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[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.

[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.


[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