only save africa but also the whole planet in general since africa is the cradle of man and the centre for most of the diverse biodiversity lives on the globe.

[25 April 2023]...

The participation of Somali Greenpeace Association in the Somali National consultation meeting on implementation of the Rotterdam convention was a vital step towards the participation of the local civil society organizaions as key stakeholders of the convention when it comes to Somalia.SOGPA has been on the frontline when it comes to matters concerning environmental conservation and harmony in Somalia. The meeting provided an opportunity for stakeholders from both the public and private sector to discuss the Convention's implementation in Somalia. We thank the Ministry of Environment of Climate Change in acknowledging our efforts and inviting us to such a high profile consultation.


[22 April 2023]...

Somali Greenpeace Association in partnership with Arladi Environment and Human Rights Organizations have planted over 150 trees in Baidoa Mental hospital in solidarity of the International Earth day 2023. It is through the collaboration of like minded organizations like SOGPA and AEHRO that a sustainable and greener eocosystem can be achieved in Somalia.

Let's work together to create a healthier, happier, and more sustainable world. 

Somali Greenpeace Association sees a greener future for Somalia.

[01 April 2023]...

Somali Greenpeace Association  represented by Executive Director Mr. Hassan M.Yasin received an offical invitation from Ayuub NGO to visit them at their Office in Mogadishu. Ayuub has been serving 30 years in the humanitarian sector in Somalia. The parties  both discussed on how they can collaborate on addressing  the challenges climate change poses on the Somali people. 

SOGPA is dedicated to work with all stakeholders in integrating their work into climate change and environmental actions. 

[01 April 2023]...

Somali Greenpeace Association Programme Manager Ms. Fardowsa Hassan participated in a 5 days’ workshop which was held in Kwale county, Kenya. It was discussed Community outreach- building of women coalitions, coordination and advocacy with government, & Capacity strengthening of CSO on climate justice advocacy.


Ms.Fardowsa Hassan together with the Somali Civil Society Organizations had very important discussions in Kwale county in Kenya about the progress SOGPA made in Somalia through  its Advocacy, Action for climate Empowerment, Tree planting and ecological restoration, and Youth empowerment activites as AACJ team in Somalia.

[28 March 2023]...

River Juba has has overflowed in Bardhere district and There are more fears that River Shabele might also cause flooding in Lower and Middle Shabele & Hiiraan.The rainy season is always accompanied by the rivers breaking their banks and causing unexpected flash floods.

The environmental experts at Somali Greenpeace Association highly encourage the people living in the areas we have mentioned to be more vigilant in the coming days/weeks.

As SOGPA, we also urge the government, society and the local and international  non governmental organizations  to take early action to prevent or reduce impacts of expected floods. 



[21 March 2023]...

Somali Greenpeace Association planted over 200 trees at Madina Hospital in Mogadishu  in solidarity of the international forests day.  Forests are very important for our health and livelihoods and therefore needs to be protected. 

The planting of the 200 trees at Madina Hospital in Mogadishu in solidarity with International Forests Day indeed plays a vital role in supporting both our health and livelihoods, as they contribute to clean air, water, biodiversity, and overall ecological balance.

It's heartening to see organizations led by youth take the lead and actively engaging in tree planting and environmental conservation efforts. By recognizing the importance of forests and taking concrete actions to protect and restore them, we are contributing to a more sustainable and healthier future for your community and the planet.

The partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change of Somalia highlights the significance of collaborative efforts in tackling environmental challenges. Working together, you're able to amplify the impact of these nature-based solutions and inspire others to join in similar conservation initiatives.

[18 March 2023]...

SOGPA team met with UNOCHA environmental advisor Mr. Ahmed Mordoss. We presented our work on the ground and how we can collaborate with in Building Community resilience in Somalia. We highlighted the importance of addressing climate change and environmental issues while enhancing adaptation approach. 

Such discussions are the often what leads to more data being exchanged and new ideas exchanged which in turn might turn to viable solutions by the different parties due to the difference and expertise in respective fields,roles,regions and experiences.

[08 March 2023]...

