Adapting UN Sustainable Development Goals to Somali Situation: Using Puntland Somalia as a Case Study

Author(s): Abdisalam M Issa-Salwe

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Published: 2020-01-08

Abstract:

UN Sustainable Development Goals to Somali Situation is an opportunity for the future of Somalia. The majority of the issues stated in the UN Sustainable Development Goals are relevant and adaptable to the Somali situation as they can help to tackle ending poverty and to ensure prosperity. The UN agenda is a landmark which is to provide a shared global effort to achieve sustainable development by 2030 world-wide.

In 2015, 193 governments came together to agree on an action plan to deal with how to save the planet earth. The participants signed to the adopted 17 goals, with 169 associated targets on 25 September 2015, which would solve significant issues which impact on the world.[1] The agenda is a commitment and a landmark which is to provide a shared global effort of achieving sustainable development by 2030 world-wide, and ensuring that no one is left behind. (UN, 2015) This paper fosters the idea of adopting the UN Sustainable Development Goals to Somalia by using Puntland[2] as a case study. In the first part of this work looks at how the goals could fit Puntland and the second part forwards how ICT can be used to deliver, control and link the various parts of the goals, targets and their indicators.

[1] The numbers of indicators are 241. However, nine indicators repeat under two or three different targets. Therefore, the actual total number of individual indicators is 230.

[2] Puntland is one of the regional states of the Somali Federal Republic. It is situated in the north-eastern part of Somalia




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