Adeso – Somalia

Adeso – Somalia

Arete went to Somalia to produce photographs and video to raise awareness of the work of Adeso in Somalia…

African Development Solutions (ADESO) Goodwill ambassador and Somali American actor, Barkhad Abdi , and farmer Ahmed Shire look at a gully, near the Awasane village in Puntland, Somalia 26 Jan 2015. Adeso is implementing a large Natural Resources Management Project in Puntland targeting 100 communities and helping them in building of gully control structures and rock dams to retire rangelands.ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

African Development Solutions (ADESO) Goodwill ambassador and Somali American actor, Barkhad Abdi , and farmer Ahmed Shire look at a gully, near the Awasane village in Puntland, Somalia 26 Jan 2015. Adeso is implementing a large Natural Resources Management Project in Puntland targeting 100 communities and helping them in building of gully control structures and rock dams to retire rangelands.ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

Villagers build a gully control structure , with the the help of African Development Solutions (ADESO), near the Awasane village in Puntland, Somalia 26 Jan 2015. Adeso is implementing a large Natural Resources Management Project in Puntland targeting 100 communities and helping them in building of gully control structures and rock dams to retire rangelands.ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

Villagers build a gully control structure , with the the help of African Development Solutions (ADESO), near the Awasane village in Puntland, Somalia 26 Jan 2015. Adeso is implementing a large Natural Resources Management Project in Puntland targeting 100 communities and helping them in building of gully control structures and rock dams to retire rangelands.ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

Villagers build a gully control structure , with the the help of African Development Solutions (ADESO), near the Awasane village in Puntland, Somalia 26 Jan 2015. Adeso is implementing a large Natural Resources Management Project in Puntland targeting 100 communities and helping them in building of gully control structures and rock dams to retire rangelands.ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

African Development Solutions (ADESO) Goodwill ambassador and Somali American actor, Barkhad Abdi , look at Mohamed Abdiragman studying electric circuits as they study electric skills in the village of Badhan in Puntland, Somalia 26 Jan 2015. Adeso started a Social Safety Nets project to protect vulnerable households from stocks providing them with a predictable source of income and marketable skills they could use to earn a living. ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

African Development Solutions (ADESO) Goodwill ambassador and Somali American actor, Barkhad Abdi , look at Mohamed Abdiragman studying electric circuits as they study electric skills in the village of Badhan in Puntland, Somalia 26 Jan 2015. Adeso started a Social Safety Nets project to protect vulnerable households from stocks providing them with a predictable source of income and marketable skills they could use to earn a living. ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

Students study electric circuits in the village of Badhan in Puntland, Somalia 26 Jan 2015. Adeso started a Social Safety Nets project to protect vulnerable households from stocks providing them with a predictable source of income and marketable skills they could use to earn a living. ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

Students study electric circuits in the village of Badhan in Puntland, Somalia 26 Jan 2015. Adeso started a Social Safety Nets project to protect vulnerable households from stocks providing them with a predictable source of income and marketable skills they could use to earn a living. ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

Students study electric circuits in the village of Badhan in Puntland, Somalia 26 Jan 2015. Adeso started a Social Safety Nets project to protect vulnerable households from stocks providing them with a predictable source of income and marketable skills they could use to earn a living. ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

African Development Solutions (ADESO) Goodwill ambassador and Somali American actor, Barkhad Abdi , share time with women weaving baskets in a shop in the village of Badhan in Puntland, Somalia 26 Jan 2015. Adeso through their Income Generated Activity Scheme helped a group of women to have a shop and sell and produce various goods. ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

African Development Solutions (ADESO) Goodwill ambassador and Somali American actor, Barkhad Abdi , share time with women weaving baskets in a shop in the village of Badhan in Puntland, Somalia 26 Jan 2015. Adeso through their Income Generated Activity Scheme helped a group of women to have a shop and sell and produce various goods. ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

A man herd his goats near the village of Badhan in Puntland, Somalia 26 Jan 2015. Adeso through their Income Generated Activity Scheme helped a group of women to have a shop and sell and produce various goods. ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

Farmer Abdi Mohamed Said work on his farm outside the El- Dahir village, Puntland, Somalia, 27 Jan 2015 2. Adeso's Livelihood Emergency Assistance project for Somalia helped farmers in the area to grow products and supplied them with a reliable water source. ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

Farmer Abdi Mohamed Said show trees that he wants to plant on his farm outside the El- Dahir village, Puntland, Somalia, 27 Jan 2015 2. Adeso's Livelihood Emergency Assistance project for Somalia helped farmers in the area to grow products and supplied them with a reliable water source. ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

Farmer Abdi Mohamed Said hold an onion on his farm outside the El- Dahir village, Puntland, Somalia, 27 Jan 2015 2. Adeso's Livelihood Emergency Assistance project for Somalia helped farmers in the area to grow products and supplied them with a reliable water source. ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