Our Executive Director Mr. Hassan Mowlid Yasin participated in Afgoye District the Integrated Action Plan toward Durable Solutions to the Displacement. The Action plan came as result of needs assessment conducted by SHACDO Organization with the support of USAID and IOM Somalia.  The empowerment of the local people on the durable solutions is the only way forward and studeis have shown that an educated community is a resilient and crisis ready community. With the right campaign,advocacy, knowledge and strategies the Afgoye elders,faith leaders and women can take the matters in their own hands and educate the less fortunate and what the best durable and time tested solution that befits them.

[04 March 2023]...

Mr. Abdishakur Daahaa , the communications director of SOGPA, today participated validation workshop of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment regulation, for the projects implemented in the country which was organized by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. The purpose of this meeting was to present and discuss the Environmental Social Impact Assessment Regulation and to discuss how to implement them. The ESIA is the key regulation any entity has to bypass before and after implementing a project or program. It is the binding of private and puclic institutions and the protector for the community. 

[18 February 2023]...

We have relaunched Phase 2 of the 1Student 1Tree Program of which its aim is to motivate and drive students to plant 500,000 trees in their schools and learning institutions in Mogadishu and Baidoa

It is also a campaign of awareness towards the different parts of the community sectors on the importance of the conservation and protection of the environment in order to raise an environment responsible generation. Teaching children when they are young to care for their environment will help in shaping the future where environmental conscious society of adults will be attained and a balance between nature and humanity achieved.

[11 February 2023]...

SOGPA staff members are participating in PACJA staff retreat and General Congress meeting in Ethiopia. The SOGPA delegates would present its achievements in 2022 and the future plans for the year 2023.

Executive Director, Hassan Mowlid Yasin, presented on what SOGPA has achieved in 2022 at the PACJA staff retreat meeting. Mr Yasin also highlighted both the technical capacity and financial assistance required  to do more effective work at the grassroot level community. 

Also accompanying  members of the delegate to participate in the upcoming elections of the continental executive board and launch of the  PACJA General Congress  were Abdishakur Daahaa,the communications director of SOGPA and Najma Omar, head of monitoring and evaluation.


[02 February 2023]...

Today is World Wetland Day!!!!


The climate crisis is badly affecting our wetlands causing thousands of people to lose their livelihoods and migrate in search of better lives. In the images on the right you will find  river Shabelle's current situation in Somalia. Effective climate action now can save millions of our people. We are so lucky our catchment area has some of the most amazing naturally occurring wetlands. Such a priviledge to protect, restore & work with landholders & land managers to ensure everyone (including plants & animals) enjoy them for a long time to come. 

[31 December 2022]...

Climate Justice,Post COP27 Experience sharing and CSO Collaboration building hosted by Somali Greenpeace Association in collaboration with Pan African Climate Justice Alliance and Ma'ib Development Organization was held for the CSO in Baidoa city of Somalia. The youth activists in Baidoa rarely get enough support in raising their voices,building their capacity or even sharing their struggles but this meeting was different. We encountered many eager activists that shared their stories and how they were fighting to educating their communities of what climate injustices are. SOGPA's drive to bring them together and offering them a capacity building workshop just fuelled them up and geared them to do more in the coming 2023.

[25December 2022]...

Somali Greenpeace Association concluded two days capacity building workshop on climate justice for CSOs, COP27 experience sharing and consultation on  what civil society organizatiions could do together in 2023 to achieve sustainable healthy environment  in Somalia. Environmental organizations and environmentalists have been on the rise in the last 3 years and bringing them together to join hands and combat climate injustices is a priority for the Somali Greenpeace Association. 

[19 December 2022]...

"Climate Crisis are causing more people to migrate and we need  immediate action to prevent further climate mobility" Said Executive Director Hassan Mowlid Yasin  during the international migrants  day at an event that was organized  by IOM - UN Migration  Horn of Africa Community Development Action - HACDA  in Mogadishu Somalia. 

[18 November 2022]...

