Raising public awareness on conflict drivers and durable solutions in Galmudug (IOM)

A report summarising all findings will be made available soon.


The States of Hirshabelle and Galmudug, two of Somalia’s youngest states, host at least 428,000 IDPs as a result of natural disasters and protracted conflict. Despite recent progress in Galmudug, including a reduction in piracy and substantial inter-clan peacebuilding efforts, the displacement crisis develops against the backdrop of ongoing insecurity. Africa’s Voices deployed the Common Social Accountability Platform (CSAP) to strengthen the efforts of the Midnimo II program implemented in Galmudug  to support government and communities to work together to address the challenges of displacement in an accountable and transparent manner.

In order to respond to the need for greater public awareness regarding conflict drivers and to gather citizen feedback on proposed solutions, Africa’s Voices conducted a two-week interactive radio consultation in Galmudug.

Project Details

SectorHumanitarian, Governance
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Program Objectives

  1. Build a dialogue with Galmudug inhabitants on an inclusive common platform, in which specific communities can discuss issues around inter- and intra-community conflict and consider collective solutions. 
  2. Inform stabilisation and durable solutions programming and legislation in Galmudug by generating insights on citizen perspectives on key topics such as land conflicts, social cohesion, and civil society-led conflict resolution. 
  3. Motivate key stakeholders and government actors to contribute to and support a sustainable CSAP solution in Galmudug.

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participants over the 2-week period
messages sent in week 1
messages sent in week 2

A bold call for unity

A total of 1,286 individuals participated in the radio discussions hosted over two weeks of radio shows.

Week 1 Question:How do people resolve conflicts within your community? Can you give an example?

 In week one, 798 participants sent in a total of 1523  messages in response to the question. Responses from citizens ranged from current approaches to aspirational ones. The most common aspirational theme was unity with nearly a fifth of respondents mentioning the importance of brotherhood, solidarity, and clan unity because of their shared Islamic identity. 

Greetings to Mudug media, peace can be achieved through unity.


It can be resolved when clans become united for the sake of God strengthening local authorities.

Male, 18 years
Abudwaak, recently displaced

It’s to unite all clans.

Male, 17 years
Abudwaak, Non IDP

Week 2 Question:What steps could be taken to improve conflict resolution in your community?


 In week two, 683 participants sent in a total of 1399  messages in response to the question. Community organisation was mentioned by nearly a third of participants. Unity, brotherhood within the community, and the fact that nothing good comes out of war were highlighted often.

Conflicts resolutions can be improved by uniting the clans and making them understand that nothing good comes out of war.

Male, 21 years
Galkacyo, Non IDP.

Conflicts in the community can be resolved if everyone works on solving these conflicts and I believe that if the people are united these conflicts can be resolved.

Female, 20 years
Abudwaaq, Recently displaced

The biggest step to be taken to improve conflict resolution is to create social organizations that work on social issues in the community.

Male, 18 years
Guriel, Non IDP