Vol 13 (2020)

Table of Contents

  1. Research Article
    Adapting UN Sustainable Development Goals to Somali Situation: Using Puntland Somalia as a Case Study PDF
    Abdisalam M Issa-Salwe

    UN Sustainable Development Goals to Somali Situation is an opportunity for the future of Somalia. The majority of the issues stated in the UN Sustainable Development Goals are relevant and adaptable to the Somali situation as they can help to tackle ending poverty and to ensure prosperity. The UN agenda is a landmark which is to provide a shared global effort to achieve sustainable development by 2030 world-wide.

    In 2015, 193 governments came together to agree on an action plan to deal with how to save the planet earth. The participants signed to the adopted 17 goals, with 169 associated targets on 25 September 2015, which would solve significant issues which impact on the world.[1] The agenda is a commitment and a landmark which is to provide a shared global effort of achieving sustainable development by 2030 world-wide, and ensuring that no one is left behind. (UN, 2015) This paper fosters the idea of adopting the UN Sustainable Development Goals to Somalia by using Puntland[2] as a case study. In the first part of this work looks at how the goals could fit Puntland and the second part forwards how ICT can be used to deliver, control and link the various parts of the goals, targets and their indicators.

    [1] The numbers of indicators are 241. However, nine indicators repeat under two or three different targets. Therefore, the actual total number of individual indicators is 230.

    [2] Puntland is one of the regional states of the Somali Federal Republic. It is situated in the north-eastern part of Somalia

  2. Research Article
    Fostering the Educational Policies of Somalia: Resolving Somalia’s Underdeveloped Economy through Educational Sustainability Development PDF
    Abdisalam M Issa-Salwe

    One of the major challenges facing Somalia and the rest of under-developed countries is the lack of proper educational planning to improve their sustainable economic development, boosting inclusive growth and promoting poverty reduction. One particular area they are missing is science and technology development in their educational programs.

    In the last few decades, the world has witnessed a huge scientific and technological explosion. However, Somalia and the rest of the under-developed countries have lacked behind these developments. The failure to apply science and technology in their educational curricula is attributed as one of the major reason for failure to catch on world development as well as losing the national sustainability development plan.

    Science and technology became crucial and critical to the process of modernising and developing national economies. Over the last decades, there have been many developments where some countries focused on science and technology education, while others lacked the spirit of applying science and technology in their education.

    This paper will look at the contribution of science and technology (which in this writing will be extended to science and technology) can help the sustainable development of Somalia.