In June 2015 we held a preparatory workshop in Mogadishu with all project stakeholders in order to discuss the approach and methodology, as well as plan the detailed activities, of the project.
Workshop in Mogadishu, June 2015 >
During the months of July and August 2015, the Somali-based team carried out the regional assessment mission in the Middle Shabelle region. The objective of the mission was to collect citizens’ views, positions and opinions on federalism and the ongoing federalization process in Somalia, issues of local government and governance, and the subject of conflict. Over a period of five weeks, the assessment team interviewed clan elders and traditional leaders, minority leaders, religious leaders, women’s groups, youth groups, the business community, representatives from the arts, and professionals (e.g. lawyers, teachers, doctors, and health professionals). The following report was drafted based on the empirical data, in the form of opinions and narratives, collected on the above mentioned thematic areas from the citizens of Middle Shabelle.
Report (Somali) >
In October 2015, we held a symposium with all project stakeholders in Entebbe, Uganda in order to discuss the results of the regional assessment mission in Middle Shabelle as well as to plan the upcoming activities of the project.
Workshop in Entebbe (Uganda) >
In December 2015, we held a capacity-development workshop in Mogadishu and beginning in 2016, the three Shirarka in Middle Shabelle will take place.
Capacity Development Workshop in Mogadishu, December 2015 >
The project implemented six community dialogue assemblies throughout 2016 in the regions of Middle Shabelle (in the city of Jowhar) and Hiiraan (in the city of Bulla Burte).
Six Shiraka 2016 >