Observation of Conflict and Violence Prevention
University of Hargeisa
Hargeisa , Somalia
Abdullahi Mohammed Odowa
Somali Observatory of Conflict and Violence Prevention (OCVP) is an apolitical and neutral Somali institution, which is independent of governments and civil society. It has been set up to improve the effectiveness of community safety interventions by advancing learning and evidence-based programming. The OCVP will therefore also fulfill an important networking role; first, among community safety practitioners for the exchange of data, lessons and tools; second, between local communities and authorities through an effective Early Warning and Response Network (EWARN); and third, between practitioners, academics and politicians to translate findings into adequate policies.