Swedish-Somali Business Programme

The Swedish-Somali Business Programme (SSBP) is a capacity development programme with financing support, which supports entrepreneurs aiming to start up and develop sustainable business in Somalia. The goal is to increase investment in the country and to strengthen the private sector from a rights-based perspective in the hope of creating jobs and opportunities for sustainable livelihoods of Somalis and inclusive development in the longer term.

The main purpose of the Swedish-Somali Business Development Programme (SSBP) is job creation, especially for women and young people, and to contribute to the reconstruction of Somalia. The programme consists of two different grants:

  • Grant of 35 000 SEK gives the opportunity to explore a business idea for three months with financial support.
  • Grant of up to 200 000 SEK gives the opportunity to develop a business idea for twelve months with financial support.

SSBP has supported business start-ups in several sectors such as agriculture, livestock, fisheries, communication, technology, health and renewable energy and has a presence in the whole country.

SSBP is a joint programme between Forum Syd and Business Sweden. To submit an application and for more information, visit www.ssbp.nu.