Past eventInvitation OnlyResearch Event

The Impact of Counterterrorism Policies on Politics in Somalia

21 November 2014 - 9:30am to 11:30am

The British Institute in Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya


Ahmed Hassan, Managing Director, Geeska Enterprise Solutions
Najum Mushtaq, Regional Policy Coordinator, Life & Peace Institute
Markus Höhne, Lecturer in Social Anthropology, University of Leipzig
Rashid Abdi, Independent Horn of Africa Security Analyst
Jan-Petter Holtedahl, Counsellor (Somalia), The Royal Norwegian Embassy, Nairobi
Chair: Jason Mosley, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House



In June 2014, the Life & Peace Institute (LPI) released Alternatives for Conflict Transformation in Somalia (ACTS), a report based on two years of field research and interviews with members and supporters of key political factions and movements in Somalia. Funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the ACTS report represents the views of a wide range of actors competing in the political arena. This roundtable will bring together a group of experts in a focused open exchange to discuss the impact of counterterrorism policies on conflict dynamics and politics in Somalia with reference to LPI’s ACTS report.

This event is co-hosted by the Life & Peace Institute (LPI).

Attendance is by invitation only. Please note all times are local (EAT).