Somali Greenpeace Association

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Name: Somali Greenpeace Association
Country: Somalia
Year of establishment: 2019
Type of organization: Community-based association or organization, Legally recognized non-profit status, Youth group or association

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Somali Greenpeace Association

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Name: Somali Greenpeace Association
Country: Somalia
Year of establishment:
Type of organization: Community-based association or organization, Legally recognized non-profit status, Youth group or association

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Description

Somali Greenpeace Association (SOGPA) is civil society non profit organization led by young energetic youth. It was formed to be part of the world in tackling climate change , environmental problems, food security and empowering youth & promoting gender balance. SOGPA is committed to promote climate and environmental justice in Somalia. It was formed in 2019 as result of climate change and environmental degradation awareness needed by the Somali People.

Vision
The association envisions national environment free from the thread of climate change with sustainable development, equity and justice for all

Mission
The Association's mission is to develop and promote pro-poor development and equity based positions relevant for Somalia in the international climate change dialogues, interventions and related processes.

Activities

Campaigns and Advocacy
The Somali Greenpeace Association (SOGPA) is widely known for our incessant campaigns and research-based advocacy on environmental and climate change topics.

Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE)
Climate change education, training, and awareness creation have been the central focus of SOGPA targeting youth and vulnerable communities. We do this through workshops, conferences, and webinars leveraging on our robust online presence.

Tree planting and Ecological restoration
Trees contribute to their environment by providing oxygen, improving air quality, climate amelioration, conserving water, preserving soil, and supporting wildlife. Beyond the campaigns and advocacies, our member organizations embark on tree planting and reforestation activities including mangrove restoration along the coast.

Youth Empowerment
More than 70% of the Somali population are youth. Unemployment are major Challenge to us. We are consulting with the youth in achieving health and sustainable environment.

Marine Litter Prevention
Somali has the longest coastline in Africa with 3333 KM square. This long coastline is facing multiple threats from both local and international communities. Dumping of chemical wastage and illegal fishing from foreign countries an and plastic pollution from local communities are common problems. We are striving to address these issues in a various platforms.

Nature Element: Agricultural, Oceans and coasts
Type of Action:
Sustainable Development Element: Food security (SDG 2) , Climate action (SDG 13) 

Nature Element: Agricultural, Oceans and coasts
Type of Action:
Sustainable Development Element: Food security (SDG 2) , Climate action (SDG 13) 

Environmental Impacts

Our initiative have changed community behavior. People are now turning to use cooking gases instead of charcoal. This is saving more biodiversity from deforestation

Sustainable Development Impacts

Our initiative have changed community behavior. People are now turning to use cooking gases instead of charcoal. This is saving more biodiversity from deforestation.

RESILIENCE, ADAPTABILITY, AND SELF-SUFFICIENCY

Our initiative is focusing on educational and awareness campaign. for Somalia resilience needs more funding led by trusted government to fulfill the adaptation projects such as constructing reservoirs, dams and other drought and flood resistance programmed.
Through our awareness campaign communities are building soft ware initiatives to protect themselves from the flash floods. The farmers are using crop resistant to droughts and alternative source of livelihoods.

REDUCED INEQUALITIES

Our programme engages all sectors of the society youth, male , female and elders

GENDER EQUALITY

Most of the our programmes in the are led by women in the local states of Somalia.

Scalability

Our project needs more support such financially, technical and capacity building support. This way our project can be scaled up and reach more beneficiaries

Replicability

Our initiative has been replicate in other parts of the country and is working. There are also other organizations emerging which are doing similar to our work.