To design effective and durable relief programs for refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs), it is essential to understand the nature and context of the challenges the people living in…

Utz Pape, Lennart Kaplan, James Walsh |

The mobile money market is booming in Somalia. Approximately 155 million transactions, worth $2.7 billion or 36% of gross domestic product (GDP), are recorded every month. Mobile money accounts…

Thilasoni Benjamin Musuku |

In this day and age, writing an academic thesis without access to scholarly research or the internet sounds virtually impossible. Yet this is the reality experienced by many university students in…

Roku Fukui, Hassan Hirsi |

Photo: UNSOM/Flickr Somalia’s capital city of Mogadishu is defined by a complex mix of challenges and opportunities. Despite political and economic struggles, Somalis are innovating to break the…

Roku Fukui, Christopher James Arderne |

أوريا أدامو، 72 عاما وعمدة بلدة صغيرة في جمهورية أفريقيا الوسطى، يخرج بطاقة هويته في قرية ندو بمقاطعة باس ويلي بجمهورية أفريقيا الوسطى حيث فر الآلاف بعد هروبهم من موجة العنف التي بدأت في مايو أيار…

Nicholas Oakeshott, جوناثان مارسكيل, Emily Weedon Chapman, Marie Benihirwe |

Oria Adamo, 72 years old and the mayor of a small town in Central African Republic shows his ID card in the village of Ndu, Bas Uele province, Democratic Republic of the Congo where thousands fled…

Nicholas Oakeshott, Jonathan Marskell, Emily Weedon Chapman, Marie Benihirwe |

Oria Adamo, 72 ans, maire d’une petite localité de République centrafricaine, montre sa carte d’identité. Il se trouve ici dans le village de Ndu, dans la province du Bas-Uele, en République…

Nicholas Oakeshott, Jonathan Marskell, Emily Weedon Chapman, Marie Benihirwe |

Oria Adamo, de 72 años y alcalde de una pequeña aldea en la República Centroafricana, muestra su documento de identidad en el pueblo de Ndu, ubicado en la provincia de Bas Uele (República…

Nicholas Oakeshott, Jonathan Marskell, Emily Weedon Chapman, Marie Benihirwe |

Minister Deqa Yasin Hagi Yusuf discussing key findings of Pathways for Peace with Nancy Lindborg (U.S. Institute of Peace), Oscar Fernandez-Taranco (United Nations), Franck Bousquet (World Bank),…

Deqa Yasin Hagi Yusuf |

Photo: Trocaire | Flickr Creative Commons In war-torn post-1991 Somalia, running water was a scarce commodity, to the misfortune of millions of people. Members of local communities rose to the…

Yolanda Tayler, Nazaneen Ismail Ali, Simeon Sahaydachny, Nataliya Langburd Wright |