The Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies (CHS) is pleased to announce an upcoming public symposium on 28 October 2023, at 17:30 Doha time at the Center. This event is part of a comprehensive one-year program, carried out by CHS and dedicated to supporting the stabilisation efforts in Somalia. The symposium is set to discuss the issue of stabilisation in Somalia and to provide an understanding of the multifaceted challenges and potential opportunities for achieving stability in the country.

The symposium aims to shed light on the essential efforts required at the national, regional, and international levels to foster lasting and sustainable stability in Somalia. By delving comprehensively into the political, security, and social dimensions, the symposium will offer a holistic view of the challenges confronting the path to stability.

This symposium will feature distinguished Somali experts and academics, known for their profound insights and expertise in matters related to Somalia.

  • Prof. Afyare Elmi – Research Professor - City University of Mogadishu.
  • Dr. Maryan Qasim – Senior Advisor on Policy and Strategy for UNFPA Somalia Country Office.
  • Mr. Shoki Hayir – International Consultant/Advisor at Adam Smith International.

The event offers an opportunity to engage with these eminent experts and benefit from their knowledge and insights. This public symposium underscores the commitment of CHS to contribute to the dialogue and to provide practical solutions for one of the most challenging conflict zones in the world.

CHS is an independent center for research and practice based in Doha, that is dedicated to promoting dialogue, understanding, and the formulation of effective responses to the challenges of conflict and humanitarian crises. CHS recognises the importance of creating spaces for inclusive dialogue between local communities affected by crisis to raise awareness among stakeholders. The Center reflects the value of inclusivity in all aspects of its activities, ensuring that a plurality of voices are provided platforms, and in particular marginalised or excluded groups.

The event will be held in person at the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies at the Cultural Foundation – Auditorium 2, and will also be livestreamed on CHS's social media platforms via @onlineCHS. Also, simultaneous translation between Arabic and English will be available.

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