UNDP and peace building in Mogadishu-Somalia

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Kampala International University, college of Humanities and Social Sciences
The study sought to examine UNDP and Peace Building in Mogadishu-Somalia. The study objectives were; to examine the effect of Consolidation of UNDP State building process on peace building in Mogadishu-Somalia, to examine the effect of Establishment of UNDP government administrative machinery on peace building in Mogadishu-Somalia and to establish the effect of improvement of UNDP government legitimacy on peace building in Mogadishu-Somalia. The study adopted a descriptive and cross-sectional research designs with a population of 230 from which a sample of 110 was used. Questionnaire and interview guide were used to collect data and analysis was done using frequency tables and narratives. The study results indicated that UNDP consolidated state building, supported in establishment of government administrative machinery and improved of government legitimacy. From the study findings the study concluded that UNDP Reconciliation and Federalism Support Project has supported the establishment of some government-supported organizations and institutions, as well as some projects in various countries such as Afghanistan, Palestine, Tunisia, and Libya, It was found out that establishment of government administrative machinery has been one of UNDP’s strategies towards peace building in Somalia recent years. As mentioned, UNDP’s policy has made serious efforts in establishment of government administrative machinery in the region, in particular more so the study concludes that for outside actors, this state of affairs may not be a concern if their priority is predictability or stability. Still, peacebuilding concerns more than identity issues; it involves addressing longstanding grievances. For people to give the state legitimacy, the state must take up issues of importance to them. From the study findings and conclusion the study recommended that there is need for UNDP to support setting up of regulatory frameworks and institutional mechanisms that help actors pre-empt future conflict, manage ongoing tensions, and reach political agreements. Support government and key actors in setting up of inclusive and participatory mechanisms and structures for shared agenda setting, dialogue and consensus building and mainstreaming of conflict prevention in development within the UN system through conflict analysis and assessments.
A research thesis submitted to the college of humanities and social sciences in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of degree of Master of International Relations and Diplomacy Of Kampala International University
UNDP, Peace building, Somalia