When you hear the word Mogadishu, what do you think? Probably nothing positive. Perhaps violence, pirates, child soldiers, and a desolate wasteland. But is this accurate? Does your idea of Mogadishu match the reality of the city today? I am pleased to launch the site, rebirthofmogadishu.com, a collaborative effort between myself, Urban Interactive Studio, and the Benadiir Regional Administration.
Through this site, those who have been to Mogadishu, plan to visit, currently live there, or simply maintain an interest in the city have an opportunity to participate in reshaping its perception. Journalists are not always accurate, nor are governments, so this is a way for anybody and everybody to contribute to redefining the city.