Saferworld has been working to build peace, good governance and community resilience in Somalia and Somaliland since 2004. With partners, we help community groups to identify and address their own safety concerns, work with local and national institutions, and make recommendations on security policy. We support civil society’s involvement, particularly women’s and youth groups, in decision-making processes on peace, security and development.
We also work with democratic institutions such as electoral management bodies and political parties to help improve the quality of elections and civic and voter education.
Finally, we conduct research to identify drivers of conflict within the Somali region and seek strategies to address them.
In Somalia and Somaliland we are working on:
Community security – we support communities in Somalia to influence how state institutions can help communities become safer.
Governance and peacebuilding – we support civil society’s crucial role in observing elections, increasing civic engagement and improving voter education.
Research and policy – sound analysis for Somalia to build a lasting peace.