A peaceful, secure and prosperous Somali-speaking Community in the Horn of Africa



To contribute to peace building and state-building across all regions of Somalia through research, education and dissemination of information that promotes harmony, social cohesion, security, safety, and sustainable development within all regions of Somalia and Somaliland.


OCVP is committed to ensuring that all aspects of its work and relationships are conducted in accordance with the following guiding principles:

  • Integrity
  • Fairness
  • Transparency
  • Inclusion
  • Accountability
  • Safety
  • Quality


The broad objectives of the OCVP are to:

  • Research, monitor, map and report on the issues and actors associated with crime and violence across all regions of Somalia for the benefit of partner organizations as well as local and international stakeholders;
  • To provide seminars and training for the benefit of community safety practitioners as well as local community leaders;
    To gather lessons learned (practice notes) from different implementing agencies and offer policy recommendations based on these to local and international stakeholders as well as other interested parties, including governments;
  • To support the development and implementation of an effective Early Warning and Response Network (EWARN) that will bring together local authorities, communities, non-government organizations, academics and other experts in order to prevent and respond to violent incidents as well as any other threats to peace and security in the country.