Somaliland Non State Actors Forum (SONSAF) was founded in 2005 by business groups, traditional leaders, professional associations, religious leaders and civil society organizations to enhance development process through better coordination and networking amongst non-state actors: SONSAF was officially registered in 2008.
SONSAF’s mandate is to strengthen the voice of non-state actors and to enable them by engaging them in domestic and international policy dialogue activities. As a non-state actor, SONSAF doesn’t have direct influence or administration of the state organs. It is solely concerned about advancing the voice of the non-state actors.

VISION: SONSAF envisions effective development, cooperation, trade, and policy dialogue (locally and internationally).
MISSION: SONSAF’s mission is to engage NSAs by improving their capacity to enable them to have space in policy dialogue activities aimed at formulating appropriate and sustainable development programs.