Welcome Message by the Minister

Welcome Message by the Minister

As Minister of Environment and Rural Development (MoERD) it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Ministry’s new state-of-the-art Website.

This website was designed to serve as the direct communication tool between the Ministry of Environment and Rural Development (MoERD) and the citizens and at the same acquaint the visitor with information that has a direct bearing on the Ministry's functions.

Here you will find information on the role of the Ministry of Environment and Rural Development (MoERD) within the Government of Somaliland, as well as information on the diversity of programs and services that we offer.

The Ministry of Environment and Rural Development (MoERD) has the lead responsibility in the Government of Somaliland for developing the pastoral sector, protecting, conserving and managing environment through sustainable development aimed at eradication of poverty, improving living standards and ensuring that a protected and conserved environment is available.

Visitors can also use this platform to look at how the Ministry of Environment and Rural Development (MoERD) is playing a vital role for the development of the country’s pastoral sector and the protection and conservation of environment.

It is my hope that this website will enable us to reach our stakeholders and fruitfully interact with them. The environmental challenges that we are facing cannot be dealt with at an individual or Ministry level, but require a collective approach. As such let us all join hands as a nation to sustainably utilize our resources and embrace environmental sustainability.

Thank you

Minister of Environment and Rural Development
Shukri Haji Ismail Bandare