About Us

Who We are

The Somalia Stability Fund is a multi-donor fund working towards a peaceful, secure, and stable Somalia. It offers Somali stakeholders a source of multi-year funding that can respond to local needs and opportunities, It provides sustained support over the long term to the local process of building stability in Somalia, and helps areas become stable over the medium-term whilst better connecting them to a broader national framework.
The Stability Fund contributes towards enhancing stability in Somalia through the following pragmatic outputs:

  • FGS-FMS, Inter & Intra State: Fault-Lines for political conflict are identified and appropriately addressed.
  • Enhanced popular participation in governance, particularly for women and excluded communities.
  • Increased government visibility and community engagement.
  • Reduced community vulnerability to conflict.

Where We Work

The Stability Fund invests in locations where local governance is at its weakest and security is poor, but where there is potential to make progress. This includes the newly-recovered areas of Somalia and other conflict-affected locations

Our Guiding Principles

Context Appropriate

Context-appropriate – SSF strategy and programming will be based on regular analysis, ensuring a flexible and adaptive approach which responds to changes on the ground.

Risk & Return

Root causes Somalia Stability Fund will invest in tackling the structural drivers of conflict, striking a balance between supporting short-term stability and creating the conditions for long-term stability.

Engage With Politics

Engage with the politics – the Fund will use project funding to build confidence in political processes and underpin the agreements that come out of them.

Local Ownership

To ensure alignment with government priorities and regular engagement; while maintaining a strong focus on community engagement.

Learning & Adapting

Learning and adapting – SSF will develop a learning agenda which supports the iteration and adaptation of strategy and programming in line with emerging evidence and lessons.

Coalition Building

Coalition-building – SSF will work in coalition with a range of actors to pursue policy objectives and use diverse fora to share SSF learning and encourage a commonality of intent.

Right People, Right Places

Geographic targeting – SSF will focus resources at the FMS and district level, ensuring a broadly equal allocation of funds across FMS, with potentially higher resources for the newer states.

Gender & Conflict

Gender and conflict sensitive – SSF investments will aim to positively address conflict dynamics and shift gendered power relations to promote women’s empowerment.