POPULATION ESTIMATION SURVEY 2014 FOR THE 18 PRE-WAR REGIONS OF SOMALIA Featured

Many individuals helped to translate the idea of conducting the Population Estimation Survey into a reality. To begin with, on behalf of the UN, we would like to express our gratitude to the Somali authorities for steering the process in such a professional manner and building consensus at every stage.

Among several Somali partners who were instrumental to the different stages of the process, we would like to thank Hon. Said Abdullah, Hon. Mohammud H. Suleiman, Hon. Abdullahi Sheikh Ali, Hon. Dr. Saad Shire, Hon. Ali Ahmed Fatah, Hon. Aidiid Mohammud Haji, Hon. Daud Mohamed Omar, Abdi Dirshe, Ahmed Elmi Muhumad, Abdulahi Sheikh Mohamed, Abdirashid Guled, Mohammed Ali Ismail, Nur Ahmed Weheliye, Abdi Ali, Osman Warsame and their teams for their dedication to this monumental survey. We would also like to extend our gratitude to Hon. Faduma Abdullahi Mohamud, Hassan Abdillahi Jama, Abdinasir Ali Dahir, Awil Mohamed Farah, Mohamed Nur Ahmed, Hussein Elmi Gure, Mohamed Hussein Abdullahi, Professor Mohamed Samantar, Omar Ahmed Mohamed, and Yussuf Hussein Dahir for their pivotal roles in the Population Estimation Survey task force team. The “Father of Statistics for Somalia”, Hussein Fahie Elabe, provided invaluable advice.
Likewise, we would like to acknowledge the support from donors who believed this initiative will make a difference to the lives of Somali communities. They include the African Development Bank (AfDB), Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), the European Union (EU), the Government of Sweden, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), United Kingdom AID (UKAID) and the Government of the United States of America.

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