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Emergency Trust Fund for Africa

Enhancing security and the rule of law in Somalia

The overall objective of the action is to increase the presence and efficacy of security forces throughout the Federal Member States whilst at the same time connecting this increased law enforcement to a more accessible, reliable and competent justice provision, in order to contribute to fostering a more conducive environment in which Somalia can develop.

In December 2019, a top-up of €5 million was approved which will help to support emerging needs and priorities of the Somali Government related to security sector reform.

Main objectives

The overall objective is to continue building-up a professional, trusted and accessible formal justice and corrections system whilst recognising the role that informal justice mechanisms play in local conflict prevention and resolution.

More specifically the programme will focus on three main pillars: i) learning & development, ii) access to justice and iii) safeguarding the overall rights of detainees.

An additional specific objective will be to ensure that the responsible justice ministries/organs assume greater responsibility and oversight thus creating more accountable and efficient systems governing the judiciary and correctional services.


International Development Law Organisation

EUR 7 000 000

Joint Justice Programme - JJP


The United Nations Office for Project Services

EUR  17 000 000

Enhancing security and rule of law – UNOPS



EUR 2 000 000

Partnership Facility - Security Pillar


Sahan Research Foundation 

EUR 2 699 370

Enhancing security and rule of law


United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

EUR 1 000 000

Joint Corrections Programme - JCP


EU Delegation Somalia

EUR 16 300 000

Somalia UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund


United Nations Development Programme

EUR 7 000 000

Joint Rule of Law Programme in Somaliland


United Nations Development Programme

EUR 4 300 000

Joint Security Sector Governance programme - JSSGP


Action Fiche

2 MARCH 2023
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Region and Country
  • Horn of Africa
  • Improved governance and conflict prevention
  • The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • Sahan Research

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