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.
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.
SOSCENSA platform has four levels of structure, known as authority levels, as follows:
•Board of Directors
•Board supporting committee and
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:
•ChairpersonAbdullahi Mohamed Shirwac
•Vice-chairLiiban Bille Hiirey
•Secretary General and Hawa Hussein Jimale
•Treasurer.Abdikarim Aways Abbow Secretariat:
SOSCENSA secretariat composed of:
•Executive DirectorHassan Ahmed Sadik
•Advocacy and Lobbying OfficerSaid Birmad Egal
•Empowerment OfficerAbdulahi Mohamed Sheegow
•Financial OfficerMohamud Bulle Mohamed
•Admin and Communication OfficerSucdi Dahir Diriye