Shuraako News

Invest in Africa - Somalia Entrepreneurs
March 20, 2020

Creating Market Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs

As a program of the One Earth Future Foundation, Shuraako believes that women play a vital role in sustaining a more peaceful world. Despite the persistent barriers to women’s leadership in the economic development sector, we know that equal access is key to ensuring a prosperous future if read more

Build Somali Business Application
February 6, 2019

Now Accepting Applications For Business Development Training!

Shuraako is now accepting applications for the 2019 Work in Progress! program. Selected small and medium enterprises (SME) will receive tailored business development services (BDS) ranging from fundamental business principals, concepts and services, to individual enterprise advisory and read more

Paris Peace Forum
September 10, 2018

Shuraako selected to present at the Paris Peace Forum Nov. 11-13, 2018

Shuraako is proud to announce that we have been selected to represent One Earth Future at the Paris Peace Forum, from 11 to 13 November 2018! We’ll be joining other governance leaders, civil society representatives and NGOs in creating pathways towards a peaceful and sustainable future.

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Somalia Business Fund Kick Off
June 20, 2018

$8 Million Impact Fund Supporting Somali Businesses Launched

One Earth Future's Shuraako program signed into effect the $8 million Nordic Horn of Africa Opportunities Fund, an impact fund with major European Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) including Norfund and IFU, and the Arsenault Family Foundation. This is the first impact fund read more

Somali Banking at Market
April 24, 2018

Sweden, Somali Financial Institutions, & Shuraako Provide Low Collateral Loans

Shuraako is managing and coordinating a new program in partnership with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), represented by the Embassy of Sweden, in collaboration with major Somali financial institutions, including Dahabshiil Bank International, Premier Bank, and read more

Building Peace in Somalia
December 20, 2017

Shuraako participates in peace workshop in Bogota, Colombia

Shuraako with its sister programs, OEF Research and PASO Colombia hosted a workshop entitled: The Private Sector’s Role in Creating and Supporting Peace, at  read more

Socap 2017
December 16, 2017

Shuraako attends SOCAP 2017 the World's Leading Conference on Activating the Power of Capital Markets to Drive Positive Social and Environmental Impact

SOCAP is the world’s leading conference on activating the power of capital markets to drive positive social and environmental impact – convening the marketplace at the intersection of money and meaning. The conference brings together impact investors, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, read more

DLA Piper
November 16, 2017

Shuraako participates in Africa Week to Discuss US Investment Strategy in Africa

DLA Piper are delighted to be hosting Africa Week once again. With representatives from at least 18 of the DLA Piper Africa countries and colleagues from the key investment hubs in Europe, Asia and the US, the week offers a unique opportunity to hear from lawyers with on-the- read more

Fisheries Forum Somalia
October 27, 2017

Shuraako Hosts Somalia Fisheries Forum

Hundreds of Somali fishers, entrepreneurs, investors, and policy makers gathered in Puntland during October 24 – 26 to promote sustainable development of the Somali fishery sector.  The event was co-hosted by Secure Fisheries and Shuraako, programs of One Earth Future, and the Puntland read more

SIF 2017
September 21, 2017

Investment Forum Lays the Groundwork for Economic Growth in Somaliland

HERGEISA, Somaliland — The three-day Somaliland Investment Forum 2017, which concluded today, signaled to the world that Somaliland is serious about taking control of its economic future and in welcoming the world to invest in its local businesses and to support its eager new read more



  • artifical intelligence lending africa factsheet

    Could AI Untangle the Puzzle of Enterprise Lending in Fragile States?

    May 5, 2020

    A new fact sheet on leveraging artificial intelligence to enable enterprise lending in fragile and conflict-affected states like Somalia.

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  • WIP Case Studies - Invest in Africa

    WIP! Case Studies

    December 12, 2018

    In partnership with Shuraako and Oxfam, Work in Progress! is a program offering tailored business development services (BDS) to selected medium and small sized enterprises (SME) that demonstrate strong potential for employing women and youth in Somaliland.

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  • Somaliland Investment Forum 2017 Outcome Report

    SIF 2017 Outcome Report

    April 2, 2018

    Shuraako, in partnership with the Somaliland Ministry of Trade and Investment, the Somaliland Ministry of Energy and Minerals, and the Somaliland Chamber of Commerce, hosted the Somaliland Investment Forum 2017 (SIF 2017) September 19–21, 2017.

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  • Somalia Fisheries Forum 2017 Outcome Report

    SFF 2017 Outcome Report

    April 2, 2018

    Shuraako, in partnership with Secure Fisheries, and the Puntland Ministry of Fisheries hosted the Somalia Fisheries Forum (SFF) in Garowe on October 24-26, 2017. The SFF brought together around 600 attendees to discuss ways to strengthen coordination between the Somali federal government and the regional member states, as well the international community, private sector, and NGO community.

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  • Somali Agrifood Case Studies

    Somali AgriFood Fund Case Studies

    June 16, 2017

    These case studies highlight how four businesses in Somalia and Somaliland leveraged investments through the AgriFood Fund to increase production and efficiency.

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  • War and Economy

    Firm Behavior in Fragile States: The Cases of Somaliland, South Sudan, and Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

    March 29, 2017

    This report, based on field research, documents which features of business work in fragile areas and how businesses operate in regard to strategy, contract enforcement, and other aspects of firm behavior.

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  • SIF Outcome Report

    Somaliland Investment Forum 2016 – Outcome Report

    January 20, 2017

    In September 2016, Shuraako and the Somaliland Ministry of Trade and Investment co-hosted the Somaliland Investment Forum held in Hargeisa, Somaliland. 315 people attending the Forum were able to choose between 20 different sessions to attend.

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  • Somali Diaspora Study

    Somali Diaspora Investment Survey Report & Discussion Brief

    June 16, 2016

    The Somali Diaspora represents a large pool of potential investment capital that could be leveraged for long-term and scaled development in the Somali region. This report assesses the preferences and behaviors of Somali Diaspora toward existing channels and opportunities for Somali-based investments and provides policy recommendations for how to better facilitate crucial investment.

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  • Sustainable Energy Africa

    Powering Progress II: Realizing The Potential Of Renewable Energy In Somaliland, Puntland, And South Central Somalia

    February 1, 2016

    The Somali renewable energy market has some of the largest potential in Africa, but often stakeholders have been working in isolation from each other and from global markets.

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  • Skilled Work Survey Somalia

    Somali Skilled Workforce Survey Report

    February 1, 2016

    The Somali Renewable Energy Skilled Workforce Survey sought to better understand the current and future labor force needs to effectively grow the Somali renewable energy sector

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