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Awdal–Land Environment Management Consultation Workshop

Academy for Peace sand Development (APD) Burao Satellite office held a successful ‘and Environment management” consultation forum sand two days workshop in Borama as one of the preparatory steps of the up coming “Land Environment Management Conference”.
The three-day activity was held at Maano- Guest- House from the 27th to 29th of January, 205. The workshop and forum hosted 100 participants which included the governor of the Awdal region, and a wide array of other distinguished guests. The topical discussions centered upon the identification of suitable land utilization methods to address the alarming increase in land-based disputes which pose as a grave threat to Somaliland’s peace and stability. The Social reconciliation pillar team opened the forum   and the workshop with initial remarks on “Improving the l   and   and natural resource based disputes resolution mechanisms which is APD’s major priority.
The Director of the Burao Satellite office Omar Adan Yusuf opened the session, stating: “We encourage participants to voice their opinions in order to find solutions through participatory action research (PAR) to pave the way towards preparing for a monumental conference on l   and management”. In addition, to offering an open forum to discuss the way forward, the workshop gave a space for government   and wider public to engage in a frank dialogue similar to the one day consultation meeting which was held prior to the two days workshop. The workshop resumed with fierce debates   and discussions amongst the participants. Finally the social reconciliation pillar researcher team presented   and proposed a social agreement to the participants as a possible solution
The methodology of the consultation workshops was entirely participatory, interactive discussions on key issues was followed by group work on deliberating key topics, given the high illiteracy rate among the participants, few participants who have writing   and reading skills were dispersed among the groups. These very persons were those who also presented the group output. To conclude the workshop, participants selected 50 traditional   and clan elders amongst the participants for the signing of the social agreement   and the validation of region specific recommendations.
The social reconciliation pillar researcher also held focused discussions with Borama resident to gain information on recent developments in the region, which include the Suldan Waber’s issue, Goob Valley Conference Conclusion   and the President’s Tour of the region.

 

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Las-Canod Land workshops

(APD) Social Reconciliation team held a successful two-day ‘Land and Environment management workshop ” and one consultation forum in Las-anod for regional and district authorities,  enclosure owners , farmers, land-dealers,  intellectuals, civil society, judiciary, members, regional representative of government ministries, women, youth, and traditional clan elders of Sool region to maximize public acceptance and ensure high level political commitment for the conference outcomes.

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Sanaag ( Erigavo) Land Environment Management Forum and Workshop

The Social reconciliation pillar team of Academy for Peace and Development (APD) held a successful ‘Land and Environment management” consultation meeting and two days workshop in Erigavo, as one of the preparatory steps of the up-coming ” Land and Environment Management Conference”.: However, during the presence of the research team of the Academy, the team has meetings with diverse groups from the Erigavo -community an in depth symposium on Sanag region existing situation based on land-disputed, social, peace and stability, Aim was to know what trends occurred during the past decade in the district and in the region in general, however, in the discussion the people have mentioned out current situation of the Sanaag region particularly the recurrent-land conflict which they consider is the main factor :
As per regional level the Social reconciliation team, hosted one day consultations and two days workshops for the regional and district authorities, enclosure owners, farmers, land-dealers, intellectuals, civil society, judiciary, members, regional representative of government ministries, women, youth, and traditional clan elders, of Sanaag region. during the sessions the clan elders highlighted, the customary rules and regulations are rarely codified and cannot be easily adjusted to modern social life in urban setting. example the land-conflict management through customary traditions is reactive but not proactive in the light of weak law enforcement institutions. a further case the emergence of diya-paying practice as the viable resolution to homicide cases has nock-on effect on the increasing rate of homicide in the entire Somaliland regions. during the forum , the participants tinted that , the proliferation of newly regions and district commencing by tribes perceptions had also further diluted for the abilities of protecting the recurrent land-conflicts by the traditional elder among theirs clan members.
For the duration of the three days activities, which held at Ugbaad – Hotel in period of December 29-31-December, 2014;about 100 participants, including the Deputy of Governor of the Sanaag region, Erigavo, El-afwayn-and Badhan Mayors, a wide array of other distinguished guest discussed about the most suitable land utilization methods; and the ever-increasing land dispute, which is a threat to the Somaliland stability. The Social reconciliation pillar team , opened the forum and the workshop with initial remarks on “Improving the land and
natural resource based disputes solution mechanism”, which is APD’s major priority. Such consultation meetings, forums, focus group discussion, and workshops will take place throughout Somaliland to address this peace threatening issue, according to Mr. Yusuf. encouraged the participants to voice their opinions to look for solution through participatory action research (PAR) to pave the way to prepare for a monumental conference on land management”, said Omar. In addition, to offering an open forum to discuss the way forward, the consultation forum and the workshop gave a space for government and the wider public to engage in frank dialogue on the Same as the one day consultation meeting prior to the two days, workshop resumed with fierce debates and discussion amongst the participants; and finally, the social reconciliation pillar researcher team presented a proposed social agreement to the participants as solution to these obstacles and challenges identified by the social reconciliation pillar collected during the pillar mapping exercise and several other peace-building research activities.
Finally this two days workshops and forums were ended successfully, -50 traditional elders, land/enclosure owners and brokers, and regional authorities signed APD proposed social agreement, when discussed and local contributions incorporated.

