Who We Are 

Fathi Initiative is a program with the propose of brining solutions and awareness to the SDGs goals. This initiatives goals are to use dialogue, panel discussions and social media awareness to talk about SDGs related issues. This program will be guided by the sustainable development goals and the targets they aim to achieve. Founded in 2018 by Activist Fathi Bashe.

The goals are to use universities and other forums as a platform for conversations to talk about how we can become change agents for the SDG goals and how we together can fight for a better world. By hosting community meetings, panel discussions by using public spaces all over Somaliland as the platform for change. People don’t know why we have these goals, why they were made and how we can together start the change before 2030.  

The panel discussion will be in Somali (English Speaking guests can attend both as audiences or panel) where we want people to talk about their challenges with the goals. How can we translate them into change in the communities, universities, Government institutions and how can youth get involved? We want to train people in understanding how they can take part of the change that is going on in the world and how the Somali people and youth can take a part and their role.

Our Framework

In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 goals for a better world by 2030. These goals have the power to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change. Guided by the goals, it is now up to all of us, governments, businesses, civil society and the general public to work together to build a better future for everyone.

Ever since then governments, businesses, academia and civil society together with the United Nations and other partners are mobilizing efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Agenda by 2030. Universal, inclusive and indivisible, the Agenda calls for action by all countries to improve the lives of people everywhere. Everybody has a share in the implementation of these landmark agreements. Everybody must do their utmost to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.

There are 169 targets for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Each target has 1-3 indicators used to measure progress toward reaching the targets. In total there are 304 indicators that will measure compliance.

Our Open Letter

Fathi Initiative is coordinating an open letter to Somaliland Political Parties,
Parliamentary Committees, the Somaliland Cabinet and all Somaliland’s Local
Authorities from organisations and individuals across Somaliland. The letter calls on
these key decision makers and institutions to show their commitment to delivering the
UN Sustainable Development Goals in Somaliland by publishing the specific actions
they are taking that relate to the 17 critical areas reflected in the SDGs.

The background
On the 25 of September 2015, the United Nations adopted an Agenda to eradicate
poverty in all its dimensions, to protect the planet from environmental degradation and
to foster, peaceful, justice and inclusive societies, while ensuring that one one is left

The purpose of this letter is to:
 * Raise awareness of the SDGs at key strategic levels
 * Encourage a sense of responsibility from institutions and key individuals to reach
the goals in Somaliland

Adapted versions of this letter will be sent to the following groups:
 * Somaliland Parliament Committees
 * At least 10 members of the Somaliland Cabinet
 * Somaliland’s Local Authorities
 * The Three political parties (Ucid, Waddani and Kulmiye)

Sign our open letter

By signing our open letter at this crucial time, we can make sure that actions are taken
in Somaliland to see that the Global Goals are achieved. We can also start together to
change Somaliland for the future generations and be change agents. To Create change
we need to come together and change together.

Any organisation and individual from the public, private sectors can sign the letter.


We are writing to you at what we believe is a significant moment in Somaliland’s
commitment to itself and the planet. Neatly captured by the UN Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs), we invite you to join our ambition that the SDGs are
achieved in Somaliland and across the world.
The SDGs are a call to action on the most serious and challenging issues facing our
society and environment throughout the next decade. The goals where adopted by
world leaders in septemper 2015 at an historic UN Summit and officially come into

We look forward to hearing from you on your commitments to delivering the SDGs
in Somaliland and we would welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss how
we can move ahead with a Somaliland National plan II to see that we achieve the

If you have any comments or questions or would like to arrange a meeting with the
initiative, please contact our Initiative Coordinator: office@initiative.fathibashe.com

We will publish all responses in September 2018 in a report on our
website: www.initiative.fathibashe.com.

We thank you in advance for your support and look forward to working with you.

Sign Our Open Letter Today

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School Name: SOS Children’s Village

  Before we started the presentation we asked the children if any of the children had ever heard of the SDGs. Only one student knew about the Global goals and all the other students have never heard of them. We started the program explaining what the SDGs were, the...
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