Blog of Paola Casoli
CIMIC OPERATORS AWARDED BY THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF BENADIR REGION
The Deputy Mayor of Mogadishu and Director of the Benadir Regional Administration, Mrs. Basma Omar Ahmed, has met with personnel of the EUTM-S CIMIC Team. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss projects currently under development by the Italian CIMIC team and took place in Mogadishu City Hall, the historic residence of the Italian Governor in Mogadishu in the 1930s, recently renovated following the devastation suffered during the years of the civil war. Adding impetuous to meeting was the recent heavy rainfall experienced in Somalia, which has caused localised flooding in both the capital and throughout the country and has proven to be particular problematic. Of particular note has been the havoc that the flooding has caused on the roads throughout the Mogadishu making some areas impassable. Issues raised during the meeting was the support for emergency services, the development of projects assisting vulnerable groups, with particular attention given to women. The provision of security was also discussed with focus on both current levels and those anticipated during the forthcoming federal elections. On conclusion of the meeting the Deputy Mayor expressed his gratitude by presenting a certificate of appreciation to Lieutenant Colonel Matteo Mineo and his personnel demonstrating the fundamental support that has linked the city of Mogadishu to the Italian contingent for many years.
CIMIC OPERATORS IN SOMALIA VISIT THE FISHER FIELD SCHOOL
The Fisher Field School is a project funded by the Italian military Contingent (CIMIC) in Mogadishu. The participants at the course, all women, are trained to fish capture, boat repair, and post-harvest processing. The Multinational CIMIC Group Operators visited the school with the Xamarweyne District Commissioner to have a complete understanding about the programs followed by participants and about the training level reach by them.
CIMIC OPERATORS SUPPORT THE SOMALI NATIONAL UNIVERSITY IN MOGADISHU
The EUTM-S CIMIC Team completed the refurbishment of 8 multimedia classrooms at the Somali National University in Mogadishu. Thanks to this project, conducted by Multinational CIMIC Group operators, the Italian Universities will be able to broadcast their lectures of Italian language and other curricula currently untaught in Somalia. The CIMIC project, in collaboration with the Agency for Development and Cooperation of the Italian Embassy in Mogadishu, surveyed faculties of Medicine, Agriculture, Law and Economics at the Gaheyr and Polytechnic Campuses. Initiatives such as these are vital to assisting the youth of Mogadishu in maximizing their potential and enabling them to build a better future for their country.
EUTM-S CIMIC CONCLUDES IMPORTANT PROJECTS FOR SOMALI HEALTH
EUTM-S CIMIC Team refurbished a Clinic, which is part of the civil-military activities aimed at improving the health system in Mogadishu Hodan district. The refurbished Health Centre will allow the medical and paramedical staff to operate more conveniently for the benefit of the mothers and children of the district. “This is just the beginning of a new year full of development projects. EUTM-S CIMIC has planned many new projects for the districts all over Mogadishu” said IT Lt. Col Matteo Mineo. “I would like to thank the people of Hodan for giving us security and allowing us to realize this clinic here.” All the EUTM-S CIMIC Teams specialists are detached by the Multinational CIMIC Group, NATO partner unit stationed in Motta di Livenza, Italy
MULTINATIONAL CIMIC GROUP TRAINS THE LEBANESE
The CIMIC in Motta engaged in a new front: an important agreement was signed between the Multinational Cimic Group, represented by its commander, Colonel Mattia Zuzzi, and the International Center for Migration Policy Development, represented by Angiolo Rolli. An agreement that provides for the use of the operators of the two groups to carry out training and consultancy activities in favor of the Lebanese Armed Forces (Laf) on the management of the Lebanese borders
CIMIC OPERATORS SUPPORT THE SOMALI SWIMMING FEDERATION
“Thanks to EUTM-S CIMIC Team we can increase our training time”: with these words, the President of the Somali swimming federation, Mr. Ali Ahmed Abukar, wanted to thank the Multinational CIMIC Group Operators for the technical material donated to young athletes engaged in competitive swimming. Long sleeve men’s swimming suits, women's Islamic swimwear’s, swimming Caps & googles for a total of about 160 pieces in supporting this Somali sport discipline. CIMIC Specialists never stops supporting the young people who represent the future of Somalia.
20 FEMALE PARTICIPANTS GRADUATE FROM FISHER FIELD SCHOOL
Congratulations are in order for the 20 participants in the Fisher Field School project funded by the Italian military Contingent (CIMIC) who graduated on December 10 at International Campus, Mogadishu. Graduates demonstrated the knowledge and skills they gained in fish capture, boat repair, and post-harvest processing to the representative of Somali Ministry of Livestock and Fishery Development, other government and Italian Officers, and key stakeholders. Each participant was awarded a certificate of achievement. It ran from November to December 2020 in Xamarweyne District, Mogadishu and it was a CIMIC-funded collaboration between Hibo Fisheries and the Italian Military Contingent in Somalia.
CIMIC OPERATORS VISITED MOGADISHU CENTRAL PRISON
The EUTM-S CIMIC Team paid a visit to the Mogadishu Central Prison to assess the possibility of future projects for female inmates. Initiatives such as these are vital to assisting the rights of Somali prisoners to build a better future of law for their country.
CIMIC OPERATORS SUPPORT THE BONDHERE ORPHANAGE
Thanks to EUTM-S CIMIC team the children of Bondhere orphanage have received some toys during a ceremony organized by the local District Commissioner, Mrs. Zeynab Yusuf Wehelive.