Brussels To Host Somalia Partnership Conference

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European flags fly at the entrance of the EU Commission Berlaymont building in Brussels on May 21,2014. Britain and the Netherlands kick off on May 22, 2014 four-day European elections likely to see major gains for anti-EU parties bent on destroying the European Union from the inside. AFP PHOTO GEORGES GOBET (Photo credit should read GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)

Brussels will play host to a two-day conference bringing together donors, humanitarian and development actors, to deliberate on issues that will catapult Somalia to peace, security, growth and development and sustainability.The conference slated for 16-17 July, will deliberate on Somalia’s economic recovery, durable solutions for refugees and IDPs, the recovery and resilience framework and the role of women in peace, and security.

This conference is a follow up meeting of the Somalia partnership forum hosted in Mogadishu, Somalia on the 5th of December 2017 where representatives from 25 countries and 6 multilateral organizations, as well as representatives from all of Somalia’s Federal Member States and the Benadir Regional administration attended.

“The Somalia NGO Consortium and its members anticipate that the upcoming Brussels conference will uphold the promises and pledges made during the London Conference on Somalia in May 2017 and the Somalia Partnership Forum held in Mogadishu in December 2017,” the Somalia NGO Consortium said in a statement issued in Nairobi on Sunday.

A record 2.6 million people are displaced in Somalia.75 percent of IDPs in Somalia are in urban centers, wit

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