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PSRP Event: Stabilization, Extraversion and Political Settlements in Somalia
May 10, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
On Tuesday 10 May 2016, the Rift Valley Forum together with the Political Settlements Research Programme (PRSP), will host the launch of a report by Tobias Hagmann: Stabilization, Extraversion and Political Settlements in Somalia.
This report highlights the role of external aid in dysfunctional state building efforts in Somalia. Rather than assuming that foreign actors are outside the local, national and political settlements, such actors should rather be seen as an integral part of these processes. Consequently, the power and interests of both Somali and international actors must be taken into consideration in order to understand the shortcomings of stabilization policies.
The author of the report will present its findings followed by a discussion on the current efforts of state building in Somalia, lessons learnt from past efforts and what needs to be done locally and internationally to ensure a successful process of state building in Somalia.
Light refreshments will be served. This is event is free and open to attend, but registration is required.
- Ibrahim Farah, The Somalia Academy
- Tobias Hagmann, Author
- Hodan Hassan, USAID
- Abdi Ali, Saferworld
- David Womble, Independent – Somalia
Source: Rift Valley Forum
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