A man transporting illegal charcoal gesture not to have his picture taken, near the Dududri village in Puntland, Somalia, Wednesday, 28 Jan, 2015 Somali American actor, Barkhad Abdi left Somalia when he was seven years old and returned for the first time for a visit to the country as an Adeso Goodwill Ambassador.In the 23 years since Somalia defended into civil war, the country's waters have been exploited by illegal fisheries, and the economic infrastructure that once provided jobs ravaged.Too often, there was simply no way for young men with limited educations to provide for themselves or their families , and many turned to piracy. Although piracy has decreased in recent years, unless young men in Somalia are provided with appealing livelihood opportunities , there is a chance that they could revert back to piracy and other illegal activities. ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

A man transporting illegal charcoal gesture not to have his picture taken, near the Dududri village in Puntland, Somalia, Wednesday, 28 Jan, 2015 Somali American actor, Barkhad Abdi left Somalia when he was seven years old and returned for the first time for a visit to the country as an Adeso Goodwill Ambassador.In the 23 years since Somalia defended into civil war, the country's waters have been exploited by illegal fisheries, and the economic infrastructure that once provided jobs ravaged.Too often, there was simply no way for young men with limited educations to provide for themselves or their families , and many turned to piracy. Although piracy has decreased in recent years, unless young men in Somalia are provided with appealing livelihood opportunities , there is a chance that they could revert back to piracy and other illegal activities. ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

A man transporting illegal charcoal gesture not to have his picture taken, near the Dududri village in Puntland, Somalia, Wednesday, 28 Jan, 2015 Somali American actor, Barkhad Abdi left Somalia when he was seven years old and returned for the first time for a visit to the country as an Adeso Goodwill Ambassador.In the 23 years since Somalia defended into civil war, the country's waters have been exploited by illegal fisheries, and the economic infrastructure that once provided jobs ravaged.Too often, there was simply no way for young men with limited educations to provide for themselves or their families , and many turned to piracy. Although piracy has decreased in recent years, unless young men in Somalia are provided with appealing livelihood opportunities , there is a chance that they could revert back to piracy and other illegal activities. ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

A man transporting illegal charcoal gesture not to have his picture taken, near the Dududri village in Puntland, Somalia, Wednesday, 28 Jan, 2015 Somali American actor, Barkhad Abdi left Somalia when he was seven years old and returned for the first time for a visit to the country as an Adeso Goodwill Ambassador.In the 23 years since Somalia defended into civil war, the country's waters have been exploited by illegal fisheries, and the economic infrastructure that once provided jobs ravaged.Too often, there was simply no way for young men with limited educations to provide for themselves or their families , and many turned to piracy. Although piracy has decreased in recent years, unless young men in Somalia are provided with appealing livelihood opportunities , there is a chance that they could revert back to piracy and other illegal activities. ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

A man transporting illegal charcoal gesture not to have his picture taken, near the Dududri village in Puntland, Somalia, Wednesday, 28 Jan, 2015 Somali American actor, Barkhad Abdi left Somalia when he was seven years old and returned for the first time for a visit to the country as an Adeso Goodwill Ambassador.In the 23 years since Somalia defended into civil war, the country's waters have been exploited by illegal fisheries, and the economic infrastructure that once provided jobs ravaged.Too often, there was simply no way for young men with limited educations to provide for themselves or their families , and many turned to piracy. Although piracy has decreased in recent years, unless young men in Somalia are provided with appealing livelihood opportunities , there is a chance that they could revert back to piracy and other illegal activities. ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

Fishermen look at the catch of the day at the Bossaso harbour in Puntland, Somalia, Thursday, 29 Jan, 2015 Somali American actor, Barkhad Abdi left Somalia when he was seven years old and returned for the first time for a visit to the country as an Adeso Goodwill Ambassador.In the 23 years since Somalia defended into civil war, the country's waters have been exploited by illegal fisheries, and the economic infrastructure that once provided jobs ravaged.Too often, there was simply no way for young men with limited educations to provide for themselves or their families , and many turned to piracy. Although piracy has decreased in recent years, unless young men in Somalia are provided with appealing livelihood opportunities , there is a chance that they could revert back to piracy. ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

A man transporting illegal charcoal gesture not to have his picture taken, near the Dududri village in Puntland, Somalia, Wednesday, 28 Jan, 2015 Somali American actor, Barkhad Abdi left Somalia when he was seven years old and returned for the first time for a visit to the country as an Adeso Goodwill Ambassador.In the 23 years since Somalia defended into civil war, the country's waters have been exploited by illegal fisheries, and the economic infrastructure that once provided jobs ravaged.Too often, there was simply no way for young men with limited educations to provide for themselves or their families , and many turned to piracy. Although piracy has decreased in recent years, unless young men in Somalia are provided with appealing livelihood opportunities , there is a chance that they could revert back to piracy and other illegal activities. ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

