Non-governmental organizations and social development in Galkayo, Puntland State, Somalia

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Kampala International University.College Of Humanities and social science
The study focused on non-governmental organizations and social development in Galkayo, Puntland state, Somalia as the case study. The study objectively sought to; establish the range of NGO activities in social development in Galkayo, Puntland state, Somalia, to establish the factors limiting social development in Galkayo, Puntland state, Somalia and to identify the possible measures to the factors limiting social developnent in Galkayo, Puntland state, Somalia. The study employed descriptive and correlational research design in that it involved gathering information about an existing phenomenon to explain relationships and to prove theories. A sample of 169 respondents was selected. Using, purposive sampling and simple random data was analyzed using the computer package called SPSS to generate tables and graphs. The findings of the study were that respondents agreed that NGOs through orphanages or suppott to foster parents in the form of school fees and scholastic materials, Respondents disagreed that NGOs are involved in environmental protection activities, especially tree planting of fast growing trees such as eucalyptus, Responses on whether the there is lack of natural resources Respondents agreed with the statement, that government needs to give NGOs opportunities to participate fully in rebuilding the country. The study concluded that the civil society's role in addressing the difficult situation of the poor at the edge of the end of the conflict was extremely important since the impact of their activities throughout the country was huge. There was the risk for civil society not playing this critical role and hence the government getting rid of its due responsibilities towards community's capacity building by substituting it, particularly regarding the delivery of social services. The study recommends that NGOs should give high priority to institutional furniture like desks, chairs and even vehicles. These resources can be very crucial for long-term sustainability of projects and programs implemented by NGOs. Efforts should be made to provide support reforms that focus on job training and managing outcomes, appropriate goals and relevant content, values as well as skills, sufficient and effective instructional time for training improvement
Dissertation submitted to the College of Humanities and Social Science in partial fulfillment for the award of master’s degree of Public Administration and Management of Kampala International University
Non-governmental, Organizations, Social, Development, Somalia