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Leslie Mitchell

country director

Emmanuel Lamptey

program manager

Pact's work in Somalia is fostering peace and reconciliation among historically divided groups, improving people's security and quality of life both within the country and in neighboring nations.

We're using an approach that will leave a lasting impact. We're building the capacity of local governments and organizations to help citizens resolve disputes without violence or external intervention, and we're improving cooperation among Somali peacebuilders, who now run joint response units to address problems and prevent retaliatory attacks. We're also strengthening conflict-management systems and regional and national institutions to stem cross-border conflict. 


Stories and Highlights

Women in peacebuilding in Kenya’s borderlands

January 2, 2019
Pact's PEACE III project, funded by USAID, works along Kenya's borders with Uganda, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Somalia to strengthen conflict-management systems and build the capacity of regional and...

From hard beginnings, a youth peace initiative in Kenya thrives with Pact and USAID support

November 15, 2018
Noor Daher Ali, an ethnic Kenyan Somali, knows well the lure of Al-Shabaab. He grew up poor in this coastal town, where unemployment, poverty and illiteracy make young people vulnerable to...

‘I have seen the light’: With Pact’s help, a Ugandan fighter puts down his weapons

November 8, 2016
Now a member of the Kaabong Peace Ambassadors, a Pact support group for reformed warriors, Peter Acia is remaking a life of peace and productivity.