District Training on Gender Equality in Territorial Issues

FAO produced a guideline for Improving Gender Equality in Territorial Issues (IGETI) to promote gender inclusion and participation in July 2012. The country office with the support of Candlelight translated the guideline in to Somali language under its “Rebuilding Confidence on Land issues in Somalia” project generously financed by the European Union. […]


Daallo Plateau Forest

The native forests of the evergreen belt in high Daallo Edge is found have 1,200 endemic species, the high altitude areas of  Daallo reaches 1800M-2100 with receives  annual rainfall exceeding 700mm per annum. This forest vegetation was covering nearly about 1 million hectares before the collapse of government institutions for […]


Annual Data Collection of Livelihood Project

Enhancing livelihoods in the agro-pastoral and pastoral communities living in Buroa and Sheik districts is a livelihood project which implemented by Candlelight with fund support from its partner organization ISF. Candlelight introduced this livelihood project which focuses on fodder & Sisal productivity improvement through trainings on agronomic practices for fodder, […]


Rehabilitation of Barkads & Youth Training

Reducing Vulnerability and Building Community Resilience to Climate Change Effects in Somaliland is a project which funded by KNH/BMZ. The project aims at increasing the resilience of 18,000 resources for poor agro pastoralists and pastoralists in the target regions of Togdheer and Sahil so they may better cope with the […]


Engaging Religious Leaders towards Ending FGM

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a violation of human rights of women and girls. The convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women and girls and the convention on the rights of the child called on states parties to eliminate harmful traditional practices, and the African union […]


Women Milk Cooperative Established and Their Unique Modality of Working

Women milk cooperative established by Candlelight  in Suuqsade had received assistance and presented  their unique modality of working for the first time in Somaliland. Candlelight provided and supported milk preservation tool kits consisted milk cans of stainless   containers and two  refrigerators  working solar system to thirty members in two Women […]


Distribution of Cash for Work Hand Tools

The cash for work hand tools were distributed for 720 beneficiaries that are working in the cash for work activities in the target 12 villages namely, Harada, Bilcileh, Hajisaalax, Mulaaxo, Goroyo-ood, Balicilmi, Jameecaadka, Balisamater, Cadawyuuarara, Odweyne, Ceelxume and kaladhac. The hand tools consisted of 720 sets and each set consisted […]


Self Help Group Approach (SHG) Launching Ceremony

Self Help Group Approach (SHG) is a successful instrument for combating poverty in a sustainable way. It empowers the very poor people of the communities socially and economically to live a life of dignity with their families and community. The Self Help Group (SHG) is breakthrough of changing dependency on […]


Drought impact mitigation: Seed distribution and tillage hours

Droughts are major constraints to rain-fed agricultural production in the project areas and this year, it had obvious implications on food security. Due to prolonged dry seasons, Rapid Vulnerability Assessment was carried out in the project sites farmers and pastoralists in Gugux village were found most vulnerable. In response to […]