NGO Call to Action: Somalia Conference, London 2013
The voices of communities within Somalia must be at the centre of discussions and actions agreed in London on the 7th of May 2013 should be measurable and accountable.
Walking the Tak in Somalia? Progress Since London 2012
Background analysis of progress on committments made on political, security, justice and stabilization in Somalia at the London international conference on Somalia 2012.
2012 Annual Report
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Capacity Building Calendar
Click on this slide to view the diverse capacity building opportunities from a variety of sources listed on the calendar. Please note that these are for information purposes only.
The Somalia NGO Consortium promotes information sharing, cooperation and joint advocacy initiatives amongst local and international NGOs working in Somalia and Somaliland through the following activities:
- Provide a forum for and actively support members to promote dialogue, collaboration, learning experiences and information exchange
- Regularly share information collectively and advise NGOs bilaterally
- Represent Consortium members to governments, UN agencies, donor groups, and multilateral organisations at local, national, and international levels
- Facilitate or support advocacy initiatives, including raising public awareness of programming in Somalia, on behalf of the membership
- Ensure synergy of Consortium objectives and activities with the NGO Safety Programme (NSP), providing specialised, coordinated and focused security management support to reduce risks posed to personnel and assets
Walking the Talk in Somalia? An NGO Call to Action
As delegates converge for the May 7th Somalia Conference in London, NGOs in Somalia call on delegates and participants at the Conference to place the voices of communities within Somalia at the centre of discussions and that actions agreed in London should be measurable and accountable. Through a position paper signed off by thirty local and international organizations operating in Somalia, NGOs are calling on the Somalia Federal Government (SFG) and the international community to further focus on addressing prevalent needs, enhance their engagement in building resilience and place adequate consideration on the return of IDPs and refugees in Somalia.
A background analysis on the progress made on commitments at the 1st London Conference on Somalia in February 2012 concludes that; Key Constitutional requirements aimed at implementing federalism and creating mechanisms for national healing and reconciliation in Somalia have yet to be met or implemented; To date, there has not been enough participation and civil society engagement in Somalia’s political and decision making processes; Progress in realising human rights and judicial reform has been impeded by weak institutions and limited avenues for redress and accountability for human rights abuses; Somalia’s security forces continue to have significant weaknesses in command and control within their composition resulting in serious protection concerns for Somalis and that Questions on accountability across all areas still remain unanswered and unaddressed.
As the Federal Government and the international community makes further commitments on security, justice and financial management for Somalia at London in 2013, a reflection on the progress made within the last year is necessary. Only then can future plans be sustainable and commitments be held accountable.
Who, What, Where
Get up to date information about programmes running in Somalia by viewing our Who, What, Where map.
The interactive WWW map tracks operational presence in Somalia, and is meant to increase cooperation and coordination between the Consortium members and other organisations.