On Solutions day I had the honour of attending an event hosted at the Italian Pavillion by Professor Franco Cotana and a team of his from CIRIAF and University of Perugia on Albedo as a strategy for rapid global warming mitigation and control. The Centro Interuniversitario of Ricerca sull'Inquinamento e Ambientale of Italy has long been working on the research of environmental related topics and technologies with the most prominent universities in Italy. Albedo refers to the percentage of solar radiation reflected by a surface or an object measured on a scale from zero to one, with one being the most reflective.9 Surfaces with high albedos, such as snow-covered land, reflect high percentages of shortwave solar radiation preventing conversion to longwave infrared radiation that heats both the surface and the atmosphere. Controlling these aspects will heavily reduce the global warming.

[17 November 2022]...

As organizations,institutions,academia and head of states continue with the campaigns, dialogues,potrayals and discussions at Sharm-al-sheikh where the COP27 blazes, we reach yet another huge topic that needs alot of light but nonetheless many dont talk about.
This was an opportunity to showcase that climate change wasnt affecting only humans but as well biodiversity. Infact research from different institutions has been showcased to prove this.

[15 November 2022]...

The just transitions to green pathways is milestone to be achieved and many countries are joining in the efforts of moving away from the traditioinal fossil fuel based energy. The future is bright and while many companies both big and small have showcased ideas of transitioning to the usage of hydropower many small entrepreuners have set their eyes on the utilization  and expansion of solar power while others strongly believe that agricultural products and leftovers can also although its ability to be harvested in large scale as compared to the hydro/solar/wind seems small. 

[14 November 2022]...

''AFRICA is not a Country and the world needs to wake to this. On this day,the Africans came together to show their differences and their similarites. The diversity and the oneness.They showcased that they are made of different people with different needs. They do share one thing though but not only with themselves but also with the world and thats the environment,the planet. With the developed world causing havoc and destruction to the environment on their side, the unknowing,unindustrialized countries,unsuspecting citizens of underdeveloped but happy people of Africa are hit with droughts, famines and some typhoons out of nowhere. The labelization of africa as a county has to stop. The private companies and countries causing the above mentioned problems with their pollutions and unethical exploitation of the ecosystem will be publishing on paper that they will be financing/pledging africa with a certain billions of dollars but when the math is done it might not even be enough to cover the damage caused in one african country let alone the 54 African states. Stop labelizing Africa as a country,'' said Khalid M.Abdille on Africa day at the Africa day infront of the COP27 gathering.

[14 November 2022]...

The COP27 brought the right people for networking and raised the right questions. Of course the world doesnt just need the advocacy. We also need to network to raise our voices and unite to amplify our campaigns in different households, communities,states and simultaneous regions. What better way to do that other than obesrving justice and allowing the cradle of life to showcase how better to do that. What better day to do it other than Gender day.
Today was all about the ideas,solutions and the get-arounds the women had and have to the problems caused by men. It was all about balance. It was about the voices of the ignored part of the society. The ignored people with the right solutions and care and love for not only the environment but also for mankind. Climate change cant be reversed without the women in the fight. 

[10 November 2022]...

Somali Greenpeace Association's,Programme Manager, Khalid M.Abdille met with Russia's The V.I Vernadsky Foundation representer Mr Khalid and with Norways Refugee Council's Mrs.Birkewand. Mr Abdille and Birkewand discussed lengthly on the developments and plans NRC have to combat climate change and what they are doing to support the heavily affected people of Somalia since their organization has a strong presence in most parts of Somalia. She clarified that they are looking at ways to support the climate affected communities and that NRC always looks out for the best interest of the communities it supports. Meanwhile on the other hand the Vernadsky Foundation and Somali Greenpeace Asscoiation discussed the potential possibilities of having a partnership of the east,west and central areas of the globe to come together and fight for a climate justice while there is time. Russians are also seeing the effects of climat change and experiencing it although the conditions might differ than the ones in Somalia is what Mr.Khalid from V.I Vernadsky Foundation said. 

Science has come a long way and it is time that our scientist reverse the climate change causing agents in the atmosphere. SCIENTISTS TIME IS NOW.


[10 November 2022]...

