November 18, 2021
Tags: Democratisation, Reconciliation
SSF commissioned this research to identify and understand the instances of successful (or most successful) reconciliation in Somalia, study the common characteristics of successful reconciliation, and consider how best to replicate this in feasible
and effective ways for long-term peacebuilding. As a starting point, the research team sought to identify the different types of programmes related to local reconciliation, community security, policing– community dialogue, and similar initiatives delivered
in recent years to identify examples of successful (or most successful) reconciliation. To complement this, the team sought to identify local reconciliation programming best practices and recommend how success can be enhanced and replicated across Somalia.
The research looked at the current programming, policy and capacity building initiatives and aimed to identify how they can work in concert to advance local inter-clan conflict resolution and build towards more durable reconciliation.