DEVELOPMENT ACTION NETWORK (DAN) is an action-oriented voluntary, non-governmental, non-political, non-partisan and non-profit making organization that works towards achieving sustainable development in Somalia. Its interventions are planned and implemented with the participation and contribution of different stakeholders within and outside Somalia. DAN is flexible and committed to providing interventions that rightly and adequately respond to the country’s development needs. Engagements are concurrently done with both the grassroots and the national/state level institutions to ensure that needs of the community are addressed within an appropriate policy and structural environment. DAN is open to all without discrimination in terms of origin, race, colour or creed which is in line with the purpose of inception and existence of the organization. Since its inception in 2006, DAN has transformed the lives of over 150,000 people through sustainable development programs in Somalia.
PURPOSE AND IDENTITY
DAN was established in 2006 to promote positive change in the social and economic lives of the Somalia population especially those adversely affected by persistent natural and man-made shocks. The strategies and activities developed by DAN are anchored on the Agency’s stated purpose and identity as promulgated in the goal, mission, vision and key objectives.
To promote peaceful co-existence and socio-economic development and status of vulnerable and disadvantaged women, children, youths and men in Somalia