Ismail Awil left his country of origin, Somaliland, for the Netherlands. Since then, he completed his studies and worked for multiple international organizations.
The Somaliland governance structure is a hybrid one of both traditional and western systems. As far as the rule of law is concerned three legal systems are prevailing: The Somali customary law, the Islamic Sharia and the secular law.
Water is one of the main issues in Somalia. Periods of drought are followed by heavy rainfall, which can cause floodings. Mr. Abdulkadir Gure is one of the very few water management experts.
Fatumo Farah an inspiring Somali woman and the director of HIRDA (Himilo Relief and Development Association). The organization was founded by Somali diaspora and is now one of the biggest diaspora organizations in the Netherlands. Because of this they are often in contact with IOM Netherlands’ CD4D project which focuses on diaspora engagement.
Read about how Mr.Ali sets out to boost the fish industry in Somaliland.