Sool and Buuhoodle Voter Registration Preliminary Findings

Friday, September 2, 2016:

The voter registration of the upcoming March 2017 presidential and House of Representatives elections has peacefully started in Sool region and Buuhoodle district on 23rd August 2016. Voter registration has been successfully completed five regions of Togdheer, Awdal, Saaxil, Maroodi-
Jeex and Sanaag and Sool region is going to be the last region that its people are registering in order to participate Presidential and House of Representatives elections in Somaliland.


 Sool and Buuhoodle Voter Registration Preliminary Findings

Position Paper on the 4th National Extractive Sector Forum

Friday 23 June, 2017

Somaliland Non- State Actors Forum (SONSAF) was leading subsequent policy interventions in the areas of the extractive industries, these policy interventions aimed at promoting good governance and regular citizens’ participation in policy and decision-making process. The initiative of SONSAF on the national extractive sector commenced in 2013, since then, SONSAF successfully hosted four forums on national extractive sector including this conference.

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Briefing Paper 7: Briefing Paper on Voter Cards Distribution

Friday 2 June, 2017

Briefing Paper 7: Briefing Paper on Voter Cards Distribution - Awdal, Sahil and Coastal Areas of Sanaag Region. Somaliland Non- State Actors Forum (SONSAF) was closely monitoring the process of the voter registration since January 2016 through Domestic Voter Registration Observers and wider civil society engagement on the electoral process.

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Validation Workshop on the Review of the Somaliland Foreign Investment Law

Thursday 30 March, 2017

On 30th March 2017, SONSAF and officials from the Ministry of Trade and Investment organized a validation meeting on review of the Somaliland Foreign Investment Law. This meeting was pursuant of five consecutive days meeting for analyzing, reviewing and developed a comprehensive foreign investment law.

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The Fourth Extractive Sector National Forum

Wednesday 29 March, 2017

On March 29th 2017, SONSAF has conducted the fourth extractive industry national consultation forum as follow up meeting that civil society wants to make sure that policy recommendations have been implemented and reflected on the ground.Indeed, this was a golden opportunity which all key actors come together and discussed issues around the sector.

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Civil Society Position Paper on Justice Sector and Human Rights

Wednesday 29 March, 2017

On February 8th - 9 th 2017, SONSAF hosted two days conference on Justice Sector and Human Rights in Hargeisa, the main aims of the conference were to showcase the progress of the Somaliland Justice sector and explore the challenges and constrains that the Justice sector experienced, evaluate current human rights situation in Somaliland as well as draw recommendations in each areas of the justice and human rights sector. Read More   Civil Society Position Paper on Justice Sector and Human Rights 

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Press- statement on Justice, Media, Human Rights and Elections

Sunday 26 February, 2017

Press- statement on Justice, Media, Human Rights and Elections Somaliland Civil society held a meeting yesterday 23th February 2017 at SONSAF office, the objective of the meeting was to discuss on the issues of justice, media, human rights, droughts,elections and the establishment of Somaliland civil society committee on justice and human rights.In particular, the meeting focused on strengthening the issues of justice, especially the need for police reform, as civil society assumed that police has mandate to reinforce rule of law.

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Conference on Justice Sector and Human Rights

Thursday 9 February, 2017

SONSAF organized two consecutive days consultation conference on Justice Sector and Human Rights. Participants of the conference were from Somaliland Supreme Court and Lower Courts, Ministry of Social Affairs, Ministry of Planning and Development, Law Reform Commission, Solicitor General, Somaliland National Human Rights Commission, Somaliland Lawyers Associations, Civil Society Organizations, Parliament, International Community including European Union, UNSOM and British Office in Somaliland, Universities, Somaliland Journalist Association (SOLJA), and other stakeholders.

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Conference on Reviewing Somaliland Electoral process: Communique December, 7-8 th 2016

Tuesday 13 December, 2016

1. Preamble: The conference to review the Somaliland electoral process took place at the Ambassador Hotel, Hargeisa from the 7th to the 8th of December 2016, attended by Political parties, Members of the Parliament, Donors, Civil society organizations, the National Electoral Commission (NEC), Universities and Intellectuals. The implementation of genuine and periodic elections was a constitutional duty since the adoption of Somaliland Constitution on 31st May 2001.

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Press Release: Emergency Appeal on the Situation of Drought in Eastern Regions

Tuesday 22 November, 2016

On November 20th 2016, Somaliland Civil Society Organizations (SCOs) met at the office ofSomaliland Non-state Actors Forum (SONSAF) in Hargeisa to discuss the alarming droughtsituation in Somaliland.This meeting was attended by large members of CSOs, who shared information on the situationand condition of drought, and the on-going efforts and responses.

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Sool and Buuhoodle VR Preliminary Findings

Sunday 4 September, 2016

Friday, September 2, 2016: Summary The voter registration of the upcoming March 2017 presidential and House of Representatives elections has peacefully started in Sool region and Buuhoodle district on 23rd August 2016. Voter registration has been successfully completed five regions of Togdheer, Awdal, Saaxil, Maroodi- Jeex and Sanaag and Sool region is going to be the last region that its people are registering in order to participate Presidential and House of Representatives elections in Somaliland.

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Joint Press Statement: Somaliland Presidential Elections

Sunday 30 October, 2016

Somaliland Non- State Actors Forum (SONSAF) and Somaliland Society in Europe (SSE) held extensive discussions during the months of September and October of this year. These discussions focused on the electoral process and the need for timely, free and fair elections to be held on 28 March 2017.

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Sanaag Voter Registration Preliminary Findings

Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Summary The voter registration process which is going on in the region of Sanaag started on July 16, 2016, and a total of 167 voter registration centers opened concurrently across the region but there was one incident that has occurred in the Booda-cade village under Dhahar district on 18 July 2016 where Somaliland security forces involved the voter registration process in this area confronted Puntland forces who apparently attacked in this area of the voter registration centers as domestic observers reported. Therefore, these clashes between Somaliland and Puntland forces halted the process of the voter registration centers in Dhahar area.

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Meeting between WADDANI Political Party and Civil Society

Sunday 3 July, 2016

On July 2nd 2016, Somaliland Civil Society engaging in democratization process and elections had meeting with WADDANI Political Party, the meeting was held at the head Office of WADDANI party and attended by HE chairman of WADDANI Abdirahman Mohamed Abdilahi (Cirro) and many other senior official of the party. The CSOs addressed several key issues related voter registration, elections preparations, parliamentary elections, women and minority quota and the need to speed up the electoral process, House of Representative regional representation and voter registration process have become most vital issues discussed.

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Meeting between UCID Party and Civil Society

Tuesday 28 June, 2016

On June 23rd 2016: Somaliland Civil Society Organizations engaging democratization and elections process met with the Justice and Welfare Party (UCID) in Somaliland. Meeting was held at the head Office of UCID party, at mid-day on Thursday, the chairman of UCID HE Eng.

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