Go behind-the-scenes with journalist Michael Scott Moore, who was held hostage by Somali pirates and gleaned much from the experience, including myths, the value of forgiveness and more.
On September 4th, CPD launched its fall events through a discussion with Michael Scott Moore, a journalist who survived being held captive by Somali pirates for 977 days.
A glimpse into how Inspire Somalia provided a counterweight to the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab.
According to Markos Kounalakis, without a defined foreign policy, the United States' influence in Africa is likely to decline.
This week’s PD News headlines explored education and its impacts on public diplomacy, from female empowerment to terrorist prevention.
World Bank today approved a US$50 million emergency project - Somalia Emergency Drought Response and Recovery Project (SEDRP, the Project) - to scale up the drought response and recovery effort in Somalia. Somalia is facing its worst drought in decades, with over half the population – an estimated 6.7 million people – in need of humanitarian assistance and recovery support. The Project will address the immediate needs of communities affected by the drought as well as supporting early recovery and improved resilience to future shocks.
Ramadan is usually a time for fasting, prayer and renewal of religious devotion. For some local Muslims, this year’s Ramadan will also be a time to organize and send some relief to those facing hunger and famine. From Toronto to Ottawa and Calgary, members of the International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF) are teaming up with students and Muslim volunteers to prepare and pack about 1,500 supply kits to be delivered to thousands of families in Somalia.
Stefano Manservisi, the EU's Director General for International Development Cooperation visited Somalia and signed a € 48 million new support package to strengthen governance, promote resilience and support vocational training. During his visit, Manservisi held talks with President Farmaajo and met with federal and regional leaders and confirmed the EU's commitment to supporting Somalia in consolidating achievements in security, governance, productive sectors and technical cooperation.