On March 8th 2016, SONSAF hosted its third National Extractive Industry Forum in Burao, Togdheer region. This paper is a continuation of SONSAF’s dialogues and initiatives towards the extractive industries and improving its governance and oversight in Somaliland and follows on from previous meetings hosted by SONSAF on 12th March 2015 and 3th December 2014. The aim of SONSAF’s third extractive meeting was to revise and strengthen SONSAF’s previous policy recommendations on the oil and gas exploration activities underway in Somaliland.
The Third National Extractive Consultation was attended by a wide array of stakeholders included of His Excellency Mr. Hussein Abdi Duale, the Minister of Energy and Minerals, traditional elders representing communities in the oil exploration areas, representatives of international oil companies (IOC), civil society organizations (CSOs), business people, universities, media youth, women and religious leaders.

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