6-8 Jun 2021
EISA and two Civil Society platforms in Somalia, namely, Somalia Non-State Actors (SONSA) and Puntland Non-State Actors (PUNSAA) organised a four day train-the-trainer programme on election conflict assessment for their respective conflict assessment coordinators and data analysts from 6-8 June 2021 in Mogadishu. The three days of training formed part of the European Union funded project, Support to peaceful elections in Somalia.
The ten participants were trained on conflict analysis, the difference between conflicts and disputes, functions of conflict assessment coordinators and data analysts, information flow from the regions to the ESR decision-making committee, roles of other stakeholders in conflict mitigation, data collection and analysis. Participants were also trained on facilitation skills as they are expected to cascade the training to regional conflict assessors in all 5 regions (Jubbaland, Galmudug, Southwest, Hirshabelle and Puntland) and Banadir Regional Adminstration.
The information obtained from the conflict assessors in the regions will be analysed and disseminated from the Election Situation Room to be based in Mogadishu in the pre, during and after election periods. The ESR will contribute to the mitigation of electoral conflicts and disputes through information gathering, analysis and sharing among civil society groups and relevant electoral to strengthen collaboration, advocacy, and rapid responses to electoral conflict.