Somaliland and the UK Stability and Sustainable Development Virtual Event Concludes


THT- On 11th November, DMA hosted their first engagement with the government of Somaliland since 2014, in partnership with Guul Group.

Opened by Lord Sheikh, this event explored Somaliland’s trade and investment potential, as a vibrant and attractive market for FDI. A full summary of the event can be found at This event is also available to watch On Demand:…

We would like to thank all of our speakers, FCDO, and our event supporters: DP World, Rio Architects and the Ambassador Hotel. EVENT PROGRAMME 09:00-09:05: Opening Remarks: – Atam Sandhu, Chief Executive, DMA – Stuart Brown, The Head of the British Office in Hargeisa – HE. Abdi Hersi, Head of Mission, Somaliland Mission to the UK 09:05-09:15: Keynote Addresses: – Lord Sheikh, Baron Sheikh of Cornhill in the City of London – Hon. Mohamed Ahmed Mohamoud (Awad), Minister of Investment Promotion 09:15-09:40: Somaliland-UK: Economic Overview – Chair: Sir Henry Bellingham, Chairman, DMA Invest – Hon. Dr Saad Ali Shire, Minister of Finance – Damon Bristow, Development Director, Horn of Africa, FCDO – Phillip Corper, Finance and Investment Director, SOGEEL – Hon. Hinda Jama Hersi Gaani, Minister of Employment and Family Affairs – Hon. Mohamoud Hassan Saad, Minister of Commerce, Industries and Tourism 09:40-09:50: Spotlight on Berbera Port – Supachai Wattanaveerachai, CEO, DP World Berbera 09:5010:00 Spotlight on Investment – Guled Harun Ibrahim, Chief Executive, Guul Group 10:00-10:40: Sustainable Investment Opportunities – Chair: Lauren McEvatt, Advisory Board, DMA – Hon. Mohamed Ahmed Mohamoud (Awad), Minister of Investment Promotion – Dr. Edna Adan Ismail, Founder and Chief Executive, Edna Hospital – Hon. Jama H. Mohamoud Egal, Minister of Mining and Energy – Angus Miller, Lead, Horn of Africa (Prosperity Fund), FCDO – Michel Botzung, Manager for Former Conflict States, IFC/World Bank Group 10:4010:50 Q&A Session – Hon. Dr Saad Ali Shire, Minister of Finance – Katie McCoshan, Associate, DMA



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