About Somalia CEWERU


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1. Improving, strengthening and enhancing xisting peace structures through effective capacity building strategies.
2. To learn from other member states who have established their CEWERUs
3. Establishment of cross-border community working groups that acts as a resource mobilization oversight council.
4. Providing technical trainings for the existing traditional and community based peace structures in the region.
5. Enhancing the communal relationships that existed between CEWERU’s of Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia through peace committees in connection with the religious leaders, the youths, women folks and other like-minded local peace implementing agencies in the region.
6. Supporting and strengthening cross-border peace building institutions and district peace committee’s in Geddo and Lower Jubba region.

Strategic Approach

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Strategic approach:

Critical actors deliberated and came up with the following approaches, which informed the structured development of a CEWERU in Somalia.

2.1 A Technical Support Unit (TSU):
1. development of projects at local level
2. capacity building for local up to national level
3. on-going review and monitoring of Projects

2.2 A
Financial Administration Unit (FAU):
1. administer funds received from RRF
2. disbursement /expenses for projects
3. financial Reporting.

2.3 Approaches
1. Development of public relations/communications strategies to Promote awareness on the significance and importance of the peace project.
2. Mobilization of stakeholders at local, national and international levels to amalgamate partners; drum up support and momentum for the peace initiative.
3. Innovative use of creative Information, Education and Communication (I.E.C) materials
4. Validation workshops for capacity-building to ensure proper and effective implementation of specific activities and strategies.
5. Strategic selection of participants in consultative meetings and focus group discussions Religious leaders, Women, Youth, Elders, and Politicians.
6. Creation of peace structures from location/village to District levels.
7. Monitoring and  Evaluation; both qualitative and quantitative
8. Use of tools of advocacy in the dissemination and demystification of information to the local people.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 May 2012 14:42

Somali CEWERU Background

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The need to establish a Somali CEWERU did not begin recently  but had already taken root way back in 2001 where an IGAD meeting was held in Addis Ababa to establish CEWARN as a concept In order to have a shared understanding of the journey of the development... Read more>>

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 May 2012 14:28

How CEWERU works

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The CEWARN Protocol lays down a wide range of areas on which CEWARN can collect information. These include livestock rustling, conflicts over grazing and water points, nomadic movements, smuggling and illegal trade, refugees, land mines and banditry. CEWARN has, however, been mandated by the Member States to commence with the monitoring of cross-border pastoral and related conflicts, providing information to Member States concerning potentially violent conflicts as well as their outbreak and escalation in the IGAD region. Incidentally, the Horn is home to the largest pastoralist population in the
world and cattle rustling is one of the violent practices among the pastoral communities.


Last Updated on Monday, 07 May 2012 14:43

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  • Tel: +252615777808 / 699793343
  • Email: info@somaliaceweru.org
  • Mogadishu - Somalia
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