Somali Greenpeace Association's,Programme Manager, Khalid M.Abdille met with Russia's The V.I Vernadsky Foundation representer Mr Khalid and with Norways Refugee Council's Mrs.Birkewand. Mr Abdille and Birkewand discussed lengthly on the developments and plans NRC have to combat climate change and what they are doing to support the heavily affected people of Somalia since their organization has a strong presence in most parts of Somalia. She clarified that they are looking at ways to support the climate affected communities and that NRC always looks out for the best interest of the communities it supports. Meanwhile on the other hand the Vernadsky Foundation and Somali Greenpeace Asscoiation discussed the potential possibilities of having a partnership of the east,west and central areas of the globe to come together and fight for a climate justice while there is time. Russians are also seeing the effects of climat change and experiencing it although the conditions might differ than the ones in Somalia is what Mr.Khalid from V.I Vernadsky Foundation said. 

Science has come a long way and it is time that our scientist reverse the climate change causing agents in the atmosphere. SCIENTISTS TIME IS NOW.

[10 November 2022]...

Somalia CSOs for environment and  climate change SoCAN participated and raised questions concerning induced climate change migration in a road map to resilience, financing climate action to address vulnerability, food security and human rights.As the only Somali CSO physically present at the forum,it was vital that those questions be raised and discusions held in our presence. The presentations showcased presented enough data to show that the climate migration is not a light situation and that it needs action and alot of financing as well emotional support to the affected communities. Somalia is one of those countries and the presence of SOGPA,which is also part of the Somali Civil Society Action Network  paved way for the right questions to be asked.

[09 November 2022]...

Somali Greenpeace  Association director Mr Hassan Mowlid attended high level panel discussion on climate crisis & security nexus organized by the Germany government in COP27. He asked questions concerning how the government would reach its net zero emissions by 2050, & LossDamage compensation 4 Africa. 

As world leaders come together in negotiations, discussions and side events become lively, the SOGPA delegates become active and engaging.

[06 November 2022]...

Civil Society Organisations from Africa must  be given attention on finance adaptation issues for Africa, ahead of the 27th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change  in COP27. Enough discussions have been had about policies but not many have been had around the implementation and finance on the adaptation. 


[06 November 2022]...

Ahead of COP27 Somali Greenpeace clearly states its position on the position of the Somali community from the decisions and negotiations to be discussed in Egypt. We[SOGPA] demand that communities at the frontline of climate crisis (youth, women, indigenous people, pastoralists, fisherfolks) participate in the design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of climate action interventions at all levels.


[02 November 2022]...

Somali Greenpeace Association in collaboration with Action 4 Environment have concluded two day consultation pre-cop27 youth Climate change event in Somalia. Many thanks to SIDA and the Swedish Embassy in Somalia and UNDP Somalia for supporting this event. One of the outcome of this meeting was demand of loss and damage compensations. 


[24 October 2022]...

Somali Greenpeace Association was part of the Somali youth that have hosted youth delegates from Ethiopia in  Somalia as part of plant African Fraternity Regional. It was also intended to create collaboration between the two nations' youth to tackle  climate catastrophes and the campaign for the Green Legacy Initiative led by the Dr.Abiye Ahmed,the prime minister of Ethiopia.

The three day event was an engaging moment from the youth of the two countries and several notable actions took place at famous sites like the Somali National University where more than a hundred trees were planted. 


[13 October 2022]...

Somali Greenpeace Association in collaboration with OXFAM has mobilized a highly organized workshop on influencing skills for the young activists that advocate for climate change stories in Somalia.

The workshop that was conducted in a peer-to-peer form  was effectively carried out and the participants exchanged their experiences and tactics on how they best influence their target audiences. A number of tasks was developed and discussed as part of the workshop and this improved the dynamics and influencing techniques of the less experienced attendees of the program.


[12 October 2022]...

Somali Greenpeace Association, PACJA, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, AAPS, KPCG, Forum C, CCC-E and RCCDN kick off the Climate Justice Torch conference at Sarova Pan Africa for the East and Horn of Africa. One Africa One Voice for COP27 is the message we carry for world leaders. Addressing issues facing the regions and bringing to the fore the voices of vulnerable communities. Africa is awake, waiting and watching for the path its leaders will follow in such a crucial time. A time where inaction will cost the african citizens dearly.


