On 19th December 2021, Barwaaqo Voluntary Organization (BVO) has organized a stakeholder’s workshop to validate the Master plan and conceptual design of Geed deeble Botanical Garden. the BVO chair-lady miss Khadra omer Hassan has opened and welcomed all participants to a stakeholder’s workshop aimed to validate the Master plan and conceptual design of Geed deeble Botanical Garden. The stakeholder’s validation workshop was participated by local international organizations and UN agencies including the Nagaad network. Nafis Network, NGO Consortium, and a number of government officials including, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Honorable Shukri Hajji Ismail Baandare, Minister of Finance Honorable Dr. Sa’ad Ali Shire, Minister of Public works and Housing Honorable Abdillahi Abokor Osman and the Governor of Maroodi jeex region Honorable Mohamed Ismail.

The event was also participated by the Executive Director of Horn of Africa Regional Environmental Center and Network (HOAREC) Dr. Mekuria, who is a partner organization for the implementation of the project, and Mr. Ayele Kebede, who is representing the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), who has funded the first phase of the project, officials from the University of Hargeisa and other prominent academic institutions in the country, university students as well as representatives from Somaliland civil society organizations.

After the opening remarks from the officials, the event, the team of the International experts presented the master plan developed and the conceptual design of the Botanical garden. After the presentations, participants commented on the master plan and the conceptual design, they also contributed new ideas and suggestions that were welcomed by the International consultants.

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