What Drive us

Uplifts is passionate about making a tangible impact in the achievement of relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Somalia. Specifically, our programming aims to contribute to 4 SDGs: 

SDG#1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Target #1.1: By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day.

SDG#3. Good health and well-being.

Target # 3.2: “By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births.”

Target # 3.3: “By 2030, end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age, with all countries aiming to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1,000 live births and under‑5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1,000 live births.”

SDG#4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Target # 4.1: By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes.

Target # 4.2: By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education.


SDG#6. Good health and well-being.

Target # 6.1: “By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.”

Target # 6.2: “By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations.”

Uplift is aligned to the aspirations of the government of Somalia. We operates within the current (2020-2024) Somalia National Development Plan (NDP-9) which is the nation’s 5-year blueprint for economic growth and poverty reduction within a five-year period of development. NDP-9 has 4 pillars: 1. Inclusive and accountable politics, 2. Improved security and the rule of law, 3. Inclusive economic growth, and 4. Improved social and human development. Uplift Relief finds a natural niche in the fourth pillar and contributes to the set national objectives:

Agenda 2063 is Africa’s blueprint and master plan for transforming Africa into the global powerhouse in the next 50+ years. The Agenda has 20 goals that are aligned with the SDGs. Uplift Relief, and an effort to make real impact, contributes to specific continental priority areas (Pas):