The civil society organizations and peace building reconciliation in Somalia

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
In the absence of central state or meaningful international intervention, the Somali people have represented and organized themselves and individuals, and organizations have taken on many of the traditional roles of the state, filling the vacuum in service provision and opening channels of debate. The statement of the problem was Violence is the most important factor limiting the ability for civil society to play a meaningful contribution in peace building process and reconciliation in Somalia. Ensuring protection for people and managing fear are critical problems facing many civil society activists and organizations in Somalia. In attempting to overcome the fear of civil society organizations in have a barrier for building a peace and Reconciliation. The problem is whether the civil society organizations in Somalia have a Persuade in the process of peace building process and reconciliation or not. The general objective of the study was to establish if there is a correlation between civil society organizations and peace-building reconciliation in Somalia. The data was collected from staff and managers of various professional associations, educational associations and business unions in Somalia, through for primary data and secondary data being the library, internet and analyzed using Microsoft Excel and SPSS. Questionnaires and Observation methods were used to collect data from the respondents; self-administered questionnaires were ideal. The questionnaires comprised of both closed-ended and open-ended questions. The researcher distributed and collected a total number of 110 questionnaires. The study employed a descriptive correlation survey design to identify the civil society organizations and peace-building process and reconciliation in Somalia. The key findings of the study show that the professional associations and educational organizations are considered to be the main source of peace building process and reconciliation in Somalia. Also, business associations are a sector that has a right to participate the resorting peace and stability in Somalia. The study therefore recommends that; the professional associations and educational organizations should be equipped with all relevant necessities which can enable them swiftly carry on the duties related to peace building and reconciliation in Somalia
A thesis presented to the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a degree of Master of Arts in Development Studies of Kampala International University
Civil society organizations, peace building reconciliation, Somalia