Jointly organised by

World G18 Somalia : Somali Economic Forum : Somali Diaspora UK Puntland Diaspora Forum : RDI Charity : UNA Westminster Horn of Africa Business Association : British African Business Association working together for development in Somalia, Puntland and Somaliland!

Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum
97 Cromwell Road, London SW7 4DN

tube: Gloucester Road (2 minutes walk)


Registration and Coffee

Ahmed Hersi Chairman, World G18 Somalia
David Smith Chairman, British African Business Association

Plenary Session 1 Main Hall

Encouraging business and kick-starting the economy
Chair: Hassan Osman Managing Director, Somali Economic Forum
Hugh Scott Director, Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund
Toaha Qureshi Chairman Forum for International Relations Development
Mohamed Dorre Director, ENPETROL
Saad Osman CEO, Thames Hr Solutions


Commission Sessions held in parallel

Commission 1 Agriculture and Fisheries; releasing Somalia’s natural wealth
Chair: Mahdi Aadam Secretary, World G18 Somalia
Perez Ochieng CEO, SACOMA
Abucar Ali
Yusuf Abdi
Abdul Rahman Ibrahim Former Minister of Fisheries and the Environment
Commision 2 A healthy community will be a productive community
Chair: David Smith Chairman, British African Business Association
Lesley-Anne Long The Open University
Dr Liban

Commission 3 Ensuring Somalia’s youth is part of the solution
Chair: Mohamed Haj Elmi Vice-Chairman, World G18 Somalia
Rashid Abdi Youth Working Group, World G18 Somalia
Idil Shire Quality Coach, National Careers Service
Ahmed Aman Commsco


Plenary Session 2

Creating a safe environment for development
Chair: Mark T Jones Executive Director, Horn of Africa Business Association
Stephen Wilding Ethical Corporation
Muhyadin Ali Yusuf Chairman, Somali Anti Piracy Task Force
Sakariye Haji Abdi former Minister of Information
Said Shire

Commission Sessions held in parallel

Commission 4 Education, the foundation of sustainable development
Chair: David Smith Chairman, British African Business Association
Katie Cross Director of Development, Promoting Equality in African Schools
Laila Ahmed Director Marketing, Iftiin Education
Yahya Haji Ali

Commission 5 Transport & Infrastructure; connecting the community
Chair: Mohamed Jama Vice-Chairman, World G18 Somalia
Mohamed Roble Transport Solutions
Eng. Hawa Mahmud
Oliver Glendenning Parry Associates

Commission 6 Development opportunities for Women
Chair: Amina Osman Chair, Womens Working Group, World G18 Somalia
Ilham Gassr
Dahabo Issa Director, Dadihiye Somali Development Organisation
Bahsan Ahmed Said Director, RDI Charity


Plenary session 3

Next Steps for Somalia and the UK diaspora
Chair: David Wardrop, Chairman UNA Westminster branch
Session 1-6 Chairs Brief Reports
Muse Guled Welfare Foundation for East Africa

1700 End of conference