[23 September 2022]...

Action 4 Environment and SOGPA collaborate on the organization of an event session on the occasion of 21st September, International Peace Day, a program on Climate Change, Peace, and Security Nexus in Somalia.
The program brought together peace activists,climate advocaters and security professionals to discuss the current issues faced by Somalia in recent years among other pressing issues.

The connection between peace and climate change is a topic that does not get enough recognition from the local somali citizens but the Somali CSOs like Somali Greenpeace Association and A4E are on the forefront of advocacy and awareness campagin in eduacting them and preparing them how climate change can take part in the creation of insecurity and new conflicts between brethren communities.  

[15 August 2022]...

Oxfam and SOGPA collaborate on a capacity building training to deliver training and do the mobilization of the CSO,academicians and the youth. The training focused on the methodologies of  creating,delivering and implementing an effective message on climate justice mobilization movement.
It emphasized on the efficacy,clarity and concreteness of the content to be delivered to audiences of all types.

The 2 day training came to conclusion with a positive result wherein the participants showed a higher understanding of what a powerful advocacy campain should be and the qualities it should have.

[30 July 2022]...

Floods, landslides, soaring temperatures, drought, rising sea & water levels are causing unprecedented migration, displacement & impacting human mobility in East & Horn of Africa. Leaders and heads of government from East & Horn of Africa, UNmigration, UNFCCC & partners are meeting in Kampala, Uganda to discuss solutions and call for action on Climate  Change, Migration & Displacement ahead of COP27.

Millions of people are affected by climate change in the region. Somali Greenpeace attended the discussions as part of the CSO from Somalia to proudly convey and tell the story of how climate change is displacing the local somalis from their ancestral lands into urbanized lifestyle.


[24 July 2022]...

SOGPA has hosted one of the most anticipated side event discussed on how effective natural resource management can be pathway to peace in Africa during the African Protected Areas Congress at the African CSOs Biodiversity Alliance . Big thanks to the panelists Ms Gertrude Nyangi, Founder and Executive Director of Support for Women in Agriculture and

Environment, Wassa Cisse, An impact analyst at the Best Seller Foundation, Allassane Makadassu Technical Director of African Wild Life Foundation. Mr Hassan Mowlid Yasin, Excutive Director of Somali Greenpeace Association and Simagele Msweli Youth programme officer at African Wildlife foundation

A consensus emerging from the side event was that it is important to build the capacity of CSOs in order to effectively manage and conserve biodiversity.


[5 July 2022]...

Najma Nor Omar one of our staff member participated in the second cohort of Nairobi Summer School of Climate Justice organised by Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA).

Nairobi summer school of climate justice would produce young people equipped with the knowledge of climate justice.

Somali Greenpeace Association is very excited to take part the 2nd edition of the Nairobi Summer School Summit for Climate Justice taking place at Kenyatta University Main Campus, in Kenya that brings together all climate justice advocates and ambassadors across the African Continent. SOGPA was also part of the first cohort and has shown a tradition of showing its presence in climate resilience programs. 

[24 June 2022]...

Somali Greenpeace Assocaition feels honoured to have been part of the panel discussion on Empowering African Youth Voices for a peaceful and climate resilient future in the Egypt. The meeting was attended by the executive director,Hassan M.Yasin,who  highlighted the initiatives the Somali youth are taking to combat climate change crisis in Somalia at the AswanForum in Egypt. He also expressed how best the youth initiatives can and should be supported. 


[17 June 2022]...

Somalia hosted the first environmental summit of its kind at its heart Mogadishu on the 15th and 16th of June to bring academicians,researchers,students and climate activists. Mogadishu Environmental Summit,a platform that brought together numerous sectors in combatting climate issues and environmental related problems in Somalia, a problem that has developed a trend of re-occurence in the last 3 decades has shed light on the plight of the somali people .Somali Greenpeace Association executive director, Hassan M.Yasin  was part of the invited guest of honors and has highlighted  how the Somali youth are part of the solutions in tackling climate change and environmental degradations.

