Meaningful democracy requires the meaningful participation of youth. Young people have much to offer societies – from innovation to creativity to new thinking. Their participation in democracy promotes active citizenship, strengthens social responsibility and can enhance democratic processes and institutions. Yet young people’s engagement with democracy faces significant challenges – threatening the ongoing political transformation in Somalia. Bareedo Platform Somalia promotes participation, influence and representation of young people in decision-making and governance structures in Somalia by providing them with leadership, advocacy skills, mentoring and also their legal and constitutional rights to influence the decision-making process and exercise their role as responsible citizens.

Our Youth Programs

Building Youth Leadership & Civic Skills ​

Youth Making Change

Featuring Youth's Stories

We share the stories of young people who are doing exceptional work to change their community. We do this to value their work and inspire other young people to do same as part of scaling up youth-led solutions for youth problems. Read their stories below and tell us about how you are creating change for yourself and others!

Youth Leadership Skills & Mentorship Programs

We provide leadership, advocacy skills and mentoring for young people as well as teach them their legal and constitutional rights to influence the decision-making process and exercise their role as responsible citizens.

Youth Members Trained

2,200 young men and women throughout Somalia are trained on leadership and advocacy skills. These young leaders are now exercising their role in shaping society. Some of them envolve in the country’s political structure and play an important role in decision making representating youth.

Upcoming Trainings / Events
August 2022

Recent Updates

Bareedo honors some great youth members in this year’s International Youth Day

As a youth organization, Bareedo Platform marks International Youth Day each year on the 12th of August and celebrates the contribution that young people make in social and public matters ...
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Empowering and engaging youth as positive force for transformational change in Somalia

Sharmarke Yusuf is an International Rotary peace fellow, for his extensive experience in Peace and development and had 10-week session of field study in Makerere University at Rotary Peace Center ...
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Why Parents In Somalia Are Worried About Their Teenage Children’s Extended Use Of Internet?

The use of internet and technology experienced an exponential growth in Somalia, with more than 2 million Internet users and the cheapest Internet in Africa. Young people who make up ...
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Scaling up youth-led solutions for youth problems in Puntland Somalia

Last week, Somalia celebrated International Youth Day 2020 with the important theme of youth engagement for global action, an event which is held every year on August 12. Some stunning ...
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International Youth Day August 12

In 1999, the General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the  World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day. International ...
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Bareedo Platform Somalia honours the Somali Youth Day and appeals to all Somali youths to regain confidence in their country and collectively build Somalia

Bareedo Platform Somalia honours the commemoration of Somali Youth Day, an annual event that signifies the beginning of the struggle for independence by a group of young Somalis in seventy-seven ...
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Fostering Meaningful Youth Participation Workshop was Held in Qardho

Empowering youth and enabling them to play an active role within their country's political process is Bareedo's key priorities. Within efforts and activities to promote youth's active participation in country's ...
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Youth Unemployment in Puntland & Somaliland

This infographic shows the unemployment rate in Puntland and Somaliland, the causes and pertinent recommendations. Youth unemployment is a major obstacle to Puntland and Somaliland human and economic development and ...
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Ha Tahriibin!

Source: Tahriib Page Mudooyinkii ugu dambeeyey dhibaatada  tariibku waxay aheyd mid ka sii dareysa sababta taa keneysaana waa iyada oo aan wax la iska weydiin si cilmiyeeeysana aan loo baadhin ...
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