Somalia Committed to Good Summit 2019

Activating the Private Sector to deliver on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in line with the Somalia National Development Plan

The 2019 Summit took place in Somalia, steered by Country Director Iman Shawwa.
Watch the 2019 highlights

Takeaways from the summit

  • Partnerships are vital in achieving sustainable development – all stakeholders must work together to support vulnerable groups.
  • Somalia is a good case study to show the potential of the local private sector in advancing sustainable development and economic prosperity.
  • In order to embrace diversity, companies need to embed female-friendly policies in work culture.
  • Training is vital in upskilling women to be successful in the workplace, marketplace and community.

Panel Presentations


Local Stakeholders


Whilst there are many efforts exerted at the global level, we believe it is also critical that similar discussion takes place in the local communities directly impacted. The summit brought together all echelons of the Somali private and public sectors including guests from the Somali Government, United Nations, Somali education system, Ambassadors, Civil Society as well as Somali business leaders.

A combination of keynote sessions and panel discussions guided the discourse around sustainable practices to make the global goals a local reality, with the common goal to advance the sustainability discussion from within the community it directly affects.

Iman Shawwa gender parity


CTG Country Director in Somalia.

After witnessing the high-level engagement from all who attended, I am very optimistic about what’s to come and the future of Somalia. 


In line with the Somalia National Development Plan (NDP-9: 2020-2024) objectives, which provides a path to economic growth and reduction of poverty, the 2019 Committed to Good Summit aimed to enhance the role of the private sector in delivering the 2030 Agenda targets through Sustainable Development Goal 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).

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