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COMPLETED PROJECT

Nearly 65% of Somali people are from a pastoralist background that entirely depends on livestock, and 10% are agro-pastoralists. The dual have challenges given the scarcity of resources in the semi-arid areas that they inhabit. In Somaliland these majority still face several challenges including unfair


ONGOING PROJECT

SOLPAF as a conglomerate of national and international NGOs working in Somaliland pursues the line of coordinating with others to ensure pro-pastoralist policies and other poverty reduction strategies countrywide take shape.

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PROJECT

SOLPAF collaborates with The Ministry of Livestock Pastoral Development and Environment and other Ministries.


COMPLETED PROJECT

Nearly 65% of Somali people are from a pastoralist background that entirely depends on livestock, and 10% are agro-pastoralists. The dual have challenges given the scarcity of resources in the semi-arid areas that they inhabit. In Somaliland these majority still face several challenges including unfair


ONGOING PROJECT

SOLPAF as a conglomerate of national and international NGOs working in Somaliland pursues the line of coordinating with others to ensure pro-pastoralist policies and other poverty reduction strategies countrywide take shape.

Link


PROJECT

SOLPAF collaborates with The Ministry of Livestock Pastoral Development and Environment and other Ministries.


COMPLETED PROJECT

Nearly 65% of Somali people are from a pastoralist background that entirely depends on livestock, and 10% are agro-pastoralists. The dual have challenges given the scarcity of resources in the semi-arid areas that they inhabit. In Somaliland these majority still face several challenges including unfair


ONGOING PROJECT

SOLPAF as a conglomerate of national and international NGOs working in Somaliland pursues the line of coordinating with others to ensure pro-pastoralist policies and other poverty reduction strategies countrywide take shape.

Link


PROJECT

SOLPAF collaborates with The Ministry of Livestock Pastoral Development and Environment and other Ministries.


COMPLETED PROJECT

Nearly 65% of Somali people are from a pastoralist background that entirely depends on livestock, and 10% are agro-pastoralists. The dual have challenges given the scarcity of resources in the semi-arid areas that they inhabit. In Somaliland these majority still face several challenges including unfair


ONGOING PROJECT

SOLPAF as a conglomerate of national and international NGOs working in Somaliland pursues the line of coordinating with others to ensure pro-pastoralist policies and other poverty reduction strategies countrywide take shape.

Link


PROJECT

SOLPAF collaborates with The Ministry of Livestock Pastoral Development and Environment and other Ministries.


COMPLETED PROJECT

Nearly 65% of Somali people are from a pastoralist background that entirely depends on livestock, and 10% are agro-pastoralists. The dual have challenges given the scarcity of resources in the semi-arid areas that they inhabit. In Somaliland these majority still face several challenges including unfair


ONGOING PROJECT

SOLPAF as a conglomerate of national and international NGOs working in Somaliland pursues the line of coordinating with others to ensure pro-pastoralist policies and other poverty reduction strategies countrywide take shape.

Link


PROJECT

SOLPAF collaborates with The Ministry of Livestock Pastoral Development and Environment and other Ministries.


COMPLETED PROJECT

Nearly 65% of Somali people are from a pastoralist background that entirely depends on livestock, and 10% are agro-pastoralists. The dual have challenges given the scarcity of resources in the semi-arid areas that they inhabit. In Somaliland these majority still face several challenges including unfair


ONGOING PROJECT

SOLPAF as a conglomerate of national and international NGOs working in Somaliland pursues the line of coordinating with others to ensure pro-pastoralist policies and other poverty reduction strategies countrywide take shape.

Link


PROJECT

SOLPAF collaborates with The Ministry of Livestock Pastoral Development and Environment and other Ministries.


COMPLETED PROJECT

Nearly 65% of Somali people are from a pastoralist background that entirely depends on livestock, and 10% are agro-pastoralists. The dual have challenges given the scarcity of resources in the semi-arid areas that they inhabit. In Somaliland these majority still face several challenges including unfair


ONGOING PROJECT

SOLPAF as a conglomerate of national and international NGOs working in Somaliland pursues the line of coordinating with others to ensure pro-pastoralist policies and other poverty reduction strategies countrywide take shape.

Link


PROJECT

SOLPAF collaborates with The Ministry of Livestock Pastoral Development and Environment and other Ministries.


COMPLETED PROJECT

Nearly 65% of Somali people are from a pastoralist background that entirely depends on livestock, and 10% are agro-pastoralists. The dual have challenges given the scarcity of resources in the semi-arid areas that they inhabit. In Somaliland these majority still face several challenges including unfair


ONGOING PROJECT

SOLPAF as a conglomerate of national and international NGOs working in Somaliland pursues the line of coordinating with others to ensure pro-pastoralist policies and other poverty reduction strategies countrywide take shape.

Link


PROJECT

SOLPAF collaborates with The Ministry of Livestock Pastoral Development and Environment and other Ministries.


MEMBERSHIP FORM

Programs


Contentment and aspiration is derived from the workings of the human heart. It is sacrifice that motivates the pursuit of unique potentials and purposes. As such what Somaliland Pastoral Forum strives to achieve is what it has been endeavoring and pinning to achieve for years. Its motto shall always be to harness the capabilities of ordinary Pastoralists to enable them to effectively chart a prosperous future while also unrelentingly demanding for their entitlement and wellbeing. But this can only be achieved if people are empowered to realize their potential and be conscious of the power they wield, which power can enable them to overcome challenges and march towards prosperity.

