Somaliland Trade and Investment Mission

TBC, Hargeisa


Following the success of ‘Somaliland and the UK: Stability and Sustainable Development’ this 2-day mission to Hargeisa (13th-15th July 2021) will continue to build investor interest and confidence in Somaliland, by bringing the private sector to government. 

Led by the Lord Sheikh, the mission will explore investable opportunities within agriculture, renewable energy, the blue and green economy, tourism, financial services, logistics and infrastructure. 

It will include general economic briefings for attendees, networking opportunities with local and international businesses, roundtables focusing on key sectors and success stories as well as a series of site visits. 




DAY 1 – Tuesday 13th July  

08:00-09:00 Registration & Refreshments​

09:00-09:20: Opening Remarks  

  • Lord Sheikh, Baron Sheikh of Cornhill in the City of London 
  • Hon. Dr Saad Ali Shire, Minister of Finance  

09:20-10:15: High-Level Panel: Economic Overview 

  • Chair: Atam Sandhu, Chief Executive, DMA invest 
  • Hon. Mohamed Ahmed Mohamoud, Minister of Investment Promotion 
  • DFI
  • Private Sector Speaker (Platinum Partner) 
  • Q & A Session

10:15-10:45 – Tea and Coffee Break 

10:45-12:00: Investment Climate and Opportunities 

  • Guled Harun, Chief Executive, Guul Group 
  • Ministry of Employment and Family Affairs 
  • Local Bank 
  • Local Legal Practice 
  • Private Sector Speaker
  • Q&A Session 

12:00-13:30 Lunch Break 

13:30-14:15: Investing in Energy Renewables 

  • Hon. Jama H. Mohamoud Egal, Ministry of Energy
  • DFI 
  • Private Sector Representative
  • Q&A Session 

14:15-15:00: Spotlight on the Blue Economy 

  • Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development 
  • Ministry of Commerce, Industries and Tourism 
  • Private Sector Speaker 
  • Q&A Session 





15:00-15:30 – Tea and Coffee Break 

15:30-16:45: Investing in Agriculture  

  • Ministry of Agriculture 
  • Private Sector Representative
  • Q&A Session 

16:45-17:00: Private Sector Spotlight 

17:00 – 17:15: Closing Remarks 

  • Guest of Honour

19:00-21:00: Government of Somaliland Evening Reception 


DAY 2 – Wednesday 14th July - Visit to the Presidency

Ministerial Meeting (Ministry of Energy) 

Ministerial Meeting (Ministry of Agriculture)

Ministerial Meeting (Ministry of Industry) 

Ministerial Meeting (Ministry of Finance) 

19:00 - 21.00: VIP Reception with Guest of Honour 


DAY 3 – Thursday 15th July – Site Visit