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  1. OBAMA FOR AMERICAFOREIGN POLICY WORKING GROUP Obama For America Foreign Policy Working Group

  2. Agenda: Somalia • What’s the problem? • Define goals • Resources and constraints • Structure • Monitoring • Evaluation • Media and other resources • Next steps Obama For America Foreign Policy Working Group

  3. What’s the problem? • Loudoun County Democrats: • Lack of knowledge/understanding of the history, politics, culture of Somalia in order to properly judge current events. Obama For America Foreign Policy Working Group

  4. Goals • Phase One: • Share Knowledge • Social events • Phase Two: • Community Outreach efforts • Sponsoring local Somalis in need • Phase Three: • Sustainable Economic Development • Sponsoring a project to help a Somali school or social center in Somalia • USAID Resources in Somalia • Paper recommending Actions Obama For America Foreign Policy Working Group

  5. Resources & Constraints • Resources: • Foreign Policy working Group • Research • Communication tools • Access to Local Somalis • Access to U.S. Political Leaders • Constraints: • Human Resources • Costs • Time • Current Political Climate in Somalia • U.S. and Global Economic Crisis Obama For America Foreign Policy Working Group

  6. Strategy • Maximize Resources: • Out-reach programs to Somalis in the Greater Metropolitan Area • Collaborate with Charities & NGOs in the Greater Metropolitan Area • Engage both Local & Federal Governments • Use of public facilities (i.e., Libraries & community centers) • Information Technology • Media & other resources Obama For America Foreign Policy Working Group

  7. Structure • Social Events: • Program Objective • Venue • Costs • Time • Schedule • Human Resources • Communication • Out-Reach Programs to Somalis in the Greater Metropolitan Area • Collaboration with NGOs Obama For America Foreign Policy Working Group

  8. Monitoring • Foreign Policy Working Group • Local Somalis • Partner local & Federal Authorities, NGOs • Local Democratic Party Obama For America Foreign Policy Working Group

  9. Evaluation • What were the results & benefits? • Loudoun County Democrats • Local Somalis • Somalis in Somalia Obama For America Foreign Policy Working Group

  10. Next Steps… • Knowledge Sharing • Social Event • Somali Culture • Somali Immigrants and Local Governments’ programs • Sustainable Economic Development • Somali Political Dynamics Obama For America Foreign Policy Working Group

  11. Guest Speakers • Khadija O. Ali • Former Minister of State and Former Member of Parliament • Faduma A. Mohamud • Current Member of Parliament Obama For America Foreign Policy Working Group