Goal of the program is to enable Somali youth to take leading roles and responsibilities as citizens and agents for social change, are active in non-violence and innovative community-based initiatives, and are contributing to building peaceful and safe communities in Somalia and the Horn of Africa.
AFSC promotes non-violent approaches to conflict. As such, AFSC’s current peace building strategy seeks to promote the transformation of cultural and societal norms, values and behaviors to reject violence. It specifically aims at the following strategic objectives:
• Increased capacity to transform conflict at community level.
• Youth are engaged in promoting a culture of peace in the US and other countries where AFSC works.
• In select communities where AFSC works, victims on all sides of conflict are assisted to re-establish and improve their livelihoods using approaches that help re-weave the social fabric and rebuild trust.
• A cross section of stakeholders, including civil society, government, academics, business representatives and professionals, is engaged in efforts to reduce violence
- Banaadir, Somalia
- Mudug, Somalia
- Gedo, Somalia
- Galguduud, Somalia