Empowering Accelerating Unleashing

Somali Youths to new heights

Dalbile Initiative invests and empowers Somali youth with skills, resources and grants so as to realize their full potentials. 

What is Dalbile?

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Are you a young Somali entrepreneur with an innovative idea that you want to turn into a successful business? Dalbile Youth Initiative’s Idealation Bootcamp is the perfect opportunity for you!

Where to start Startup Grant Process

Expression of Interest (EOI)

Applications can be submitted online or offline. Target group is marginalized youth and information sessions

Shortlisting Applicants

Selection process conducted by the investment committee

Ideation Bootcamps

Qualified and expert trainers are recruited


The grant investment committee will first review all the applications


Participants will be partially met through their own contribution (30% of the grant amount)

Due Diligence Process

A grant agreement with clear deliverables and binding terms will be signed with participants.

Success Stories

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MEET Udgoon is a local company in Mogadishu founded by a group of ambitious youth

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MEET ROW COMPANY A youth-led startup that’s driving impact on organic waste

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Watch the story of Somali youth farmers and their startup that produces fruits and vegetables

Somali Youth Farmers

Our Mentors

Help shape the future of Dalbile

Empowering youth with the tailored trainings to unleash their full potentials and become leaders in the industry


Dalbile Initiative is part of EU in Somalia's ILED investment in youth to accelerate socio-economic opportunities. Led by UNFPA Somalia thru local partnership

Supporting Partners

Implementing Partners

Dalbile Youth Initiative is a socio-economic program that rides on the sole objective of investing Somali youth with skills and resources. Its partnership between EU, UNFPA, iRise Hub, Shaqodoon, YPEER to accelerate the economic development for the youth.


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