Bareedo Platform Somalia is a non-governmental and non-profit youth-led organization founded in 2015 in Somalia and dedicated to promoting democratic values and institutions, participatory and inclusive society, open government and digital rights. Bareedo concentrates on strengthening of participation, influence and representation of young people in decision-making to exercise their role as responsible citizens in Somalia.

what we do

Digital Rights

We defend and promote digital rights by building citizens' digital literacy and digital security skills, responding to emerging digital threats and monitoring of violations such as Internet disruptions, illegal surveillance, arrest of bloggers and the passage of hurtful legislation. Call The Digital Help Desk Recent Updates ...
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Open Government

We advocate and promote open government principles to increase public access to information through the use of modern, open technologies and that public needs are reflected in decisions in order to achieve different policy outcomes within the framework of the 2030 Global Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals. Our Current Programs ...
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Democracy

We promote inclusive, transparent and accountable public institutions that contribute directly to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 16. Promotion of broad participation of people in politics, in particular focus to engagement of youth, women, minorities and persons with disabilities. Our Programs ...
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How rural communities in Galmudug and Puntland are going to overcome water-based conflicts

Somalia is experiencing its worst drought crisis in a decade as result of failure of three consecutive rainy seasons since October 2020. There were also disastrous droughts between 2000 and 2011; resulting in famine, food insecurity, water scarcity and loss of livelihoods. Somali rural population who make up 60% of ...
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Pastoralists in Jariiban are heavily indebted by water scarcity in the face of worst drought conditions in Somalia

Somalia is facing the worst drought following the failure of three consecutive rainy seasons since October 2020. The worsening drought conditions devastated the vulnerable population’s access to water both in terms of quantity and quality particularly the rural people who make up 60% of the country’s 15.8 million (2020) people ...
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Bareedo Platform Opens A Roundtable Discussion On Adoption Of E-Governance Practices In Mogadishu

Despite years of anarchy, Somalia has a successful ICT sector, providing one of the most cost-effective voice and data service in Africa. More than 2 million people make their way into the internet and the onset of COVID-19 pandemic and measures imposed to contain the spread of the pandemic has ...
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Puntland Parliament’s move toward implementing access to information initiative first time in Somalia

In the occasion of commemoration of International Day for Universal Access to Information, Bareedo Platform commends the Puntland Parliament's positive move toward adopting and practicing openness of information to the public, the first move ever in Somalia. Puntland parliament is one the three legal structures of Puntland government founded in ...
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Keeping Social Media Open During National Exams In Somalia Campaign is successful

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education of Federal Government of Somalia concluded the national secondary exams for the school year of 2020-2021 without shutting down social media platforms to prevent exam cheating. This is a remarkable change after in response of exam papers leaked on social media platforms in ...
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Government’s Forceful Dispersal Of Peaceful Parents Gathering In Mogadishu Is Unfortunate

It is unfortunate the use of excessive force and forcefully dispersing peaceful gathering organized by distressed parents on May 16, 2021 at Daljir Dahsoon in Mogadishu Somalia, demanding the government on whereabouts of their young men who were sent to Eritrea for military training. Parents and relatives have been continuously ...
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