Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Roadmap to Governance, National Dialogue and Reconciliation in Somalia

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

A roadmap for ending the Transition period in Somalia was adopted on in Mogadishu on 6 September 2011 after a three day consultative meeting. The meeting considered four priority tasks for ending the Transition before 20 August 2012, namely: Security, Constitution, Reconciliation and Good Governance.

The Meeting was addressed by H.E. Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, President of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG), Hon. Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan, Speaker of the Transitional Federal Parliament (TFP), H.E Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, Prime Minister of the TFG, Abdirahman Mohamed Mohamud, President of the Puntland State of Somalia, Mohamed Ahmed Alin, President of the Galmudug State of Somalia, and Hon. Wafula Wamunyinyi, Deputy Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission. The Meeting was facilitated by Augustine P. Mahiga, Special Representative of United Nations Secretary-General.

Delegates included members of the TFIs, Puntland State of Somalia, Galmudug State of Somalia and Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama’a. Approximately three dozen stakeholders from the international community also participated in the proceedings, including: regional organisations, namely: European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, League of Arab States and Organisation of the Islamic Conference.

A special session on the humanitarian crisis and ongoing drought was held, during which the UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Mark Bowden briefed participants.

The roadmap was signed by: H.E Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, Prime Minister of the TFG; Abdi Farah Saeed, Minister of Education, Puntland State of Somalia; Mohamed Ali-Nur Hagi, Minister of Int. Cooperation, Galmudug; Khalif Abdulkadir Moalin Noor, Head of the Delegation, ASWJ and; Hon. Wafula Wamunyinyi, DSRCC. Other signatories were Mohamed Said Omar, Senior Governance & Policy Advisor, IGAD; Mohamed Idris, Head of League of Arab States Mission in Somalia and; Augustine Mahiga, the SRSG for Somalia.

The road map is part of a dialogue process initiated from the Kampala Accord to support democratic transition in Somalia. There are four key benchmarks in the road map: security, constitution, reconciliation and good governance. The road map was approved by Parliament on 4th September in the presence of representatives from the UN and donor community.

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