The Somali Institute for Development Research Analysis (SIDRA) publishes an academic research journal known as ‘Somali Journal of Social Science (SJSS)’. Its major aim is to promote academic research in Somalia and to nurture young researchers through strengthening academic research writing in the country. The journal plans to have its first edition published in July 2019. Thus, SIDRA invites researchers, policy makers, academics and other stakeholders to submit research papers to be presented at the 2ndSummer Dialogues Summit in Garowe-Somalia with the theme of “Sustainable Social Reconciliation for a Conflict-Free Somalia”. The conference will focus on practical home-made and relevant strategies to achieve social reconciliation in Somalia in order to build a conflict-free nation. Research and clear evidence has shown that the security situation in Somalia has been and is still alarming due to the prolonged civil wars and the absence of functional laws and policies which have left many devastated. This thus necessitates focus on social reconciliation by ensuring that the local people live in peace without such issues like clan conflicts, conflicts over land and above all, this harmony should be everlasting.
Conference papers will be based on Somali-led social reconciliation strategies aimed at achieving home-made solutions to the prolonged social conflicts and hence achieve sustainable peace, brotherhood and unity among Somalis.
The topics to be covered include;
-Analysis of the major causes of the prolonged social conflicts in Somalia
-Mediation Approaches for Social Reconciliation in Somalia
-Overcoming clannism in Somalia
-Inclusion of marginalized groups in peace building and social reconciliation processes in Somalia
-Reshaping Somalia’s education system to nurture the culture of peace in the Young generation
-Rejuvenating patriotism and brotherhood among Somalis
-Overcoming social conflicts in Somalia: A perspective of regional efforts
-National and State structural reforms towards Social Reconciliation in Somalia
The conference requires high quality evidence-based research papers on the above mentioned topics with a clear balance between theory and practice, and policy relevance of the research findings. Practitioners especially policy makers, researchers, academics and Local Civil Society organizations are encouraged to submit papers.
Interested candidates should submit a research paper written in English to SIDRA. All papers should be aligned to the conference theme.
Each paper should not be more than 10 pages and should include;
– Abstract (250 words maximum)
– A brief personal biography of the author(s) including qualifications and research experience (this should not be more than 150 words).
– The research can focus on any of the themes above or bring out multi-linkages within those themes.
For submission of papers;
Researchers wishing to respond to this call can submit their proposals by email;
Email: [email protected]
To: The Conference Management Committee, Somali Institute for Development Research and Analysis (SIDRA)
Email caption/subject:2ndSummer Dialogues Summit 2019
Deadline of Submission: 31stApril 2019.
The Somali Institute for Development Research and Analysis (SIDRA)
Professor Jimale Street, 1st August
Garowe, Puntland, Somalia