I am Anwar Abdirahman Warsame, the chairman of Somaliland Non-state Actors Forum (SONSAF) and I am honored to be the current chairperson of SONSAF board of directors. As a chairperson, I am committed to growing the NSA’s and building on our past and ongoing efforts to enhance the relevancy, reach and impact of the organization.
Since its establishment in 2008, SONSAF as a Non-state Actor, has been part of the democratization process in Somaliland, having played a key role in the 2010 presidential election and 2012 local council elections as well as 2017 and 2021 presidential and Joint elections respectively.
The role of SONSAF is always to speak on behalf of the civil society organizations in Somaliland, advocate for policy dialogue, peaceful, transparent and free and fair elections to happen, lobby for future political stability of Somaliland i.e. Prepare a platform for discussion of social, political and economic issues Somaliland government and its people are facing.
During each election, SONSAF’s role is to work hard or focus on the political space management and arbitrate the political parties and the National Electoral Commission.
SONSAF works closely with the Somaliland National Electoral Commission known as NEC, the three political parties and the other civil society organization whom are involved in the peace building, governance and the democratization process in Somaliland.