A fisherman carry a shark to shore at the Bossaso harbour in Puntland, Somalia, Thursday, 29 Jan, 2015 Somali American actor, Barkhad Abdi left Somalia when he was seven years old and returned for the first time for a visit to the country as an Adeso Goodwill Ambassador.In the 23 years since Somalia defended into civil war, the country's waters have been exploited by illegal fisheries, and the economic infrastructure that once provided jobs ravaged.Too often, there was simply no way for young men with limited educations to provide for themselves or their families , and many turned to piracy. Although piracy has decreased in recent years, unless young men in Somalia are provided with appealing livelihood opportunities , there is a chance that they could revert back to piracy. ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

A man transporting illegal charcoal gesture not to have his picture taken, near the Dududri village in Puntland, Somalia, Wednesday, 28 Jan, 2015 Somali American actor, Barkhad Abdi left Somalia when he was seven years old and returned for the first time for a visit to the country as an Adeso Goodwill Ambassador.In the 23 years since Somalia defended into civil war, the country's waters have been exploited by illegal fisheries, and the economic infrastructure that once provided jobs ravaged.Too often, there was simply no way for young men with limited educations to provide for themselves or their families , and many turned to piracy. Although piracy has decreased in recent years, unless young men in Somalia are provided with appealing livelihood opportunities , there is a chance that they could revert back to piracy and other illegal activities. ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

A man process the catch of the day, at the Bossaso harbour in Puntland, Somalia, Thursday, 29 Jan, 2015 Somali American actor, Barkhad Abdi left Somalia when he was seven years old and returned for the first time for a visit to the country as an Adeso Goodwill Ambassador.In the 23 years since Somalia defended into civil war, the country's waters have been exploited by illegal fisheries, and the economic infrastructure that once provided jobs ravaged.Too often, there was simply no way for young men with limited educations to provide for themselves or their families , and many turned to piracy. Although piracy has decreased in recent years, unless young men in Somalia are provided with appealing livelihood opportunities , there is a chance that they could revert back to piracy. ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

A man transporting illegal charcoal gesture not to have his picture taken, near the Dududri village in Puntland, Somalia, Wednesday, 28 Jan, 2015 Somali American actor, Barkhad Abdi left Somalia when he was seven years old and returned for the first time for a visit to the country as an Adeso Goodwill Ambassador.In the 23 years since Somalia defended into civil war, the country's waters have been exploited by illegal fisheries, and the economic infrastructure that once provided jobs ravaged.Too often, there was simply no way for young men with limited educations to provide for themselves or their families , and many turned to piracy. Although piracy has decreased in recent years, unless young men in Somalia are provided with appealing livelihood opportunities , there is a chance that they could revert back to piracy and other illegal activities. ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

Somali women prepare to offload the catch of the day from fishermen, at the Bossaso harbour in Puntland, Somalia, Thursday, 29 Jan, 2015 Somali American actor, Barkhad Abdi left Somalia when he was seven years old and returned for the first time for a visit to the country as an Adeso Goodwill Ambassador.In the 23 years since Somalia defended into civil war, the country's waters have been exploited by illegal fisheries, and the economic infrastructure that once provided jobs ravaged.Too often, there was simply no way for young men with limited educations to provide for themselves or their families , and many turned to piracy. Although piracy has decreased in recent years, unless young men in Somalia are provided with appealing livelihood opportunities , there is a chance that they could revert back to piracy. ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

A man transporting illegal charcoal gesture not to have his picture taken, near the Dududri village in Puntland, Somalia, Wednesday, 28 Jan, 2015 Somali American actor, Barkhad Abdi left Somalia when he was seven years old and returned for the first time for a visit to the country as an Adeso Goodwill Ambassador.In the 23 years since Somalia defended into civil war, the country's waters have been exploited by illegal fisheries, and the economic infrastructure that once provided jobs ravaged.Too often, there was simply no way for young men with limited educations to provide for themselves or their families , and many turned to piracy. Although piracy has decreased in recent years, unless young men in Somalia are provided with appealing livelihood opportunities , there is a chance that they could revert back to piracy and other illegal activities. ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

Somali's offload the catch of the day from fishermen, at the Bossaso harbour in Puntland, Somalia, Thursday, 29 Jan, 2015 Somali American actor, Barkhad Abdi left Somalia when he was seven years old and returned for the first time for a visit to the country as an Adeso Goodwill Ambassador.In the 23 years since Somalia defended into civil war, the country's waters have been exploited by illegal fisheries, and the economic infrastructure that once provided jobs ravaged.Too often, there was simply no way for young men with limited educations to provide for themselves or their families , and many turned to piracy. Although piracy has decreased in recent years, unless young men in Somalia are provided with appealing livelihood opportunities , there is a chance that they could revert back to piracy. ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

