News and Events

SWALIM Launches New Website

SWALIM is pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website. The new site is expected to provide our information users with an easier way to learn about who and what SWALIM is, what we do and how to access the extensive collection of data, documents, maps and other information that SWALIM has consolidated and produced on Somalia’s water and land resources over the past 10 years.

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Information Management Training for Women

In partnership with East African University in Garowe and Golis University in Hargeisa, SWALIM conducted an information management training between 17 and 30 May 2015 for women. Participants in the training were drawn from staff members from any department within SWALIM's partner ministries and government agencies such as finance, administration, registry, stores, etc, who currently use or are in future expected to use computers and other computing devices. 

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Geo-spatial Technology Training for Somaliland MoERD

SWALIM has concluded a 10 day Geo-Spatial training course for the Somaliland Ministry of Environment and Rural Development in Hargeisa, held in May 2015. The course targeted selected ministrytechnical staff and covered Global Positioning System (GPS), Google Earth, Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing among other related topics.

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SWALIM Undertaking a Hydrogeology and Geophysics Survey in Ceel Waaq

SWALIM, in collaboration with a consulting company, is investigating groundwater potential in 10 selected sites in Ceel Waaq district, Gedo Region in Southern Somalia. The investigations involve geophysics and hydrogeology surveys at these sites.

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SWALIM To Set Up Mogadishu Data Centers

SWALIM in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Electricity and Water are currently setting up data centres to serve water and land resources information needs in Mogadishu. The data centers will be based in the two ministries and will be fully equipped by SWALIM.

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SWALIM Is Rebranding!

As part of the strategy to re-brand SWALIM and make its products more visible, a new project logo has been developed.  With the re-branding, we hope to increase the number of stakeholders who know what SWALIM does and can recognise SWALIM as a key player in water and land information management in Somalia.

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SWALIM Supports Somali Biodiversity Strategy Development

Somalia is developing its first-ever National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, with the assistance of SWALIM, as a means of responding to its global obligations under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

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GIS & GPS Training in Hargeisa - 27 - 30 October 2014

SWALIM has a training program that aims at building data management capacity of Somali partners. SWALIM has scheduled a 4 day training for local & international NGO's in Hargeisa, Somaliland between 27th and 30th September. The training will focus on Google Earth, GPS & Basic GIS and will include hands on practical sessions with the aim of developing and improving skills in field data collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation.

 

 

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Juba and Shabelle Flood Updates

The increasing trend of river levels along the two rivers is expected to continue given the forecast and the current situation and the risk of flooding remains High

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