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Last Updated
June 2023
1.5 Mha
Committed Area to restore by 2030
10.21 %
Forest Cover
Amb Khadija Mohamed ALMAKHZOUMI

Amb Khadija Mohamed ALMAKHZOUMI
AFR100 Focal Point, Somalia

Our Approach


Steps to Success

Stakeholder involvement

LDN interventions is helping to advance Somalia’s climate action since it mobilizes different stakeholders, particularly institutions at national, regional and district levels, civil society organizations, and international cooperation partners to implement nationally coordinated activities. The LDN agenda will resuscitate initiatives in various natural resource management sectors and improve implementation and coordination of different stakeholders towards achievement of the SDGs. Ultimately, this will contribute to the country’s efforts in fighting rampant land degradation. All the stakeholders including friend countries of Somalia and International Development Partners, NGOs, communities, private sectors etc. are involved to support the ambitious target of reversing land degradation in Somalia. Through the LDN National Working Group, all stakeholders have been involved to inculcate a sense of ownership and ensure the early evaluation of trade-offs. The prime objective of the LDN working group is to maintain the members, institutions and organizations that worked on LDN implementation.

A coordinating mechanism/platform

The National Working Group was established and shaped to spearhead the LDN target setting process and to effectively coordinate implementation of LDN among the stakeholders. The coordination on implementation of LDN interventions is ensured by high level senior government officials that including  the office of Prime Minister and Director Generals of agencies and Ministries. The National coordination mechanisms and LDN National Working Group were put in place for coordination of implementation committees of LDN interventions (UNCCD, LDN working groups, UNCBD, UNFCCC), resource mobilization, capacity building , science technology and knowledge.

Capacity building 

Capacity development and institutional strengthening for stakeholders in matters related to adaptation to climate change and climate variability, sustainable management of natural resources, smart agriculture, landscape restoration and sustainable land use is very key for implementation of LDN initiative. The capacity building programme was put in place to enhance technical capacity, improve data/information collection, analysis and support the country to meet its obligations. The programme will continue to conduct environmental assessments to guide priority setting for resource management, development planning, and environmental recovery. The training on adequate policy and legal framework as well as field based assessments will be strengthened to inform decision-making in the future. The capacity building platform includes for example the capacity development in all areas of programming. The community is actively involved in not only identifying challenges but also coming up with solutions related to land use and management.


Somalia has got potential partnership of potentially contributing sectors such as the private sector, civil society/NGOs and grass-root communities and are engaged in land restoration initiatives and environment. Friend countries and international development partners are present to financially support Somalia during the whole implementation journey of land degradation neutrality (LDN). The encouraging entrepreneurship in community-based management towards sustained value-added use of products and services stemming from biological resources will be attained through a tripartite partnership between public & private sectors, and civil society. The Somalia government will need to continuously involve the private sector to contribute to achieving LDN by 2030. 

Key Milestones

  • National Adaptation Program of Action (NAPA)


Our Vision

Somalia is committed to achieve LDN by 2030 as compared to baseline 2015 (no net loss) and to improve an additional 10% territory by 2030 (net gain). 

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