[06 June 2022]...

Somali Greenpeace Association in collaboration with OXFAM conducted a one day workshop to celebrate and raise awareness on the environment in Mogadishu. World environment day celebrated on every 5th June worldwide is a reminder of how much we should appreciate our environment. The themes selected to represent each year for the last decade show how delicate and fragile it is becoming. ''Nature deserves to be nurtured and cared for,after all,it takes of us too when we need it the most,''said Khalid M.Abdille,Programme Manager of Somali Greenpeace Association at the workshop.


[26 May2022]...

Local youth gather in the monthly informal pep talk show named 'Popcorn and Environment' meant to increase the awareness of the local youth on the climate issues happening within their society and around them throughout the world. Mr Hassan  M.Yasin  was the guest of honour of the May monthly talk of the show. He was acccompanied by the communication officer of the  organization Mr Abdishakur A. Mohamud on the event. They encouraged the creators of the show to keep up the good work and reach the rural communities if they can.


[25 May2022]...

''We calls for delivery of promised $100 billion a year in climate finance and more progress on loss and damage at Stockholm forum'' voice of Mr Yasin. Somali Greenpeace Association's director affirms his stand on the promises being made every now and then but withour execution. He says he wants to see the promised money being delivered and more being done and actions taken at the Stockholm forum.



[25 May2022]...

Mr Abdishakur A. Mohamud and Mr Khalid M.Abdille represented Somali Greenpeace Assocation in a 3 day capacity building session on organizational communication which was held for Somali CSOs to boost their reach.The objective of the training was to equip participants with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to develop effective communication competences and provide the participants with relevant information regarding different forms of communication and their appropriate use.

The training-workshop was attended by twelve (12) civil society organizations comprising of various sections.



[19 May2022]...

Hassan M.Yasin debriefs more than 50 civil societies during the Stockholm50 youth consultation in Somalia on how the Somali Youth are engaging in the international negotiations. He emphasized on the opportunities the Somali youth have to tackle their problems and how they can be role-players in the solution. He iterated that the Somali youth make up 70% of the population and with the right skills and tools,they can make the differnece.





[17 May2022]...

Ahead of the Sustainable Energy for All in Kigali, Somali Greenpeace Assocation,Programme Manager, Khalid M.Abdille takes part in the  Youth Advocacy Clinic: Just & Inclusive Energy Transition for young African activists who have become powerful global voices calling for governments to advance just and equitable energy transitions to step-up ambition and accelerate progress hosted by Carnegie Mellon University Africa in collaboration with  Pan African Climate Justice Alliance and World Resources Institute.



[11 May2022]...

In a two day consultation, Office of the Prime Minister Directorate of Environment & Climate Change, SIDA, UNDP and Local CSO and Somali NGO's concluded by joining our voices together to demand climate justice ahead of the Stockholm+50 to be hosted in Stockholm early June. Somali Greenpeace Association had the opportunity to brief the participants on its views and how the somali youth see the fight with the climate problems in the somali peninsula. We also highlighted the nature based solutions available in general that can be integrated to the system in addition to the voices calling for climate justice.


[28 April 2022]...

Mr Hassan M.Yasin participates in the African Regional Conference on Loss and Damages and Climate finance in Malawi. ''Can humanitarian assistance be considered as climate finance?'' one of the issues the executive director of Somali Greenpeace Association has raised in the conference when addressing some of the losses and damages Somalia is suffering as result of climate change impacts. It is time to reconsider our priorities and actions. No more sugar-coating the climate crisis with humanitarian aid. Humanitarian aid is a geographical based occurence but climate crisis affects us all and the more we ignore it the more the problems escalate.

[28 March 2022]...

Somali people have the right to get climate justice and get compensated to the loss and damages caused by climate change impacts. In a two day workshop we; Somali Greenpeace Association,Oxfam Somalia,African Youth Commission and Natural Justice, concluded by joining our voices together to demand climate justice The networking and engagement of different civil societies was a learning and experience gaining for all the parties. 


