DAN recognizes that education is a social equalizer in a community. We, therefore, seek to enhance the capacities of communities by exposing them to various training opportunities. This aimed at knowledge and skills building for survival and self-reliant. In order to achieve this, we are implementing the following activities

  • Promotion of applied education;
  • Improve both formal and non-formal education
  • Provide vocational training to Somalia youngsters


Food security is necessary to maintain an optimal nutritional status, and core to its definition is the requirement for nutritious food, which refers not only to sufficient quantities of food (in terms of calories), but also to sufficient quality (in terms of variety and micronutrient content).


Development Action Network (DAN) supports communities with water in different ways such as water trucking for the IDP camps where there is no adequate water supply and we also do water trucking for drought affected herding communities. These are activities that are purely for the sake of drinking or cooking to survive. Moreover, DAN has also taken steps and would surely continue helping small business farmers to get sustainable water supply by helping them borehole


As DAN we undertake indirect health-supporting initiatives such as Education, Sanitation, Livelihood, WASH. These are mainly preventive measures although in some cases they can also be viewed as a curse because when we educate women and children we teach them against harmful practices such as FGM  and general hygienical, nutritional and wellbeing.


DAN operating principles ensure that there are inclusion and protection of children, persons with disabilities and all other excluded groups in all our programs. Conscious of the dangers faced by children, women and other excluded groups, DAN has ensured that its policies and work ethos provide for the full protection of children rights, inclusion of all genders in different programs and affirmative actions that sustain participation of all groups in the programs. DAN maintains the highest standards of Child Protection. Child abuse in all forms is unacceptable to DAN, which recognizes its responsibility to protect children from harm in all areas of its work. DAN’s Prevention Sexual, Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (PSEA) policy articulates the organization’s zero-tolerance approach to ALL forms of child abuse and provides a framework for preventing, managing and reducing risks of child abuse by persons engaged in delivering DAN’s programs and operations. DAN has developed this child protection policy in order to create a child-safe environment and a child rights-based approach in all programmes and to ensure that the organization has procedures in place to prevent and respond to all forms of suspected or actual child abuse cases applying it to DAN Personnel, including partners, consultants and contractors


DAN recognizes that peace and stability are paramount ingredients for sustainable development. Communities can only concentrate and create wealth for themselves when they are assured of their security and that their wealth and assets will be protected. In order to achieve this DAN with support from partners implements these activities.