Advocacy & Public Dialogue

As a platform, SONSAF promotes the role of civil society in the

Different sectors in Somaliland. SONSAF organises high-level multi-Stakeholder dialogues to overcome and discuss the citizens’ challenges by facilitating and holding political dialogues to bridge any political tensions. Likewise, during economic, social, and political uncertainties, the voices of the civil societies are heard through the release of position papers, press statements and communique after consulting and discussions among CSOs.


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


European Union

Summary & Achievements

Under the Dan-Guud Consortium the project aims to contribute to the expansion of civic space in Somaliland particularly for youth and women.

Key Achievements

  • Trained and deployed 66 voter registration observers for the 2021 parliamentarian and local elections.
  • Capacitated 60 youth wing members from the three political parties.
  • Capacitated 200 domestic observers in 2021 parliamentarian and local elections
  • Facilitated consultation meetings between CSOs and National Electoral Commission.
  • Formulated CSO task force on COVID19.
  • Published voter registration report.


Supporting clan reconciliation and inclusive peacebuilding in the Sool region.


Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through SaferWorld

Summary & Achievements

As a part of the recurring conflict in the district of Xudun & Kalabaydh in the Sool region, the project sought to build on the current windows of opportunity to empower individuals and communities to promote long-term reconciliation and peacebuilding more effectively, including conflict mitigation and prevention. It seeks to strengthen existing locally legitimate customary reconciliation processes led by clan elders to secure, disseminate, and implement agreements and disrupt ongoing cycles of revenge killing.


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