Puntland Network Forum
Puntland Network Forum is a non-profit organization registered with the Ministry of Culture and Social Services of the local government of Somalia to promote self-empowerment and personal development of young people at local, national and international level. Puntland Network Forum is established by young professionals working to improve the well-being of the youths in the community and has been operational in Puntland State since 2014.
Given the high rate of youth unemployment, the association involves young people to identify, create and develop new ways of self-employment through training, capacity building and partnering with financial institutions. Other emerging issues have been a high number of youths that are addicted to drugs, epidemic and lack of proper sanitation.
Puntland Network Forum is focused in engaging young people with the ideas of entrepreneurship and capacity building programs towards self-reliance. Our youth mentorship program helps engage youths especially girls to get empowered. The girl empowerment projects promote and create awareness for girl leadership and social development. The projects also help to nurture talents through cultural practices to enhance social cohesion among youths and this is an opportunity for the youths to learn various diversities of both intercultural and multicultural practices.