[21 March 2022]...

Increased loss of livelihood have led to massive deforestation, worsening climate change impacts. Addressing climate change must be holistic - invest in sustainable jobs including sustainable agro-forest enterprises. In regards to this International Forest Day

Somali Greenpeace Association engaged the grass root levels on the importance of preventing deforestation and planting more trees. 


[16 February 2022]...

Somali Greenpeace Association had the opportunity to facilitate the African Regional Consultation at the Global Youth Environmental Assembly in Nairobi. Assessing the Meaningful inclusion of youth voices in Decision making process in the environmental governance space.


[16 February 2022]...

Somali Greenpeace Association executive director Mr. Hassan Mowlid yasin  met  with Mr. Per Linger the ambassador of Sweden to Somalia , UNDP Somalia  staff and other Civil society organizations in Somalia. They discussed on how best to achieve on sustainable health planet and @StockholmPlus50 engagement.


[14 February 2022]...

Somali Greenpeace Association has held the National Youth Environmental Assembly prior to the upcoming Global Youth Environmental Assembly and the UN Environmental Assembly in Nairobi. The event which was hybrid brought together civil society organizations, youth, women and government officials to discuss on the environmental governance, pressuring environmental issues, youth engagement on UN  and CYMG of UNEP. Thanks to the great contributions from the attendees such as Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Directorate of Environment OPM, PACJA, UNSOM. 


[22 December 2021]...

Today  UrurKaab FCGSweden  has  visited our HQ office in Muqdisho.The visit was both about capacity assessment  and future possible partnership between our two organizations. UrurKaab highlighted  the dedication of SOGPA  to achieve healthy Sustainable environment in Somalia.

[03 December 2021]...

Somali Greenpeace Association participated in a 5 day capacity building and cross learning workshop in Ukunda county,Kenya.During the cross learning visit in Kenya, we visited Nbuyuni beach management unit. We learned how they do the sea weed farming, how the local marine protected areas work and how they benefit from the conservation process. 

[23 Novenber 2021]...

Somali Greenpeace Association participated in a 2 day consultative meeting with youth representatives across Somalia to discuss the development of UN Somalia youth strategy from 21-22. The strategy aims to equip the youth with necesary tools for peace and economic prosperity. 

In attendance was the Director General of the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Somalia


  

[18 November2021]...

A training first of its kind on climate change and its impacts has been conducted for the community of Galdogob by Somali Greenpeace Association,a national civil society organisation.The training was held on a time much needed for such kind of awareness and mass education since severe droughts have been reported from various sectors of the country.The training has been attended by the various parts of the community;women, children,youth and men.

[21 October 2021]...

Somali Greenpeace Association in parnership with African Youth Initiative on climate change and Pan African Climate Justice Alliance, as part of the 15 days of action in countdown to COP26 - UN Climate Change Conference have conducted stakeholders consultation on how to engage the Somali youth in the climate change policy formulation in the capital of Somalia,Muqdisho. More than 50 people participated in this trainings and panel discussion. The participants expressed more of like this event is needed to take place in the country. More than 50 people participated in this trainings and panel discussion. The participants expressed the need for more of events like this to take place in the country.  

[09 September 2021]...

Somali Greenpeace Association in parnership with African Youth Initiative on climate change and Pan African Climate Justice Alliance held a training on Climate Change and its Impacts in Abudwak,Somalia.

The training hosted 50 people from the different sectors of the societies such as local authorities,youth associations,students and elders.The training was part of our ongoing training campaigns and intergenerational dialogues for youth in engaging policy formulation for climate change in Somalia.

We highly thank Farxiyo Jeyte Waddani ,our focal point in Galmudug state, and her team for organizing such a marvellous training.

[26 August 2021]...


K.M.Abdille, technical advisor and environmental expert at Somali Greenpeace Association participated and presented two day programme organized by the Directorate of Environment and Climate Change FGS.The programme was about workshop consultative dialogue meeting for environmental stakeholders and public policy dialogue on the national-global environmental nexus. 


