Peace through entrepreneurship.

Peace through entrepreneurship.

Iftiin Foundation believes that entrepreneurs play an important role in accelerating peace in post-conflict and conflict-affected countries. Across the world, conflict, piracy, terrorism and instability can have complex and varied causes, but in regions saddled with the dangerous combination of a large youth population and chronic unemployment, the risks are magnified. Ultimately, one of the key solutions to achieving stability and long-lasting peace is in the private sector and in entrepreneurship. In fragile communities, where often the private sector provides as much as 90 percent of employment, entrepreneurs are the key drivers of development. Fighting terrorism and eliminating piracy in countries like Somalia should take a multi-pronged approach of which fostering a culture of entrepreneurship, peace innovation and empowering youth is the key to long-term peace and stability.

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Benadir University and Iftiin Foundation

18 May, 2015Posted In : Updates

We are excited to announce that Iftiin Foundation will be partnering with Benadir University (BU) to READ MORE


A Somalian Solution to the Perilous Exodus (Intl. NY Times)

11 May, 2015Posted In : Op-ed

A version of this op-ed appeared in print on May 12, 2015, in The International New York Times and o READ MORE


How to undermine Al-Shabaab

19 October, 2013Posted In : Op-ed

Originally featured on CNN's Global Public Square blog with Fareed Zakaria  | Oct. 18, 2013 By Moh READ MORE