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SYDP UAE 13-14 August 2017

IORA Somalia and Yemen Development Programme (SYDP)
on Banking & Artisanal Fisheries
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
13-14 August 2017

The Federal Republic of Somalia and Yemen are facing a number of challenges that impact negatively on employment generation and poverty alleviation programmes. In this regard, the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) are organising a Special Capacity Building Program for Somalia and Yemen hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 13-14 August 2017 in Abu Dhabi.  

The focus of the training program will be on Cooperative Banking and Artisanal Fisheries. The fisheries sector represents an important source of income, which can also contributes to job creation, food security and poverty alleviation in both Yemen and Somalia. There is also the need to have proper financial services which could influence the development of artisanal fisheries and to promote access to appropriate banking services. 

The Somalia-Yemen Development Program will bring together experts and officials of Somalia and Yemen and IORA Member States with a view to:

  1. To promote the sharing of knowledge and best practices of IORA Member States in Somalia/Yemen;
  2. To integrate the less privileged and marginalized communities of Somalia/Yemen; and,
  3. To enhance the capacity for human development in Somalia/Yemen.


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