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Integrating Climate Change with Somalia's Development: The Case for Water

November 30, 2023

Join us on YouTube for the launch of the 8th edition of the Somalia Economic Update, titled: Integrating Climate Change with Somalia's Development: The Case for Water (report available Nov. 30). This report examines recent economic developments and growth prospects in Somalia, with a special focus on the integration of climate change into the country's growth agenda.

The World Bank and the Federal Government of Somalia will discuss this topic at the launch event. The Somalia Economic Update aims to contribute to policy dialogue and debate, and this edition specifically highlights the importance of access to water for Somalia's transition from fragility and improving household resilience to shocks. Water plays a central role in human development, urban development, job creation, and long-term economic growth in Somalia. Therefore, balancing food demand and water supply is crucial for the country's overall growth.

The launch event will begin with an opening speech by the World Bank Country Manager for Somalia, Kristina Svensson. This will be followed by keynote addresses from the Federal Government of Somalia's Minister for Finance, H.E. Bihi Iman Egeh, and the Minister for Energy and Water Resources, H.E. Jama Taqal. Presentations will then be given on recent economic developments and the outlook for Somalia, as well as on water management, which is key to sustainable and resilient development. The event will conclude with a discussion on the analysis and recommendations presented in the report.

We invite you to join us for the launch of this report and participate in the subsequent discussion.

November 30, 10am – 12pm (GMT+3)

November 30, 10am – 12pm (GMT+3)