Expanding Civic Space, Empowering Youth and Women to contribute to the governance and development processes in Somaliland

Date- 2021-2023 ; Budget- €182,810.00; Danida through SaferWorld

Summary & Achievements

The projects supported the governance processes at local and regional levels in Somaliland by strengthening and capacitating through increased participation, accessibility, and inclusivity of citizens. In conjunction, with NEC and Parliamentary Sub-Committees, SONSAF ensured the legal and governing election frameworks were harmonized. Furthermore, SONSAF utilized the NSAs Forum to reduce tensions surrounding the election through mediation and political harmonization efforts

    • 20 CSO members trained in mediation and dialogue skills.

    • Produced five case studies illustrating the role of mediation in reducing tensions throughout the election cycle

    • 10 consultations held on the legal and administrative framework for elections

    • Electoral laws are successfully amended and made law ahead of the 2017 election.

    • 90 political party members are trained in developing policies, structures, and systems to conduct professional election campaigns that comply with relevant legislation and best practice.