About us


(Somali Language- UrurkaDhaqdhaqaaqaIskaashatooyinkaSoomaaliyeed – UDHIS-).
UDHIS have workers cooperatives and promotes democratic workplaces that support the reconstruction, growth and continued development of sustainable livelihood and poverty reduction in Somalia.
UDHIS were established on January 8th 1978, the result of several years of organizing on the part of private cooperatives and regional groups from around the country. Our members are cooperatives of all sizes and a broad variety of industries, from across the country, and our member workplaces comprise more than 100 thousand individual workers.
UDHIS connects its members to each other and to cooperative support organizations. The organization provides technical assistance and resources to its members and the public, puts on public educational events like conferences and workshops, publishes a quarterly newsletter, maintains libraries and databases of resources both physical and online, and initiates projects to benefit its members and the larger worker cooperative community