Support to the Electoral Process to the Federal Republic of Somalia - UNDP/UNSOM Joint Programme

The overall objective of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) /United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia) UNSOM Joint Programme for “Support to Universal Suffrage Elections in the Federal Republic of Somalia” is to prepare the country for national, multi-party universal elections in Somalia in 2020, the country’s first universal suffrage since 1969.
The project focuses on the crucial electoral preparatory steps for universal elections, in particular:
  • support to the Federal Government of Somalia to develop the Electoral Law in a timely and consultative manner;
  • capacity building and institutional development of the National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC);
  • support to the NIEC with preparations of electoral operations, including for voter registration;
  • enhanced understanding of stakeholders and the public of electoral processes and operations.
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announced date of next universal elections, the first ones since 1969
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clan-based delegates who voted in 2016 per sub-clan for their representative in the Federal Parliament of Somalia.
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people benefited from different trainings provided by the projects to counterparts since 2015
UE: 2.4M$ Unfunded: 2.6M$ GERMANY: 1.2M$ UK: 0.3M$

Where we work

Our objectives

Develop the institutional capacity of National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC) to fulfill its mandate to prepare for and conduct electoral operations, including at the subnational level.

Support the NIEC to conduct electoral operations to prepare for elections in 2020, including voter registration planning and voter education.

Support the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) to develop the electoral legal framework, including the system of representation, through a consultative and inclusive approach.