UK Parliamentary question - impact!
Posted: Thursday 27 October, 2011
Baroness Northover: The UK Government support an inclusive peace process based on the Djibouti agreement. This includes fulfilment of key tasks of the Transitional Federal Charter by 2012, such as the adoption of a draft constitution and increasing transparency. We will continue to support the Transitional Federal Government if they demonstrate results, and will hold them to account if they fail to deliver. With our international partners, including countries from the Gulf, we are working to ensure unimpeded humanitarian access to all areas of need in Somalia.
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have studied the recommendations by Somalia South-Central Non-State Actors, funded by the Department for International Development, following its July 2011 consultation on the role of Somali citizens in the transitional period; and whether they intend to publish a response.[HL12176]
Baroness Northover: The UK Government have studied the report by Somalia South-Central Non-State Actors (SOSCENSA) on the role of citizens and civil society in the transitional period based on its citizens' dialogue. Its recommendations, and those emerging from our other consultations with civil society groups, are reflected in a draft European Union/United Kingdom strategy to strengthen civil society in Somalia, which will be published after further consultation. This strategy will form a key part of the design of the Department for International Development's future programme in Somalia.