SOLPAF devises avenues of engaging government actors on policy issues relevant to addressing the plight of pastoralist. These policies include land tenure systems, range land management, environment and livestock marketing. Often they find space to participate in draft policy discussion e.g. the national environmental policy had input of SOLPAF official. Though capacity to carry out policy research and documentation is still little, SOLPAF envisions being in charge of developing and archiving several policy documents as a basis of knowledge management, information sharing once it gets the required capacity in terms of finance to recruit researchers. 

Although SOLPAF witnessed significant achievements in 2010, these achievements are just a drop in the sea when measured against the needs of its constituency - the Somaliland pastoral community. It is against this background that SOLPAF ushers in the year 2011. At SOLPAF, we will need to renew our dedication and zeal as an organization to be able to address the myriad needs of the community we serve and we will only record tremendous strides in this Endeavour only if we continually create mutual partnerships with the community, our benefactors, the government and other key stakeholders.

The tremendous strides we recorded during the reporting period were as a result of the support of our partners and we are particularly grateful to our donors, stakeholders our board of directors, SOLPAF staff and volunteers and other partners for their unwavering support.

 

NSA project (2010-2012)

 

Goal: To contribute towards poverty reduction by empowering NSA to influence fair allocation of public resources, respect for rights and entitlements

NSA project was funded by ECHO through Oxfam and was to provide

Provide a general presentation and analysis of the problems and their interrelation at all levels. Somali Non State Actors face many challenges. At national level, civil society organizations lack adequate capacity to play their rightful role, fulfill their mandates and advocate for the interests of the communities they serve. Many have little understanding of the role of civil society in lobbying and advocacy to influence Government decisions and those of donors.

Overall, service delivery to communities is constrained by limited technical capacity, lack of coordinated approach and weak vertical and horizontal linkages to the grassroots. Ordinarily, the Somaliland Government provides limited services to its population, making the role of NSAs even more important. The Line Ministries do not have staff at local levels given the limited Government resources. In addition, existing laws and policies are deficient. Land tenure and livestock marketing policies do not exist. On the other hand, gender policies have not been disseminated and mainstreamed among the NSAs. The consequences of weak governance and lack of civil society involvement are felt more by poor and remote pastoral communities. At regional levels, existing public and private institutions are geared towards service delivery to urban rather than rural nomadic populations where 65% of the people live. Rural pastoralists have no organized system of airing their views to influence Government decisions and service provision. In addition, the Government regards human rights issues as political rather than fundamental rights. This leads to Government resistance to engage with civil society organizations. As a result, many NSA normally opt for a less risky service provision than lobbying and advocacy. Meanwhile, citizens remain ignorant of their rights, entitlements and obligations, giving room for miss-allocation of public resources. As opposed to principled politics, clan-based politics dominate.

 

Dutch Reconstruction project (2012-2016)

 

Goal:” Contributing to the development of enabling conditions for human security for vulnerable pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities in border areas of Ethiopia and Somaliland.”

In 2013 SOLPAF created out the creational of opportunities/space for policy dialogue between national government and community groups, where SOLPAF made the assessment research on the pastoralist’s policy gaps, where made the validation workshop on the policy gaps and share with governments and key stakeholders in meeting workshops that we hold HIRDA organization in Hargiesa-Somaliland, where the main objective of this activity is to create police space dialogue between national government and other key stakeholders that we made a national relations with trade , health , interior, education …….

In 2014 SOLPAF cared out more than five different activity which will take part the innovation of the pastoralist’s development ongoing Dutch program?

  • financial support for the government institution (Ministry of Environment and Rural Development) to made National Initiative Research, The purpose of this NRI support one on-going research initiative from assessed ministries to ensure that positive contribution is made on the livelihoods of vulnerable pastoralist and agro-pastoralists in Somaliland, the research should revolve around  Livestock, Commerce, Security and mobility, and environmental issues under title  “Biodiversity Research in Ga’an Libax Forest Mountain”.
  • Joint training of Government Officials in pastoralists Policy Making to build the capacity of the government institution on pastoralists policy making,
  • Policy recommendations on land use management and enclosures through REGLAP documentation and advocacy for land use in SL.

 

Forestry and Wildlife conservation Act Review Workshop  

 

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VISION

"Create sustainable positive development changes for the lives of pastoralists and agro-pastoralists"

Mission

Facilitate the Empowerment of thepastoralists and agro-pastoralists to secure sustainable livelihoods and influence institutions to be responsive to their rights and to promote stronger shared understanding to pastoral development approaches.

OUR OBJECTIVIES

  • Advocate and Lobby for pastoral and agro-pastoral rights and livelihood security at different levels.
  • Establish pastoral and agro-pastoral coordination and Networking Mechanisms 
  • Facilitate formation of alliances among stakeholders
  • Promote development and harmonization of pastoral and agro-pastoral friendly policies

        Promote introduction and implementation of Environmental protection and regulatory aws and policies

  • Improve institutional capacities of communities and national level organizations