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The annual celebration of Somaliland's youth day

The Somaliland Mission to the UK in collaboration with Somaliland Professionals and others are pleased to invite you to the annual celebration of Somaliland's Youth Day and the anniversary of the “Dhagax-Tuur Uprising" at 6pm on Monday 20 February, at The Waterlily, 69-89 Mile End Rd, London E1 4TT.

Please join us for an interactive evening of celebration and dialogue on how to build a stronger and more engaged British-Somaliland diaspora amongst our youth and young professionals.

The event will be a mix of talks, discussions, networking and celebration.

The keynote speech will be delivered by Dr. Saad Ali Shire, Somaliland Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

  • There will be a talk by Stephen Doughty MP on the work of the new All-Party Parliamentary Group on Somaliland.
  • The event will be attended by UK-based local councillors of Somaliland heritage from across the country.
  • We will hear from several representatives of Somaliland Professionals, Somaliland Intellectuals, and Brand Somaliland, as well as those working on Somaliland football initiatives and mental health projects.
  • Conversation with Nadifa Mohamed, and Ismail Ubah about their writing.
  • Poetry reading by Abdi Bahdoon, Abadirahman Abees Mahamed- Hakal Mohamud
  • There will be discussions among Somaliland Professionals, young people and friends on how build a better future for our young people here in Britain and in Somaliland, and how to encourage youth and young professionals to become more engaged in combating the challenges they face as British Somalilanders.
  • There will be music, and food.

Somaliland is currently experiencing a severe drought in the eastern parts of the country. As well as the presentations referred to above, this event will include a brief update on the drought. A collection will be taken.


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