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March 5, 2014

The Leadership and Policy Institute Strategic Plan [2013 – 2016]


The 2014-2018 Strategic Plan represents the Leadership and Policy Institute’s guiding document for action in Somalia over the next five years. The Leadership and Policy Institute believe an inclusive, representative and legitimate political process, a more accountable government and a well informed citizenry are essential if lasting peace in Somalia is to be achieved. The Leadership and Policy Institute’s overarching objective is to increase peace and stability in Somalia by strengthening the foundations of a democratic society and supporting the future leaders of Somalia. In order to accomplish this, the institute plans to focus on strengthening good governance, promoting the democratization process, and research and development.

The Strategy encompasses “one” Somalia – inclusive of three regions Puntland, Somaliland and South Central – although its foundations rest on previous initiatives in Puntland.

The strategy is based on a holistic cooperative approach that calls for the involvement of a variety of actors and partnerships with the local governments, regional governments, federal government and different government institutions as well as the international community and strong civil society.

The Strategy is influenced by the high degree of insecurity in the country and therefore risk management features prominently in the Strategy to adapt the design and implementation of interventions. Do No Harm principles will be applied to all interventions.

The Strategy outlines the vision, mission, values of the Leadership and Policy Institute and how it positions itself to realize stated objectives and goals over the next five years. The five year strategic plan outlines and serves as a benchmark for objectives, outputs, outcomes, and activities furthering our commitment to effective use of resources and monitoring and evaluation.

The Leadership and Policy Institute is semi-independent and enjoy close collaboration with the Media and Peace-Building Institute and Education and Skill Development Institute, which was founded and is run by SFS. Furthermore, the institute has a director who reports to the Somali Family Services Executive Director, Abdurashid Ali, who has extensive links with Puntland government officials, International NGOs, UN and Somalis in the Diaspora. SFS will also broaden the impact of the institute by creating links between the institute and Diaspora communities throughout the world.


Abdurashid Ali

Executive Director Somali Family Services


The Leadership and Policy Institute Strategic Plan [2013 – 2016]

Our Strategic Partners

*** Diakonia Sweden.
*** National Endowment for Democracy (NED).
*** United Nation High Commission for Refugees.
***Save the Children.
*** Relief International.
*** CARE International.
*** 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
*** Puntland Library and Resource Center
*** Radio Sahan-www.radiosahan.org



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