The mandate of the Ministry of Environment & Rural Development is to develop the pastoral sector, protect, conserve and manage environment through sustainable development aimed at eradication of poverty, improving living standards and ensuring that a protected and conserved environment is available.


To be a leading partner in the pastoral development, and promotion of sustainable environment for improved livelihood of the Government of  Somaliland people.


The mission of the Ministry of Environment and Rural Development is to promote, develop pastoral economy, conserve, protect and sustainably manage the environment and natural resources for national development.

Core Values 

Honesty: Honesty and sincerity are an integral part of our operations. We shall uphold these through strict adherence to the moral principles underlying all our policies.
Transparency: We shall always endeavor to be transparent, answerable and liable at all times.
Accountability and Credibility: We subscribe to the highest level of professional integrity, control, transparency and accountability geared towards the promotion of sound management
Professionalism Integrity and Ethics: Uphold professionalism, integrity and ethics in all our activities
Teamwork and Commitment: We cherish participatory approach to work, uphold teamwork and strong commitment to duty and service delivery. We seek individual, corporate and community contributions as well as recognize the same in pursuit of our objectives
Results-oriented: We aim to be a results-oriented and use our vantage position to ensure equity, balanced growth and optimal mobilization and allocation of resources in the country aimed at improving the citizens’ standards of living.
Innovativeness: We thrive on creativity and ingenuity. We seek the innovations and ideas that can bring a positive change. We value creativity that is focused, data-driven, and continuously-improving based on results.
Engagement of all stakeholder: Active engagement of all stakeholders including the community members, youth, NGO partners and Government of Somaliland relevant public institutions