Civil society organizations and poverty reduction in Galkaio-puntland Somalia

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Kampala International University,College of Humanities and Social Science
This study examined the Civil Societies Activities Organization and Poverty Reduction Galkaio in Puntland, Somalia. A self-made questionnaire is used to collect data in order to obtain four research objectives; 1) to identify the profile of the respondents, 2) to determine the level of civil society’s activities organization, 3) to determine the level of poverty reduction, 4) to establish if resource distribution function is significantly correlated with poverty reduction. Key findings from the study were (1) the profile of the respondents found that male (66.7%), dominates female 33.3% in regard to education level, respondents who are secondary level (28.3%), those who have certificate (216%), those who have diploma are (l9.8%), those who obtained bachelor degree are (29.5%) where as master degree is (7.6%) and none of the respondents have PhD, the length of work experience that (9.4%) of the respondents have less than 1 year and only (29.5%) (30.2%) have between 2- 4 years of experience, followed by the respondents who are less than 8 years are (34.9%) and who are above 9years are (25.5%); (2) the overall level of resource distribution found satisfactory (mean=2.811); (3) the overall level of clan conflict is also found satisfactory (mean =2.807);. It was concluded that there is a significant relationship between the level of civil societies activities organization Galkaio Puntland Somalia. This study recommends that is need to change the attitudes of the politicians and wealth groups that have become war lords that they should give peace a chance to prevail in Somalia. Besides, integration of peace and reconciliation tenets in the Somali education system would sow seeds of peaceful resolution of armed conflicts amongst the Somali clan systems. The study also recommends the only way to reduce the poverty exist in Somalia is to rebuild the country and create strong and honest government in the line of Somalis voice and also the foreign agencies will manage their support as the line of reduction of poverty.
A Thesis presented to the College of Higher Degrees and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements a ward of the Master degree in Public Administration
Civil society organizations, Poverty reduction, Galkaio-puntland Somalia