AgriFood: Investing in Somali Enterprises

November 17th, 2014
During the formal launch of Global Somali Diaspora in the Netherlands, we presented a new project called Agrifood. The project aims to enhancing Food Security in the Horn of Africa through Diaspora Investment in Agriculture. The project is financed by international fund for agriculture development (IFAD) and contracted with BiD Network. HIRDA and Collert are…

Guiding Somali Girls into Dutch life

October 20th, 2014
HIRDA Foundation is committed to the development of the Somali community in the Netherlands in the areas of education, health, sports integration, peace building and women empowerment. As a part of its integration program, HIRDA will implement a new project “Link Up and Learn”. It aims to involve Somali girls and young women (age 16 to 30) into the Dutc…

HIRDA Implements Cross-border Projects

September 29th, 2014
For the past two years, HIRDA, in partnership with Oxfam and other local partners, has been implementing a range of cross-border projects in Eastern Africa. The projects comprising of school hygiene and sanitation, agricultural seed processing, and relief projects have, particularly, been aimed at the cross-border communities in Somaliland and Ethiopia

HIRDA to Present Findings of FGM Research on Africa Day

September 29th, 2014
HIRDA foundation will present the findings of a report on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on the occasion of Africa Day. HIRDA collaborated with Oxfam Novib in a large impact-evaluation study to conduct a research about the current state of FGM practices in Somalia.Since 2012, Oxfam has been working on a tool to evaluate the impact of their projects worldwid…
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