DEVELOPMENT ACTION NETWORK (DAN) Somalia is a voluntary, non-governmental, non-political, non-partisan and nonprofit making organization, flexible and committed to providing programs answering to the community’s basic needs relevant to the current situation in Somalia. DAN is open to all without


The strategies and activities developed herein are informed by DAN’s stated purpose and identity as promulgated in the statements that are reproduced below


Create trust and peaceful co-existence among Somali communities through job creation, intermingling and integration.


DAN exists to empower communities through access to quality education, livelihoods opportunities, health services and economic development within an environment that promotes peace and respect for human rights


DAN envisages a self-reliant Somali people living in peace, justice and prosperity.

  • Create trust and peaceful co-existence among Somali communities
  • To promote sustainable food security and income generation through, food distribution, improved crop production, animal husbandry, infrastructure rehabilitation, cash-based livelihood interventions, improved markets and market chain linkages.
  • To strengthen the local, regional mediations and conflict resolution mechanisms thus reducing the number of active conflicts in Somalia
  • To enhance education and skill training opportunities for youth and adults and strengthen educational systems
  • To improve access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities and facilitate acceptable standards of humanitarian services for displaced persons and refugees and vulnerable host communities.
  • To advocate for responsible utilization and management of natural resources and environmental conservation.
  • To advocate for good governance, human rights protection and peaceful coexistence.
  • To conduct surveys and studies that will promote strategic planning and informed decision- making processes.


Development Action Network (DAN) Has undertaken the following Programmes and Activites in Somali

DAN recognizes that education is a social equalizer in a community. We, therefore, seek to enhance...

As DAN we undertake indirect health-supporting initiatives such as Education, Sanitation...

We support communities with water in different ways such as water trucking for the IDP camps...

Food security is necessary to maintain an optimal nutritional status, and core to its definition

Over the years the war and political instability have ravaged families and households in the Somalia...

DAN recognizes that peace and stability are paramount ingredients for sustainable development...

DAN operating principles ensure that there is inclusion and protection of children, persons with disabilities...

Give help where it's needed most


Due to the size of current funding, the geographical coverage of DAN is only confined to Banadir, Hirshabelle, Jubbaland, and Galmudug states of Somalia. Its growth strategies entail expanding to other regions of Southern states of Somalia and to the entire country in future.


DAN has an active Board of Directors responsible for policy and oversight and a management team responsible for day to day management of the organisation. In addition, DAN has developed appropriate


Is to be the voice and the power for the vulnerable people in  Somali with special emphasis on women and children.