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Somalia South-Central Non-State Actors (SOSCENSA) was established in early 2008, in order to provide a formal and legitimate NSAs structure, therefore, creating additional space for civil society and private sectors to influence policy formulation dialogue, between the state and non-state actors, on issues of common ground including: peace building, security and development.

SOSCENSA platform has sixty (60) different sector and geographical based organizations operating across the eleven (11) regions of South Central Somalia.

Dual Role and Mandate:

Non State Actors play dual role as partners in dialogue processes and also as service providers, in the implementation of programs.

SOSCENSA as a multi-sector NSA platform, influences national and international Policy-making dialogue, as part of its mandate, in order to find appropriate solutions, in an inclusive manner and to outstanding existing social problems.Consultation Meeting for the Ongoing Constitution.

SOSCENSA platform can do what individual members cannot do, by bringing together broad cross sections of non-state actors, which speak with one voice on a given issue.  The platform gives a combined weight to those that would not always have their voices heard at the policy level.

SOSCENSA has built good links and relations with National and International community and plays an important coordination and builds bridging role between non-state actors and decision makers.

Unique Features of SOSCENSA:

The platform has three unique features in its membership structures, by bringing together.

Firstly, is the only NSA platform that has regional focal points, in all of the eleven regions of South Central Somalia?

Secondly, it brings on together organizations with incompatible conflict of interests, such as the profit-making private sector and Civil Society 

Internal democracy in action:

SOSCENSA general assembly meets every two years according to its by-law. From 2008 - 2013, it had three consecutive general assembly conferences where SOSCENSA delegate members democratically elect for two year term, 17 Board members, including executive members - chairperson, vice, secretary general and Treasurer. Likewise, BOD member have regular quarterly meetings, three times in a year which is a sign of a transparent internal democratic process in action.New SOSCENSA BOD members in 2013-

Organizational structure:

SOSCENSA platform has four levels of structure, known as authority levels, as follows:

General Assembly

Board of Directors

Board supporting committee and


General Assembly:

The General Assembly is the highest organ of the platform. It consists of sixty (60) from sector and geographical based networks and organizations, operating in the eleven (11) regions of South -Central Somalia.

Board of Directors: 

The Platform has 17 BOD members.

The BOD has the following positions:

Chairperson Abdullahi Mohamed Shirwac

Vice-chair Liiban Bille Hiirey

Secretary General and  Hawa Hussein Jimale

Treasurer. Abdikarim Aways Abbow


SOSCENSA secretariat composed of:

Executive Director Hassan Ahmed Sadik

Advocacy and Lobbying Officer Said Birmad Egal

Empowerment Officer Abdulahi Mohamed Sheegow

Financial Officer Mohamud Bulle Mohamed

Admin and Communication Officer Sucdi Dahir Diriye


We work alongside our sister platforms:

We receive technical support from:

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