About MIDA Sweden
The MIDA Sweden is an IOM initiative funded by the Government of Sweden that aims to facilitate the transfer of skills, competencies and knowledge of qualified Somali expatriates to specific institutions within Somalia. The beneficiary institution will host the qualified Somali expatriate, and will be responsible to provide a safe and secure work environment. MIDA Sweden will monitor the expatriate while in assignment. After carefully looking at the priorities of the Somalia and Somaliland Governments, SIDA-MIDA will target three key sectors, namely: Health, Public Finance Management (PFM), and Justice.
About Somalia: Baidoa and Barawe
Baidoa is the seat of SWS at the moment. It is located South Western Somalia and it is 250 km away from Mogadishu the Capital of Somali Federal Government. Baidoa is also the Capital of Baay region of Somalia.
Barawe; is the Capital of SWS and the new administration will in the future move to that city. Barawe however is located 240 km to the South of Mogadishu in the Indian Ocean shores.
About Interim South West Administration (ISWA)
ISWA is formed last year in Baidoa. The Administration consists of the following regions: Baay, Bakool and lower Shabelle. The President was elected there in November 17, 2014. The President has nominated a cabinet and now is in the process of election of the ISWA Parliament.