International Development Work

Wales Somaliland Link

I helped secure funds and seconded a worker to help develop this project managed by the Somali Progressive Association. It was funded by the Assembly's "Wales for Africa" Programe and sought to use the Somali Diaspora in Wales to further Millennium Development Goals in Somaliland.

There were school links and action groups (bringing together local Somali groups and support agencies) focused on health, education and gender which organised local people to deliver services in Africa utilising their family links.

Provision of medicines, developing mental health and maternity services, equipment for schools, transferring ICT skills are just some examples of the work that resulted.