Dialogue Online – No. 1/2015: “Climate Change Exposes the Limitations of the State-Centred Approach to Peace Building in Somalia” By Tamara Naidoo

Somalia, due to perennial instability, has had a long history of international peacebuilding experiments that in turn, almost set the tone for global peace-building discourse and practise. Despite the successive and concentrated interventions, sustainable peace remains elusive in Somalia. This paper identifies state-centrism and the failure to translate the growing understanding of the link between climate change and conflict into peace-building practice as one of the challenges to establishing sustainable peace in Somalia.

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Building Regional and International Consensus Workshop: African Women and Peace Building – 20 August 2013


First Session Panel from left to right –

  • Fatima Swartz,Chairperson, ACTION Support Centre, Steering Committee
  • Abshiro Said Haji Mohamed, South African Somali Women’s Network
  • Zeenat Adam, DIRCO, Director, Horn of Africa and Indian Ocean Islands
  • Isabella Matambanadzo, Zimbabwean feminist activist  & SALO Ref. Group

Ambassasdor Lindiwe Zulu

Second Session –

Keynote Speaker: Ambassador Lindiwe Zulu, International Relations Adviser to the SA President: Topic: “Women’s challenges in African countries struggling with conflict.”

Click on the link below to view the Policy Dialogue Report for this session:

SALO Policy Dialogue Report – African Women and Peace Building


SALO’s Building International, Regional and National Consensus policy dialogue sessions bring together national, regional and international stakeholders, including civil society, policymakers and diplomats, to encourage greater North/ South policy dialogue and to discuss ways they can engage moving forward on issues of importance in Southern Africa in particular. You can read more about SALO’s policy dialogue sessions here.

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