CSOs Coordination

SONSAF, as the CSOs Forum,

is mandated to enhance Non-State Actors’ (NSAs)voice through better coordination and networking that assists NSAs in possessing a vibrant space in the policy dialogue can influence in formulating policies that address the needs of all citizens.


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.


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


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.

Key achievements

  • 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


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