Mogadishu Entertainment Night is a monthly night initiated by the Mogadishu local youth, which is led and organized by Ubaxa Caasimada (UC) youths led civil society organization and youth volunteer networks. The first time to manner Mogadishu Entertainment Night was April 2018, which make the initiative four months old with four successful Mogadishu entertainment night events witnessed by the target participants and the people of Mogadishu at large. The night brings youth from all of the 17 districts of Mogadishu together in order to sing, dance, laugh and play music while also having sessions to discuss the role of the youth in peace building and preventing and countering violent extremism elements within and outside our communities.
Currently, only UC youth networks and members contribute to the cost of the facilitation which includes venue rent, refreshments and snacks for the participants, incentives for music team, media coverage and camera crew cost, the contribution from UC team led youth networks has managed to organize Mogadishu entertainment night with a participation capacity of 150 to 300, however UC wishes to mobilize external funds which is vital for realizing the 1000 target
2. Specific Objectives
- Promote youth centered approaches to sustainable peace building in Somalia
- Emphasize the role of youth in preventing and countering violent extremism through awareness raising campaign
- Strengthen youths engagements in positive activities
- Promote gender equality among the local youth with especial focus to girls active participation
- Increase youths led theater performances on arts, culture, poetry and reduce armed violence, crimes and youths radicalization through youths engagements and entertainments
- Establish youth led and owned events, forums, platforms, initiatives and spaces that will help the youth to interact, share responsibilities, identify their rights, participate in policy making and hold duty bearer accountable to rights share- holders.
- Encourage performance competition on arts, poetry, traditional dance and culture among Mogadishu local youths