Academy for Peace and Development
APD core activities have mainly focused in peace-building using Participatory Action Research (PAR) methodology. The organization has brought together representatives from different sectors of society to identify priorities in the process of rebuilding Somaliland. The Academy has been instrumental in facilitating dialogue on issues such as peace building, state building human rights, democracy and good governance.
APD is committed to promote democracy and consensus decision-making at the policy level by encouraging and supporting participation of citizens in the affairs of their lives. In this regard, the goal of the Academy is to empower Somaliland communities to adopt peaceful changes by providing a neutral venue to identify their issues and set priorities for response.
The Academy is a centre for excellence and leadership dedicated to peace and state building and the achievement of a just and prosperous society in Somaliland through Research, Training, Dialogue, Documentation and Publication.