Who we are

Who we are

The Somalia Stability Fund Phase 3 (SSF III) takes forward the multi-donor agreement at the 2012 London Conference on Somalia to “integrate political, security and development interventions, and respond quickly to emerging opportunities.”[1] The Fund was designed as a flexible, politically-informed, and responsive procurement facility. SSF III aims to support inclusive political agreements, address grievances, promote democratic processes, strengthen local governance, and enhance accountability between citizens and the state. Working collaboratively with Somali authorities, civil society, and international partners is crucial for the success of the project.

[1] Ed Laws (2018). Thinking and working politically in Somalia: A case study on the Somalia Stability Fund. Overseas Development Institute, 6.

Our Vision & Mission


A peaceful Somalia where everyone can thrive


We work with people, organisations, and authorities in their pursuit of a more inclusive and peaceful Somalia

Our Guiding Values


SSF III consults internally and externally so decisions are well-informed and partners have clarity on SSF III’s priorities, evidence base, and processes.


SSF III is mindful of what is appropriate, accepted, but also of what may be harmful, will proactively consult and communicate clearly, and emphasises diversity.


SSF III upholds integrity, is accountable to, and prioritises safety and wellbeing for partners, team members, and communities we work with.


SSF III plans and programmes according to context, conducts regular context analyses, and prioritises engagement where politics enables constructive, inclusive, and conflict sensitive collaboration.

Being Bold

SSF III believes in the possibility of positive change under adverse circumstances, flexibly reacts to opportunities to pursue change or perserve what has been achieved, and firmly advocates for this approach.

Based on Evidence

SSF III tests assumptions, collates and curates existing evidence, and addresses gaps with applied research – to reflect on our own approach, to co-design with partners for mutual learning, and to convene partners for evidence-based discussions and coordination.