Day 2 - SIF 2016 - Tuesday, September 20

09:00 - 10:15  Donor Programs Addressing Economic Development in Somaliland

 
Join donor programs as they highlight projects supporting Somaliland entrepreneurs, the private sector and economic development in Somaliland.
 
Facilitator:
Abdikarim Gole, Country Director, Somaliland, Shuraako
Panelists:
Dr. Abdi Arman Haji, Market Development Coordinator, DAI/PIMS -  View Presentation
Alan Saffery, Deputy Chief of Party, Growth, Enterprise, Employment & Livelihoods Project (GEEL) - View Presentation
David Phillips, Director, GBRW Ltd.
George Waigi, Team Leader, BDO - SMEF - View Presentation
Hirsi Farah, Deputy Team Leader, SBCF - DAI
Judith Akoth Otieno, Gender Program Analyst, UNDP
Lee Sorensen, Director, Shuraako - View Presentation
Mirjam Horstmeier, Global Programme Manager, Oxfam Work in Progress! Alliance - View Presentation

10:15 - 10:30   Transition Break

10:30 - 12:00   Renewable Energy

Unreliable and costly energy is a common challenge to all Somaliland businesses. This session explores the response of Renewable Energy to the challenge of reliable and affordable electrification. In addition, two new investment vehicles for the renewable energy sector will be announced during the session.
 
Facilitator:
Liban Mohamed, Energy Director, Somaliland Ministry of Energy & Minerals
Panelists:
Abdifatah Omar, Planning Coordinator, Somaliland Ministry of Energy & Minerals
Abdillahi Abdi Awad, CEO, KIMS - View Presentation
Hodan Ali Hassan, Head of Business Development & Marketing, Dahabshil Bank International
Mohamed Abdirahman Farah, Executive Board Member, SomPower
Said Abib, Secretary General of SOMRENA and General Manager of Kaafi Solar - View Presentation
Tony Pelz, Associate Director—Investment Management, Shuraako - View Presentation

10:30 - 12:00  Youth Employment and Enterprise Development

This session will present opportunities for youth in entrepreneurship, employment, skills development, and investment. Organizations working on youth-related programs will highlight opportunities available for the youth in Somaliland.
 
Facilitator:
Abdiqani Dirie, Manager, Shaqodoon Organization - View Presentation
Panelists:
Abdirahman Hassan, Technical Advisor/Project Coordinator, SOS Children’s Village Somaliland
Asha Ahmed, Field Assistant, Somaliland, Shuraako - View Presentation
Ayaan Abdirashid Ibrahim, Student, Hargeisa University
Fadumo Alin, Chairperson and Founder, KAABA
Mohamed Dhabeeye, General Director, Ministry of Youth, Sports, & Tourism
Omar Sheikh, Executive Director, Havayoco
Ibrahim Mohamed Ismail, KIMS Investee

10:30 - 12:00   Early-Stage Investing

Innovative early stage ventures that have the potential to yield high social impact, but require less than USD 1 million in capital, are the most difficult segment of the SME pipeline to reach. They often times have a minimal track record and lack the collateral needed to secure capital from a local bank. In this session we look at trends and developments as well as challenges and solutions in early stage funding across the African continent.
 
Facilitators:
David van Dijk, Director General, African Business Angel Network (ABAN)
Stephen Gugu, Founder and Director, Viktoria Ventures
Thomas van Halen, Investor Relations Officer, VC4Africa

12:00 - 13:15  Lunch - Sponsored by KEEPS

13:15 - 13:45  How Entrepreneurial Education Helps Provide New Opportunities to Young Women in Somaliland

Presenter:
Ahmed Bashe, Director of Academic Affairs, Abaarso Tech University (ATU) - View Presentation

13:15 - 14:45  Early-Stage Investing Masterclass                                                                           

Entrepreneurship is key to the sustainable development of the African continent and where there are entrepreneurs, there must also be business angels. In this session we zoom in on the role informal investors or business angels play in taking early stage ventures through the most risky parts of their life cycle through provisoin of coaching, mentoring, seed and growth capital. We examine closely the following questions how does angel investing work, investing in syndicates, how to get started. An expert panel of investors from different countries will share best practices with the audience.
 
