Updated July 2016
SIRC FOCUSES ON FOLLOWING PROGRAMMES IN THE HORN OF AFRICA THROUGH CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, CAPACITY BUILDING TRAININGS AND FOOD SECURITY PRODUCTION:
Peace and security
Dialogue and negotiations
Democratic governance, rule of law and human rights
Empowerment of women, youth, and marginalized ethnic groups
Environment, natural resources conflict resolution
Education for social development
From 2002, SIRC has been implementing series of peace conferences focus on the Horn of Africa region, workshops, capacity building trainings with different important themes for civil society organizations in order to strengthen their role in promoting peace, security, democratic governance, rule of law, respect for human rights, gender equality, protection of environment, food security and development for the communities in which they operate in. These projects were supported by Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Folke Bernadotte Academy, Forum Syd/Sida, Lund University, City of Lund, Olof Palme International Center, ABF, Folk Universitetet of Sweden, as well as contributions from United Nations Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS) and UNDP/Somalia
SIRC ongoing project 2016-2017:
SIRC has on going capacity building trainings project 2016-2017 for marginalized groups in six regions of
Somaliland implementing by SIRC local partner Center for Dialogue, Civil Education (CDCH) uman Rights (CDCH)in Hargeisa, Somaliland.
SIRC plans according its new strategic plan, is to further these efforts in near future and in the long run. Now SIRC plans to carry out first capacity building training project for Horn of Africa civil society organisations in the Horn of Africa region in 2017.
SIRC role is to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and technology between the international community and Horn of Africa region. We work closely with local stakeholders and relevant experts in the fields of peace-building, democratic governance, rule of law, human rights, empowerment of women, gender equality, youth, minority groups, CSOs and, as well as protection of environment and economic development cooperation in the region.