[22 August 2021]...

 SOGPA held a training to train 31 people from the various parts of the community mainly youth on the Impacts of climate change on cities. After the training, we had vigorous discussion and a Q&A session on how this impacts could be maintained.


Mr. Hassan Mowlid Yasin, Vice-chairperson of Somali Greenpeace Association met with Mr. Christophe Matthew Hodder, head of UN Environment Programme in Somalia. They have discussed on ways to improve the Environmental and Climate change conditions in Somalia. 

SOGPA attended Africa's COP26 Countdown in the Context of COVID 19 Abuja, Nigeria. We highly thank for our partner Pan Africa Climate Justice Alliance for inviting us to the event. It was both learning and voice raising event.

SOGPA Trained more than 30 people on the importance of Managing wastewater and the value it contains.

SOGPA trained coastal communities in Barawe district Somalia. A workshop on the importance of conserving and protecting the marine lives was delivered. Thanks to Fathiya Abdulmajid, Head of Admin and Finance of Pan African Climate Justice Alliance[PACJA] for opening our training Programme.

On the fifth of June 2021, we celebrate world environmental day. As part of the theme of ecosystem restoration, Somali Greenpeace Association has planted 43 trees in Somali National University in Abudwak district of Somalia. The Somali National University in Abudwak was one of the degraded lands in Somalia. These trees would not only restore but also provide food and fruits, It would also provide shade as well prevent soil erosion in the University.

We highly thank the Ministry of Environment and Natural resource in Galmudug State of Somalia for giving us the permission to carry out the restoration activities. We would also thank for the General director of Somali National University in Abudwak, Prof Mohamud Dahir for his support, the teachers and the director of Somali Greenpeace Association Mrs Farhiyo Jayte Shire Wadani and her team in Galmudug state of Somalia for her very hardworking for making this to happen.


SOGPA addresses to young female students as part of its one student one tree initiative to conserve and protect our Biodiversity


Somali Greenpeace Association in Partnership with African youth Initiative on climate change have planted 60 trees in Somali national Police academy. The objective was to engage the police in protecting the environment.


Hassan Mowlid Yasin, vice chairperson of  Somali Greenpeace Association attended climate change and covid 19 nexus in Ethiopia. He Has raised climate change issue in Somalia . Thanks to Pan African Climate Justice Alliance for Arranging the event.

Our focal point Ifrah Hassan farah together with the principal and the students of Galdogob primary and secondary school have done tremendous job. They have prepared the land of the school to be planted with trees as part of our campaign of one student one tree planting and environmental education programme. We highly thank the students and the the principal the efforts they are placing on this. Somali Greenpeace Association would continue supporting on this as it takes measures to prevent the COVID19. 

Somaliland Climate Action Initiative in Partnership with Somali Greenpeace Association have conducted Nature Based solutions trainings. This training was delivered maximum 20 students from the faculty of environment in University of Hargeisa. This was part of a five day programme that was aimed to raise our climate change issues and implement possible nature based solutions. The last day was practical nature based solutions where 50 trees were planted in the University of Hargeisa, Somalia


Somali Greenpeace Association in Partnership with African Youth Initiative in Climate Change, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance, have planted 34 trees in wadajir district Mogadishu Somalia in World Earth day. The event hosted the authority of Wadajir district as well as the community of that district.



 Field training on the importance of planting trees in carbon reduction 

[12 July2023]...

Attending the Somalia NDC (Nationally Determined Contributions) Review and Development of Implementation Plan workshop sounds like a significant step towards environmental sustainability and climate action. Setting an ambitious goal of achieving a 30% emissions reduction below business-as-usual levels by 2030 demonstrates a strong commitment to addressing climate change.

NDCs play a crucial role in the global effort to combat climate change, as they outline a country's specific targets and actions to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change. Collaborating with partners to work towards a sustainable future shows a united front in tackling these challenges.

It's heartening to see Somalia actively participating in shaping its climate policies and striving for meaningful contributions to global emission reduction efforts. This kind of commitment is vital for building a more resilient and environmentally responsible future for all.