HIRDA to Present Findings of FGM Research on Africa Day
HIRDA foundation will present the findings of a report on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on the occasion of Africa Day.
HIRDA collaborated with Oxfam Novib in a large impact-evaluation study to conduct a research about the current state of FGM practices in Somalia.
Since 2012, Oxfam has been working on a tool to evaluate the impact of their projects worldwide. The evaluation tool is called World Citizen Panel consists of an extensive survey that measures in different terms, the quality of life of the interviewees.
During the event, HIRDA team will be accompanied by Peter Huisman, a representative from Oxfam who will elaborate on the World Citizens Panel (WCP). Moreover, HIRDA had invited Sarah Sponk of the Dutch Foreign Ministry to give the government’s perspective and her own experience with the subject. Zahra Naleie a Somali speaker will join the discussion to share her experience with the subject. The discussions will be moderated by Yasmine Allas, a Somali writer.
HIRDA is indeed proud to be present again this year to represent its work on the development situation in Somalia. Furthermore, there will be interesting speeches of inspiring Dutch and international guests that will take place and there is a possibility to participate in different debates and workshops on development issues of different countries in Africa as well.
The annual event which attracts more than 1000 visitors, dozens of organizations and tens of guests dwells largely on political and social debates about international cooperation and development.
The Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Lilianne Ploumen will also be present at the event which is scheduled to be held at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam on Saturday, November 1st, 2014.
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