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State-Building in Somalia; New Government, Old Challenges

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March 2, 2013

Georgetown University-Washington, DC, on Feb Wednesday , February 20, 2013. A group of 2012 Somali Family Services intern from Georgetown University School of Foreign Services put together a well organized forum that designed to be a discussion and dialogue about current social economical development in Puntland and Somalia. Eric Robinson, Senior Program Office-African on National Endowment for Democracy, Steven Hansch, Proffessor of Georgetown University, Rob Satrom, Somalia Desk U.S. State Department, Bureau of African Affairs and Abdurashid Ali, SFS Executive Director highlighted how will the federal government consolidate its authority beyond Mogadishu? To what extent will regions like Puntland and Somaliland, with their own political transitions, choose to participate in the new system? What are the implications for development efforts across the country, and how can the international community assist in state-building?

Our Strategic Partners

*** Diakonia Sweden.
*** National Endowment for Democracy (NED).
*** United Nation High Commission for Refugees.
*** UNICEF.
***Save the Children.
*** Relief International.
*** CARE International.
***CISCO.
*** ADRA.
*** United Nation Development Programme (UNDP).
*** International Labor Organization (ILO).
*** United Nation for Somalia (UNSOM).
*** UNFPA.
*** Books for Africa.
*** Education Development Center (EDC).
*** Counterpart Internationa.l
*** AFRALTI.
*** Puntland Library and Resource Center
*** Radio Sahan-www.radiosahan.org

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