Somaliland: SSE and Stakeholders to Brainstorm Economic Development and Job Creation

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Symposium on Entrepreneurs’ Role in Economic Development & Job Creation

By: Yusuf M Hasan

HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) – Various stakeholders from the diaspora, University students, Public and private sectors are to hold discussions on “Entrepreneurs’ Role in Economic Development & Job Creation”

According to Mr Eid Ali Ahmed of the Somaliland Societies in Europe- SSE who invited all members of the society currently in the country to participate informed that the Discussions shall be contacted at a Symposium on Entrepreneurs’ Role in Economic Development & Job Creation to be held at Hargeisa University on 30th June 2013

Established in 2001 the Somaliland Societies in Europe– SSE and it is a network of organizations representing about 45 Somaliland community organizations from 11 European countries is a voice for Somaliland organizations in Europe.

“This Symposium is an integral part of the Somaliland Employment Conference – Getting Somaliland to Work to be held 1 – 2 July at Mansoor Hotel” informed Eid Ali who is a Chartered Fellow CIPD, MBA, PGCE and currently Associate Lecturer at Cardiff University & Business, Management and Development Consultant

this unique symposium which is the first of its kind in the country in which SSE’s is encouraging local Universities students to attend in order to inspire them to be innovative in creating their own businesses, becoming self-employed and convincing them that the illegal migration is extremely dangerous and no longer Europe is panacea.

The SSE is specifically encouraging students from local universities to attend the symposium as a prelude to inspiring them to be innovative in creating their own business thus become self-employed in addition to convincing them that the illegal migration is extremely dangerous and no longer is Europe panacea

The SSE looks forward to your attendance in this unique and noble event.

Draft PROGRAM of EVENTS: Symposium on Entrepreneurs’ Role in Economic Development & Job Creation

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Date: 30th June 2013

Venue: Hargeisa, University

8:00 – 8:30 Registration

8:30 – 8:35 Welcome & Opening: Dr Abdi Hussein Gas, Vice- Chancellor, and Hargeisa University

8:45 – 9:00 Video: Somaliland Past & Present

9:00 – 9:15 Eid Ali Ahmed, Presentation on Somaliland Entrepreneurs’ Role in Economic Development and Job Creation

9:15 – 9:55 Panel Discussion – Showcasing Successful Somaliland New Entrepreneurs; session to moderated and led by Mohamed Shukri Jama, Chairman of Somaliland Chamber of Commerce & Industry

9:55 –10:10 Breaks

10:10 –10:25 Interactive Questions & Answers Session

10:25 –11:05 Panel Discussion: Somaliland Universities’ Vice Chancellors

11:05 – 11:15 Abdi Dirir, Governor of Somaliland Central Bank – The Path to Successful Somaliland Economic and Business Growth

11:15 – 12:00 Panel Discussions: Strategies and Practise – Achievements and Challenges

Ø Dr Saad A Shire -Minister for Planning and Development

Ø Mohamud A Barre – Minister for Labour & Social Affairs

Ø Abdul-Aziz Samale – Minister for Finance

Ø Dr Mohamed Omar Abdilahi – Minister for Commerce and International Investment

12:00 – 12:05 Sum up & Close

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