iRise Hub Newsletter — Your May Edition, 2023

iRise Hub Newsletter — Your May Edition, 2023

 
 

During a working visit, the UNIDO Somalia team, along with representatives from the UNIDO HQ office, paid a visit to the iRise Hub office. This visit marked the beginning of a new collaboration between iRise Hub and UNIDO for the BIC Somali project, which is currently accepting its first round of applications. Both parties expressed their enthusiasm for the strengthened and expanded collaboration in the future. As part of the visit, the iRise Hub management provided the guests with a comprehensive tour of the office facilities and workspace.

 
 

Finance and Pricing Strategies: Guest Lecture in the TNE Program

Finance and Pricing Strategies: Guest Lecture in the TNE Program

 

We were honored to host Mr. Mohamud, a successful entrepreneur running a clothing business in Mogadishu, as our guest lecturer. He shared his entrepreneurial journey, the challenges he faced, and his strategies for managing stocks, orders, and finances. The session concluded with a Q&A, allowing participants to gain further insights from his expertise.

 

Legal Workshop for Non-Legal Aid Orgs in Banaadir

On 23rd – 24th May 2023, representatives from iRise Hub, attended a workshop organized by the Somali Women Development Centre (SWDC) on Common Legal Issues and Referral Pathways for Non-Legal Aid Organizations. The workshop aimed to equip staff members from various non-legal aid organizations with knowledge on legal issues faced by their beneficiaries and how to refer them to appropriate legal services.

The participants discussed challenges in the justice system, like lack of awareness about victims’ rights, bribery, victim shaming, and concerns related to family law. The participants emphasized the importance of identifying legal issues and connecting beneficiaries with legal aid services such as awareness, counseling, assistance, and representation. The presenters highlighted the need for confidentiality and informed consent when dealing with legal matters.

 

This month, we introduced MinbarPost, a platform for thought-provoking articles. In our first article, titled “What is the Future for Somali’s 4.5 System?” Abdikarem Maruf delved into an important topic that sparks conversations about governance. We encourage you to read the article and share your thoughts in the replies. Additionally, Mr. Yussuf Sharif contributed an insightful piece on the cyclical humanitarian crisis in Beledweyne, offering potential solutions to address the challenges.

Successful Completion Emotional Intelligence Training:

We were honored to host Mr. Mohamud, a successful entrepreneur running a clothing business in Mogadishu, as our guest lecturer. He shared his entrepreneurial journey, the challenges he faced, and his strategies for managing stocks, orders, and finances. The session concluded with a Q&A, allowing participants to gain further insights from his expertise.

Roundtable Discussion on 15 May and Somali Youth Empowerment:

We organized a thought-provoking roundtable discussion with young Somalis to explore the significance of 15 May to them. The session focused on youth empowerment through mentorship, training, and job opportunities to overcome challenges and achieve success.

We are thrilled to announce that two of our alumni, Nusayba and Juwayriya, have won first place in both the mobile and web application categories at the #RamadanCodingChallenge!