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Berbera Land and Environment Management Forum Workshop

Berbera Land and Environment Management Forum and Workshop
The Social reconciliation pillar team of Academy for Peace and Development (APD) held a successful ‘Land and Environment management” consultation/forum and two days workshop in Berbera, as one of the preparatory steps of the up-coming ” Land and Environment Management Conference” However, during the presence of the research team of the Academy, the team has meetings with diverse groups from the Berbera community including regional and district authorities, an in depth symposium on Saahil region existing situation based on land-disputed, social, peace and stability, Aim was to know what trends occurred during the past decade in the district and in the region in general, however, in the discussion the people have mentioned out current situation of the Saahil region particularly the recurrent-land conflicting which they consider is the main factor :
During the three days consultation meetings and workshop which held at Barwaaqo- Hotel in Berbera during December 23-25-December, 2014; about 100 participants, including the Governor of the Saahil region, Berbera, Mandheera, and Hagal elected Mayors, regional representative of government ministries, traditional elders, women, youth, land enclosure owners, farmers, land-dealers, and representatives of local and international non-governmental organizations and a wide array of other distinguished guest discussed about the most suitable land utilization methods; and the ever-increasing land dispute, which is a threat to the Somaliland stability. The Social reconciliation pillar team , Omar Aden Yusuf opened the forum and the workshop with initial remarks on “Improving the land and natural resource based disputes solution mechanism”, which is APD’s major priority. Such consultation meetings, forums, focus group discussion, and workshops will take place throughout Somaliland to address this peace threatening issue, according to Mr. Yusuf. encouraged the participants to voice their opinions to look for solution through participatory action research (PAR) to pave the way to prepare for a monumental conference on land management”, said Omar. In addition, to offering an open forum to discuss the way forward, the consultation forum and the workshop gave a space for government and the wider public to engage in frank dialogue on the Same as the one day consultation meeting prior to the two days, workshop resumed with fierce debates and discussion amongst the participants; and finally, the social reconciliation pillar researcher team presented a proposed social agreement to the participants as solution to these obstacles and challenges identified by the social reconciliation pillar collected during the pillar mapping exercise and several other peace-building research activities.
The participants added input and debated the points of the proposed social agreement. After intensive discussions, and some slight alterations, all the participants unanimously voted for the proposed social agreement, and signed it as social contract. Finally, the regional governor closed the two days workshop by re-iterating the need to converge on the issue; “ We must continue regional dialogue to contribute to the up-coming nation-wide conference which we will hosting right here in Berbera ”.
The governor of the Saahil region, Fahmi Abdi Bidaar , also spoke at the workshop; where he emphasized the necessity of regional and national co-ordination on this major challenge to peace and stability.
Finally this three days workshops and forums were ended successfully, -and 50 traditional elders, respectful intellectuals, land owners and brokers, and regional authorities signed APD proposed social agreement, when discussed and local contributions incorporated.

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Land Environment based Conflict Management Consultation Workshop

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The Academy for Peace and Development (APD) Burao Satellite office successfully held a ‘Land and Environment based conflict management consultation meetings and two days workshop’ in preparation for an up-coming conference on the discussion topic:

The APD Burao office held a ‘land and environment based conflict management consultation workshop’ at Deero Hotel in Burao from the15 sup>th /sup> 17 sup>th /sup> of December, to discuss the recurrent issue of land-based conflict and the lack of mechanisms to manage these conflicts. In addition, to offering an open forum to discuss the way forward, the consultation forum and the workshop gave a space for government and the wider public to engage in frank dialogue on the discussion topic. The consultations forum and the two days workshop hosted 100 participants which included the Governor of the Togdheer region, regional representative of six government ministries (Interior, Public Works, Water and Resources, Environment, Agriculture, public work, Religious Affairs) traditional elders, women, youth, owners of the part of enclosures, farmer holders, land-dealers and representatives of local and international organizations and a wide array of other distinguished guest. The Director of the APD Burao Satellite Office, Omar Aden Yusuf opened the conference with initial remarks. “Improving mechanisms to find solutions to land and natural resource based disputes was set as a major priority by our office; consultations of this nature throughout Somaliland will begin the process of addressing this peace threatening issue. And, after our presentations, I encourage everyone to voice their opinions on the direction we need to set our focus towards future goals by initiating a discussion through participatory action research (PAR) to prepare for a monumental conference on land management”, said the director of the APD Burao Satellite office. The governor of the Togdheer region, Mohamed Muse Diriye, also spoke at the consultation workshop. He emphasized the necessity of regional and national co-ordination on this major challenge to peace and stability.

Regional agriculture officer answer the Questioners from the participants during the forum.

The three days of consultation meetings and workshops resumed with fierce debates and discussion amongst the participants. The social reconciliation pillar researcher presented a social agreement to the participants based on the obstacles and challenges to effective land management and control compiled by the social reconciliation pillar collected during the pillar mapping exercise and several other peace-building research activities. The participants added input and debated the points of the proposed social agreement. In conclusion, after extensive discussions, and slight alterations to the

grouping working during the two days workshops

During the discussions participants

social agreement, all 50 participants unanimously signed the social agreement consolidating widespread commitment on this monumental issue. The regional governor closed the two days workshop by re-iterating the need to converge on the issue; “ We must continue regional dialogue to contribute to the up-coming nation-wide conference which we will hosting right here in Burao”.

The Governor commended the Burao Satellite office for their continued efforts on advancing peace and development in the Togdheer region; and expressed appreciation towards the participants for attending the workshop. Representatives of all six regional ministerial offices in attendance presented the mandated areas of land in which they govern, and challenges to implementing their ministerial policies to effectively manage land. They expressed a commitment to address this nation-wide issue, and welcomed increased civil and government co-ordination.

Regional Governor, Regional agriculture officer, Regional Live stock officer, Regional Environment and rural development officer , regional Public work and transportation officer , Regional Mineral officer , regional water officer , Regional.