Created Date Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Baseline report on land

altDue to the growing prevalence of land disputes in Somaliland, comprehensive knowledge of the local perspectives of land ownership, rights, and conflict is needed for effective programming and policy development. Observatory of Conflict and Violence Prevention has conducted a baseline assessment in order to gain a better understanding of the factors and dynamics of issues surrounding land ownership, land rights and land conflict in Somaliland.
Data was collected in December 2013 among 513 residents in Hargeisa, Gabiley, Borama, Salaxley, and Oodweyne districts. Focus group discussions and key informant interviews were also conducted within each district. Funding for this project was provided by the Japan Centre for Conflict Prevention (JCCP).

Created Date Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Modified Date Wednesday, 21 January 2015
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Institutional Profile

altThe OCVP was founded in 2009 to build evidence-based data on crime, conflict and violence for shaping policy, developing responses and monitoring progress, at time when the country is emerging from the prolonged conflict.

The OCVP exists to research, publish and act as a reservoir of the knowledge gathered from the pressing issues affecting Somalia and to consequently make it available when needed for conflict prevention, policy-making, programming, security, peacebuilding, environment and sustainable development. The OCVP also builds the capacity of all actors of conflict and violence in Somalia to bring them back to normalcy, peace, and change of attitudes, outlooks and beliefs. 

Created Date Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Measuring Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in Somaliland and Somalia

altIn Somalia the threat posed by the collapse of the state and its institutions to the region and wider international community - one need only consider the two issues of terrorism and piracy - as well as the devastating humanitarian consequences for its citizens have prompted neighboring countries, foreign powers and international institutions attempt to implement strategies to rebuild them as a means to finally bring peace and security to the country.