Horn of Africa (South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia)


The Horn of Africa is a strategic focus region. swisspeace has worked in partnerships with national partner organizations. swisspeace has conducted research and implemented various mandates related to Statehood in the Horn of Africa. The focus of the regional program lies on South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia.

Latest Activities and Publications

SWR2, 11 May 2017

"Politische und wirtschaftliche Stabilität als Zukunftsziel - Internationale Somalia Konferenz in London"

Dominik Balthasar was interviewed by Südwestdeutscher Rundfunk 2 (SWR2) on the meaning of the Somalia Conference in London and what the chances are for more stability in Somalia. He concluded that what Somalia needs most are economical and political perspectives that do not stay theoretical but become practice. Listen to it in german here.


Project funded by DFID, the Swiss FDFA and the Embassy of Canada, 2016-2018

Conflict Sensitivity Resource Facility South Sudan

swisspeace together with Saferworld and CDA have been implementing the Conflict Sensitivity Resource Facility (CSRF) to develop and test innovative approaches to conflict sensitivity in order to support the use of conflict sensitivity in donor strategies and programs in South Sudan. Several conflict sensitivity trainings and coaching have been organized. Project website; Research repository


Mandate for UNAMID, 2017

Conflict Prevention and Early Warning Training

swisspeace  gave a training on Conflict Prevention and Early Warning to staff of the AU/UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). More information


Dominik Balthasar, 2017

Quo vadis Afrika?

Afrika Bulletin Nr. 165 - Aktuelle Brennpunkte: Äthiopien, Mozambique, Zimbabwe. Download.


Martina Santschi, 2016

Complexities of service delivery and state-building

SLRC Briefing Paper 21. More Info / Download


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