Background Information:

Youth Volunteers for Development and Environment Conservation (YOVENCO) was founded on 10th march 2001. YOVENCO is non-governmental, non-profit making and non-political organization with headquarter in Berbera and sub-offices in Hargeisa & Burao.


YOVENCO has been working as a voluntary with its community in the social livelihood development, health improvement, Child protection, youth empowerment as well as the conservation of the environment. YOVENCO is a legally registered NGO in Somaliland by Attorney General, Ministry of youth & sports and the Ministry of National Planning and Development. For the past working experience, YOVENCO has a strong collaboration with the local authorities, grass-root communities in Somaliland.

YOVENCO has established strategic allies during the decades of its operations and become influential member of Somaliland civil society networks and forums namely; Somaliland National Youth Organization (SONYO) an Umbrella youth Network, Somaliland HIV/AIDS Network (SAHAN), Somaliland Child Right Forum (SOCRIF), Berbera Economic Development Forum (BEDF), Somaliland Pastoral Forum (SOLPAF) and Network against FGM in Somaliland).

YOVENCO is nationally well-known organization with fast and proven experience about the implementation of viable projects and programs throughout the country.

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