Strengthening the participation of Somaliland Non-State Actors in Decision Making on Peace, Security and Development

Date- 2012-2016 ; Budget- €1,286,680.00; Funded- EU, EC, and DFID through SaferWorld

Summary & Achievements

Brief Summary of the project: The project capacitated the NSAs aimed at contributing to establishing democratic governance through the effective participation of Non-State Actors in peacebuilding and state-building. The project enabled Somaliland citizens and NSAs to systematically engage in policy dialogues with government and international actors and be well informed on issues of peacebuilding and democratization, aid effectiveness and service delivery, leading in time to changes in policy and behaviour by targeted decision-makers

    • SONSAF formed the Somaliland Civil Society Election Forum (SCISEF) which conducted pre-post-election consultations and assisted in the identification of policy priorities.

    • 677 Domestic Election Observers were trained and were deployed to over 60% of polling stations, providing a credible independent analysis of the elections.

    • Produced Somaliland Speaks report, which outlined several recommendations for future democratization processes in Somaliland