Local Economic Africa Development (LEAD)
The creation of sustainable youth employment in growth sectors with special attention to young women, by assisting existing – (70%) and new entrepreneurs (30%) with coaching & training and facilitating SMEs access to finance and markets;
One Stop Shop: Youth in Somalia
To bridge the gap between job seekers and the local business community/employers, the One Stop Shops (OSS) for Job Seekers and Entrepreneurs is established and located in Somaliland (Hargeisa), Puntland (Garowe) and Somalia (Mogadishu) situated in main city centers easily accessible to youth and employers through public transport or at Universities.
Make it Work is a 3-month long program which aims to inspire, educate, coach and facilitate youth in setting up their own enterprise or to provide them with the right skills connected to the demand of the local labour markets.
Hargabits Academy that uses ICT multimedia creatively to improve the lives of less privileged youth from the non-formal settlement co-founded by Shaqodoon Organization in partnership with Butterfly Work in July 2016.
Global Entrepreneurship Week
Global Entrepreneurship Week is a celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch start ups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During one week, each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators.
Youth Enterprise Initiative (YEI)
Shaqodoon Organization in partnership with Micro-Dahab, Kaah Islamic Microfinance Services (KIMS), and Silatech implemented a 20 month youth enterprise development initiative shortly called “Youth Enterprise Initiative (YEI)” aiming to expand opportunities for Somali youth (16-35) through entrepreneurship, skill development, job creation