Facilitators:
David van Dijk, Director General, African Business Angel Network (ABAN)
Stephen Gugu, Founder and Director, Viktoria Ventures
Thomas van Halen, Investor Relations Officer, VC4Africa
Presenter:
Mehmet Toros, Sectoral Relations and Project Management Coordinator, Türk Telecom - View Presentation

13:15 - 14:45   The Roles of Chambers and Associations

 
Facilitator:
Hailemelkot Asfaw Reda, Country Director, Ethiopia, CIPE - View Presentation
Panelists:
Abdirashid H. Mohamed, Head of External Relations, Somaliland Chamber of Commerce
Jamaal Aydid, Vice Chair, Somaliland Industry Association
Sucaad Odowa,  President, Association for Women in Business
Warsame Mohamoud, Research & Publications Director at Somaliland Economics Association and Research & Community Service Director at the University of Hargeisa

14:45 - 15:00  Transition Break

15:00 - 16:30  Current Challenges and Future Solutions for Fisheries in Somaliland

 
This presentation and panel discussion brings together stakeholders from the Somaliland government, fishing industry, and development organizations to examine the current state of fisheries in Somaliland and the challenges they face. The panel will discuss how each group can contribute to overcoming these challenges through industry-based initiatives and involvement by the government, international governmental organizations, and non-governmental organizations.
 
Facilitator:
Paige Roberts, Project Coordinator, Secure Fisheries
Panelists:
Ahmed Yasin Osman, Fisheries Project Manager, Oxfam - View Presentation
Andy Read, Fisheries Team Leader, Growth, Enterprise, Employment & Livelihoods Project
Jama Ahmed Mohamed, Owner, Alla Amin
Sam Omer Ghedi, Director of Planning and Coordination, Somaliland Ministry of Fisheries - View Presentation
Yusuf Abdilahi Gulled, Regional Program Manager, Fair Fishing - View Presentation

15:00 - 16:30   Investment Act

The Somaliland Ministry of Trade and Investment will give a presentation on the status of the Investment Act followed by a panel discussion.
 
Facilitator:
Abdirashid Guleid, Director General, Somaliland Ministry of Trade and Investment
Panelists:
Hassan Farah Mohamed, Legal Advisor, Somaliland Chamber of Commerce
Kenedid A. Hassan, Dean of Graduate Studies, Moridijeh International University
Mohamed Ahmed (Barawani), Executive Director, Somaliland Non-State Actors Forum
Mustafe Mohamed, Legal Advisor, Somaliland Parliament

15:00 - 16:30     Manufacturing & Food Processing

Current opportunities, sector trends, challenges and common needs within the manufacturing and food processing sector will be explored. Topics include supply chain and raw materials procurement, technology transfer, and quality, health and hygiene standards. The second half of the session will be open to audience participation with the goal of arriving at key recommendations stakeholders can act upon to address sector needs.
 
Facilitator:
Osman Ahmed, Owner, Dayibat
Panelists:
Amina Adam, Owner, TAYO
Ahmed Mohamed Elmi, General Manager, ZamZam Food Industry
Eid Ali Ahmed, Chairman, Mandar Foods Company
Hassan Nuur Abokor, Manager, AADCO
Moustapha Osman Guelleh, COO, Somaliland Beverage Industry

15:00 - 16:30   Agriculture & Livestock

Current opportunities, sector trends, challenges and common needs facing the agriculture and livestock sector will be discussed. Topics explored include cold chain, transportation, marketing and quality standards. The second half of the session includes audience participation with the goal of arriving at key recommendations for stakeholders in addressing sector needs.
 
Facilitator:
Mohamed Shirdon, Agricultural Value Chain Team Lead, Growth, Enterprise, Employment & Livelihoods Project (GEEL)
Panelists:
Aden Geedi, General Manager, Wayeel Camel Dairy
Ahmed Ismail, Food Security Advisor, Somaliland Ministry of Agriculture
Farhan Ahmed Yusuf, Director of Planning, Somaliland Ministry of Livestock
Halima Saad, Business Owner, Rays Farm
Hussen Ibrahim Ismail, Business Owner, Fardole Camel Dairy
Ibrahim Khalid, Founder and Chief Technical Director, Aqua Garden Africa

16:30 - 17:00   Closing Remarks

 
Speakers:
Abdikarim Gole, Country Director, Somaliland, Shuraako - View Presentation
Lee Sorensen, Director, Shuraako - View Presentation