Securing stability in the Horn: Somalia's regional priorities

HE President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud discusses his vision for long-term peace, stability and integration in Somalia and the broader region.

Research event
5 May 2023 — 12:30PM TO 1:30PM
Chatham House and Online

The Horn of Africa is experiencing multifaceted challenges with turbulent political transitions, cross-border tensions and violent conflicts experienced in Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Sudan. A constellation of external actors are engaged in the region with conflicting interests and influences.

Somalia has undertaken significant state-building efforts since 2021 but still faces severe instability and a deepening humanitarian crisis, compounded by the impacts of climate change. The success of the federal government’s offensive against Al-Shabaab depends on solidifying alliances with federal member states (FMS) and neighbouring countries.

Securing fragile gains will require the redoubling of state-building efforts including finalizing the constitution, formalizing governance structures between the centre and regions and evolving electoral processes. Regional cooperation and support from international partners remains critical to addressing the underlying fragilities across the Horn.

At this hybrid event, HE President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud will discuss his vision for long-term peace, stability and integration in Somalia and the broader region including the strengthening of state-building institutions and discuss how international partners can support the achievement of these objectives.

If you have registered interest for an in-person place at the event, you will be notified by Midday on Wednesday 3 May if you have been successful in securing a spot.

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