Entries by Somali Public Agenda

Hinda: A personal reflection on my three-month internship at SPA

On November 18, 2020, a WhatsApp message notification reached my phone through the Siraad Initiative group announcing the release of a female-only research training opportunity titled ‘Qualitative Research Training for Female Researchers’ by Somali Public Agenda. Even though I was in Hargeisa at the time, I didn’t hesitate to apply for the in person training […]

Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama’a’s resurgence: factors, missed opportunities and the way forward

This brief examines the triggers of AWSJ’s resurgence, missed opportunities to forestall conflict with the group, and the significance of Guri-el. It also puts forward policy considerations for the future including the establishment of inclusive Darawish forces, devolution of power, the formation of effective local government, and genuine reconciliation.