On July 25th H.E. Deqa Yasin and H.E. Gamal Hassaan launched the ninth pillar of the Somali National Development plan: ‘Human Rights and Gender’.

During the Somali National Development plan period, the Government will work to implement gender equality in education and mainstream gender in all of its programs with a focus on adolescent girls.

The Government plans to increase the share of the national budget spent on education sector by 3% each to reach a total of 9% by 2019.

At the same time the Government will explore other ways of generating additional funding for the education sector and will work with the international community (donors, UN and NGOs) to set up a reporting system and data-base of all funds being spent on education sector of Somalia.