Minneapolis, Minnesota - March 16, 2013. Shuraako hosted a meeting attended by 94 members of the Somali diaspora community to discuss how we can work together to connect investors with business opportunities in Somaliland, Puntland, and South Central Somalia. The meeting was introduced by Imam Sheik Sa'ad Roble, an influential elder in Minneapolis's
In celebration of International Women's Day, Shuraako is highlighting the important role that women play as forces of change in Somalia’s economic development and future.
The Shuraako team recently met with Abdullahi Salaad Warsame, a prominent businessman and former politician, to learn more about the current investment climate in Mogadishu, Somalia. Warsame believes that the time is ripe for job opportunities in the city because the new government has done much to stabilize and rebuild.
When Somaliland Beverage Industries (SBI) opened its Hargaisa bottling plant in May 2012, it symbolized the stabilization that was taking place across the region. The story of Somalia is becoming less about pirates and terrorists an
In his book "The People of Minnesota: Somalis in Minnesota." Ahmed Ismail Yusuf claims that three words best describe the Somali people: sahan, or pioneer; martisoor, meaning hospitality, and war, a Somali word that literally mea
At Shuraako we work across a range of channels to highlight double bottom line opportunities available to social entrepreneurs and investors in Somalia. One of our specialties is using video and social media to introduce the world to local producers in the region.
One of the major goals of Shuraako is to connect Investors with great initiatives for Investing in Somalia. Shuraako is very pleased to announce that it has been able to connect Somali Fair Fishing (a Danish-Somali initiative) with an additonal investor in the U.S.
This past October, SFF's Project Manager, fisherman Kurt Bertelsen Christensen took an extensive trip to Somaliland to talk to (potential) fishermen in the area and to discuss their challenges and how Somali Fair Fishing can support them. He wrote a short impression of some of his meetings with the people in Somaliland and their worries.