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“We are one community”: building safety and security in Somalia
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“We are one community”: building safety and security in Somalia

Conflict in Somalia has translated into violence and insecurity for many communities across the country. Community groups, supported by Saferworld and partners, bring people together to identify and address priority security issues – but establishing these groups comes with its own set of challenges.

16 January 2019
SDG16+ in action: making global commitments local realities
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SDG16+ in action: making global commitments local realities

Sustainable Development Goal 16+ (SDG16+) unites efforts to create more peaceful, just and inclusive societies around the world. But how does it translate into practical action? In our two latest films, we explore how SDG16+ can support and strengthen peace.

10 May 2018
Embracing SDG16+ in Somaliland: an opportunity for change
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Embracing SDG16+ in Somaliland: an opportunity for change

Hopes are high in Somaliland after a largely peaceful presidential election in November. Abdijalil Dahir Aqarshe and Jordan Street argue that the Sustainable Development Goals have a crucial role to play in supporting this shift and bringing together seemingly disparate development efforts.  

8 December 2017
The London Conference is over, but the hard work of building peace in Somalia continues
Comment & analysis

The London Conference is over, but the hard work of building peace in Somalia continues

On 11 May 2017, the governments of the UK and Somalia, together with the African Union and the UN, jointly hosted a major international conference in London that sought to address Somalia’s key governance, statebuilding and security challenges. It brought Somali government representatives together with donor states, UN representatives and multilateral institutions such as the World Bank and the IMF.

12 May 2017
Four questions for democratisation in Somalia
Comment & analysis

Four questions for democratisation in Somalia

Somalia has elected new president Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo in an indirect selection process. Work towards one-person-one-vote elections must begin right away.

9 February 2017