To promote sustainable livelihood by advancing appropriate policies, interventions and attitudes towards education and community-led-development
A socially just society in which all citizens have access to quality basic services
OUR CORE VALUES
Accountability, Transparency and integrity
Respect and commitment to the community
Commitment to clean and sustainable environment
Individuals,students & adult learners targeted
WHERE WE WORK
CED is changing the lives of millions of people in need in Somalia. We work in Lower Shabelle, Middle Shabelle, Galgadud, Mudug and Banadir regions.
We serve the population from our offices in Somalia and the coordi-nation office in Nairobi, Kenya. The main office is in Mogadishu, Somalia. When disasters or emergencies arise, CED is on the ground to support the communities recover from the impact of disasters or emergencies. In the new reconstruction and state building phase of Somalia, CED has focused on interventions that build the capacity of the youth and women to tap into the emerging economic and political opportunities. This we do both as an economic necessity and as a social imperative.
The different offices and personnel work closely to ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of programmes. The lessons learned from these efforts contribute largely to the innovations and new programming frontiers that CED has pursued in its work in Somalia..
Irrigation Pumps transform farming in Mordinale Village
"Small scale farmers in Afgoye district have for a long time borne the brunt of lack of water for their farms owed to poor irrigation methods and farm inputs to boost their farm production. This notwithstanding, the communitylargely benefited from the irrigation rehabilitation initiative by CED in partnership with Oxfam. An Irrigation pump , the later after canal rehabilitation, were donated to the famers and have since improved farming in the area. All accorded agriculture support was under the resilience project as part of SOMREP umbrella in collaboration with Oxfam funded by the Australian Aid. The objective and design of this livelihood project was to help the small scale farmers acquire firm resilience. Fortunately, this has been the case that’s brought both physical and economic change to the lives of the Afgoye community. Hassan Sheikh Addow- Chairman of Mordinle village, Afgoye in Lower Shabelle Region is among the community members that…"
Agriculture inputs boosts Hawo’s farming
"Hawo Muhumed, a farmer at Magay village in Jowhar district is a beneficiary of CED Agriculture Inputs Distributions Project funded by FAO. She received two types of seeds and two bags of fertilizers during the distribution. After planting seeds the seeds and harvesting the crops she speaks volumes about her changed her life. According to visible expression on her face she was delighted to benefit from this project which improved her household’s living condition. She now has the money to spend on whatever she feels is necessary for her family be food, clothes or household items . “I earn enough money through good harvest owed to the hybrid seeds and fertilizer from CED and FAO. The seeds were suitable for planting as well as the fertilizer . I’ve also received excellent farming techniques from the farmers training conducted by CED which helped in better crop production”.awo narrates. She also said…"
Generating Income through Agriculture Production
"Abdulkadir Omar Ali, 28 years old youth farmer at Moyko village, Jowhar district in Middle Shabelle Region, was unemployed before benefiting from the Community and Youth-Based Economic Recovery and Stabilization Project (CYBERS) implemented by CED with the support of Somali Stability Fund (SSF). The story is now completely different from previous times as a result of the provided contributions including: land preparation, seeds, tools as well as training on good agricultural practices. The youth farmer is currently extremely busy with harvesting and stocking matured maize crops on his farm. “I never expected to receive farming inputs to cultivate my farm. I only thought that I will remain jobless, but now I’m now self-employed and getting access to sufficient income. At this time of the season, every farmer is quite busy, because the crops are mature. It’s time for harvesting, stocking, husking and removing seeds from combs. I’m very much delighted…"
Cash for work revives farming among the poor in Afgoye
"Owning a piece of land in Afgoye translates to being financially independent; however this was not the case for most farmers in the region due to lack of financial capacity to dig irrigation canals for their farms. In order to help farmers depend on the production of their farms, CED in partnership with OXFAM implemented the Somalia Resilience project (SOMREP) in Afgoye. The project aimed at improving the livelihoods of farmers and increase crop production through improved farming practices in this region. Through cash for work, farmers engaged in canal rehabilitation activities to help farmers earn money during the rehabilitation activity that can contribute to their family’s daily food and also get good access to irrigation for their farms. One of the beneficiaries of the project is Hussein Hassan Bakor, a farmer in Kurari village. He owns 2 hectares of farming land but due to lack of irrigation water for…"
Breeding Seeds of success
"Limited availability of good quality seeds is a key constraint repeatedly identified by farmers in the Afgoye region of Somalia. In remote Kurari village in Afgoye, Somalia, Oxfam in partnership with Center for Education and Development (CED) is helping farmers increase their farming productivity through the provision of seeds and farm inputs. Most farmers in Kurari village survive on less than $2 a day. This is in contrast to the fact that most of them have land which can make them self sufficient. However due to poverty most of them cannot afford to buy seeds and farm tools. At only 25 years old Seynab Kassim Amir is a mother of 5 children. On a normal day she earns 30,000/= Somali Shillings ($1.5) working as a casual laborer .Her income is supplemented by that of her husband who is also a casual laborer. She earns her income working on other people…"
Borehole digging saves residents of Kurari Village
"“I was born in a small holder farming family. Our life was better before the collapse of the former Somali Government in early 1991, and the lack of a central government inherited all Somalis human catastrophe. Being a farmer, I was solely dependent on the little produce I would get. My husband, and father to my children, passed on in 1991 at the age of 91 years and it was then that it dawned on me, my death was not too far. When the former Somali Government collapsed, the security situation became unstable, threatening human existence. Women, in particular, became more vulnerable to all kinds of crimes committed by goons, such as raping, killings and looting valuable assets. My home place Kurari, village did not have any latrines and women would be forced to go outside even in the night hence posing a higher risk to them. Years down the…"
Asli enjoys financial independence through modern farming
"Asli Ahmed Omar, 19, is a youth farmer selected as one of the beneficiaries for CED-SSF CYBERS project at Balad & Jowhar districts in Middle Shabelle Region. Asli and other youth farmers received agriculture inputs and got their farms prepared by tractors as part of the project. This is as a result of the training they received on modern farming methods. The donation from Somali Stability Fund made it easier for her to cultivate and grow her one hectare land. She has been waiting to harvest her crops to earn income through selling the produce. “The difference in ways of living after the CYBERS project is very clear for everyone. Before we owned pieces of land but didn’t have access to necessary inputs and skills to till the farms. After the training, planting of the distributed quality seeds, using modern farming tools and applying the relevant kills, our crops are now healthy. I’m…"