The Somalia Urbanization Review aims to improve our understanding of the complex issues pertaining to urbanization in Somalia and identifies priority interventions that can help better manage it. The Review draws on both technical and political economy analyses to provide a better understanding of a broader range of urban issues in Somalia, and craft recommendations that are better tailored to…
In response to recent events in Ethiopia, notably the declining space for civil society and humanitarian actors to operate and limited media coverage of the Ethiopia conflict, on 1 December 2020, the Rift Valley Forum hosted a panel discussion to explore the role of regional bodies and civil society in managing and mitigating conflict.
On 16 September 2020, the Rift Valley Forum, in partnership with Heinrich Boll Foundation, hosted on online forum to explore the electoral atmosphere in the East and Horn of Africa region. The forum provided a critical space for the examination of contentious issues around elections scheduled for 2020 and 2021.
Warbixintan kooban waxay bixinaysaa muuqaalka guud ee nooca doorashada lagu heshiiyey, oo ay ku jiraan arrimo siyaasadeed oo la isku haysto, iyo khataraha halista ku ah daah-furnaanta iyo wadajirka geeddisocodka, iyo waliba talooyin ku aaddan sida wax looga qaban karo labadaba. Waxaa loogu talagalay in lagu taageero Soomaalida inay isugu yimaadaan wadahadal ku saabsan geeddi-socodka doorashada…
On 17 December 2020, the Rift Valley Institute in partnership with Heinrich Böll Foundation hosted the fourth webinar in its elections series to discuss these issues as well as security and the participation of women in electoral processes in Somalia.
This briefing provides an overview of the current election model, including contentious political issues, and risks to the integrity and inclusivity of the process, as well as options for addressing both. It is intended to support Somalis come together in dialogue around the process, with the aim of increasing its inclusivity and credibility.
The articles in this volume of the Somaliland Peace and Development Journal discuss fundamental issues that have an impact directly on global citizens. While the articles carry diverse issues that affect both citizens and states, addressing the challenges presented in the body of the articles are also important.
This report examines the history of epidemic disease in this region in order to shed light on the current COVID-19 pandemic and its likely course. Rather than attempt to be comprehensive, this study focuses on three diseases that have caused at least one serious regional epidemic over the past two hundred years: Cholera, smallpox and syphilis.
Somaliland reported its first case of Covid-19 in March, yet financial support from the international community and the diaspora has been largely absent. When diaspora assistance has been mobilized, it has been through less traditional mechanisms: younger, educated activists using online platforms.
Si loo dhiirrigeliyo wadahadal wax-ku-ool ah oo ku saabsan sameynta dowladda xigta xilligan adag, Madasha Wadahadallada Soomaaliyeed (Somali Dialogue Platform) ayaa soo saartay qormadan kooban, oo soo bandhigeyso toddobo su’aalood oo muhiim ah lana xiriira sameynta iyo ka shaqeynta dowlad ku saleysan is-afgarad. Su’aalahani waxay tusaalooyin kasoo qaadanayaan xaalado kale, halkaasoo geeddi-…