Swalim News and Events
Somali Government and United Nations call for investment in alternative energy and strong policies to halt charcoal trade
Mogadishu, 8 May 2018. At the closing of the international conference on charcoal in Mogadishu this week, the Government of Somalia and the United Nations have jointly called for stronger national and regional policies, and further investment in developing alternative sources of energy and alternative livelihoods in Somalia, to stop the illegal export of charcoal from the country.
FAO SWALIM supports mapping of groundwater sources for priority humanitarian interventions in Somalia
Access to water is a basic human need, and achieving full coverage remains a challenge in many areas of Somalia. To address this, FAO SWALIM has supported the Somalia ministries and institutions
SWALIM has set up nine data centres in collaboration with Ministries in Somalia as part of its strategic approach in capacity building, it has continually concentrated on training staff from the data centres, ministries and other partners in Somalia. It is anticipated that with time, these institutions will be able to fully take over the work done by SWALIM with little external support.
Journal PublicationsAssessment of Charcoal Driven Deforestation Rates in a Fragile Rangeland Environment in North Eastern Somalia Using Very High Resolution Imagery