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Name of the team/organization: Golis Organisation for Saving the Environment
Date of establishment: November, 2002
Nature of organization: Non-governmental, non profit-making and voluntary team working with the communities to improve the state of their natural resources
Headquarters: Hargeisa, Somaliland
Contact address: e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Telephone: 00 252 2 429 068 (mobile)
Contact person: Amina Mohamoud Warsame
Title: Team leader
Areas of Operation: Two districts with their villages. The districts are Toon and Sheikh


Background:

In the 6th Annual meeting of RMSN in Bosasso in 2002, the old Hargeisa team was expelled from the network. In its place, Golis team was formed. The teamís work started in the second half of 2003. Since its inception, Golis team conducted a base line data collection from the sites of Toon and Sheikh, started gully control and reforestation activities around Sheikh and reforestation and water diversion from truck routes in Toon

VISION

Golis strives for an environment which is well managed and where its natural resources can sustain a good quality livelihood for its inhabitants in such a manner that each person can live to his/her full potential.

MISSION STATEMENT

Golis will work tirelessly to improve the state of the environment and correct the mismanagement practices that have depleted our natural resources by putting the communities at the centre of environment management.

Objectives:

a) to raise the communitiesí awareness on the state of their natural resources so that they become conscious of what is happening and as a result become environmentally friendly
b) to find ways and means of combating the diminishing tree resources and find alternative energy resources that does not harm the environment
c) to take appropriate sustainable actions with the community to reverse the mismanagement of the environment

SOURCE OF FUNDINGS:

At present Novib is the only major funder. However, we will explore other possible funds in the coming future.

Organizational structure

The RMSN Golis team has no formal structure and the members make their decisions on consensus. However, the team has a leader who prepares reports, oversees the management interventions and acts as a liaison between the coordinator and the team.

Networks and Affiliations:

Network affiliations: Apart from our RMSN partners, Golis team is affiliated with the Ministry for Pastoralists and the Environment, the Pastoral and Environmental Network for the Horn of Africa (Penha) and Nagaad Environmental Network (a womenís Umbrella organization). We also plan to explore all the agencies/organizations/groups/individuals involved in environment/natural resources in Somaliland and forge relationship with them.
Interventions in the environmental management sector:

Since its inception, Golis team has: a) conducted a base line data collection from the sites of Toon and Sheikh,
b) Embarked on a series of consultation meetings with the two communities we intend to work with.
c) Started gully control activities in Sheikh
d) Started reforestation activities around Sheikh and Toon
e) Started water diversion from truck routes in Toon
f) And started a small pilot production scheme in Sheikh
 

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