A man transporting illegal charcoal gesture not to have his picture taken, near the Dududri village in Puntland, Somalia, Wednesday, 28 Jan, 2015 Somali American actor, Barkhad Abdi left Somalia when he was seven years old and returned for the first time for a visit to the country as an Adeso Goodwill Ambassador.In the 23 years since Somalia defended into civil war, the country's waters have been exploited by illegal fisheries, and the economic infrastructure that once provided jobs ravaged.Too often, there was simply no way for young men with limited educations to provide for themselves or their families , and many turned to piracy. Although piracy has decreased in recent years, unless young men in Somalia are provided with appealing livelihood opportunities , there is a chance that they could revert back to piracy and other illegal activities. ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

Somali women offload the catch of the day from fishermen, at the Bossaso harbour in Puntland, Somalia, Thursday, 29 Jan, 2015 Somali American actor, Barkhad Abdi left Somalia when he was seven years old and returned for the first time for a visit to the country as an Adeso Goodwill Ambassador.In the 23 years since Somalia defended into civil war, the country's waters have been exploited by illegal fisheries, and the economic infrastructure that once provided jobs ravaged.Too often, there was simply no way for young men with limited educations to provide for themselves or their families , and many turned to piracy. Although piracy has decreased in recent years, unless young men in Somalia are provided with appealing livelihood opportunities , there is a chance that they could revert back to piracy. ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

A man transporting illegal charcoal gesture not to have his picture taken, near the Dududri village in Puntland, Somalia, Wednesday, 28 Jan, 2015 Somali American actor, Barkhad Abdi left Somalia when he was seven years old and returned for the first time for a visit to the country as an Adeso Goodwill Ambassador.In the 23 years since Somalia defended into civil war, the country's waters have been exploited by illegal fisheries, and the economic infrastructure that once provided jobs ravaged.Too often, there was simply no way for young men with limited educations to provide for themselves or their families , and many turned to piracy. Although piracy has decreased in recent years, unless young men in Somalia are provided with appealing livelihood opportunities , there is a chance that they could revert back to piracy and other illegal activities. ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

Somali women offload the catch of the day from fishermen, at the Bossaso harbour in Puntland, Somalia, Thursday, 29 Jan, 2015 Somali American actor, Barkhad Abdi left Somalia when he was seven years old and returned for the first time for a visit to the country as an Adeso Goodwill Ambassador.In the 23 years since Somalia defended into civil war, the country's waters have been exploited by illegal fisheries, and the economic infrastructure that once provided jobs ravaged.Too often, there was simply no way for young men with limited educations to provide for themselves or their families , and many turned to piracy. Although piracy has decreased in recent years, unless young men in Somalia are provided with appealing livelihood opportunities , there is a chance that they could revert back to piracy. ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

Somali women offload the catch of the day from fishermen, at the Bossaso harbour in Puntland, Somalia, Thursday, 29 Jan, 2015 Somali American actor, Barkhad Abdi left Somalia when he was seven years old and returned for the first time for a visit to the country as an Adeso Goodwill Ambassador.In the 23 years since Somalia defended into civil war, the country's waters have been exploited by illegal fisheries, and the economic infrastructure that once provided jobs ravaged.Too often, there was simply no way for young men with limited educations to provide for themselves or their families , and many turned to piracy. Although piracy has decreased in recent years, unless young men in Somalia are provided with appealing livelihood opportunities , there is a chance that they could revert back to piracy. ADESO/ KAREL PRINSLOO.

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We sent Karel Prinsloo, a photographer with considerable experience of covering the region, and Alex Pritz, an experienced news videographer, to Somalia to capture and film the visit of Good Will Ambassador Barkhad Abdi on behalf of Adeso in January 2015.


It was the first return visit to Somalia for the actor who played Muse in the acclaimed movie Captain Philips and Adeso – an African development organization working particularly in Somalia – was keen to publicise Barkhad Abdi’s visit.


We worked with closely with Barkhad Abdi and the Adeso communications team to ensure the visit raised awareness of their work and the stories that need to be told, in particular the stories of interest to the Somalia diaspora living in the US and Europe.


We produced a two-minute film of the visit and sent photographs as press hand-outs to the international wire services.


– Adeso were keen that the films be targeted at Somali Diaspora living in Europe and the US so that they could gain a better understanding of the current situation in Somalia.


We worked hard to ensure take up of the story by multiple global outlets and gained fantastic coverage for the incredible work Adeso does with fishing communities in Somalia.


The photographs were picked up widely by international news agencies and were featured in an article about the trip published by Newsweek and a news story that went out on Yahoo.


The film has been shared 35,000 times on YouTube.

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