In line with SONSAF’s policy, dialogue and advocacy initiative around the extractives
sector, SONSAF hosted a consultative meeting with community members affected by oil exploration on 12 March 2015. 40 people from Burao, Ainabo and Erigavo, including chiefs, religious and traditional leaders, women and youth took part in the consultation forum, which provided space for them to freely discuss their experience and perspectives around exploration, governance and resource management.
Their views have informed SONSAF’s policy recommendations on how best the sector can meet the
needs of communities and Somaliland more broadly.
The meeting follows on from the first Somaliland Extractives Sector National Forum, held in December 2014 in Hargeisa hosted by SONSAF, which brought together civil society and government, including the Ministry of Mining and Energy and Ministry of Interior to discuss the future of the sector.
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