Forum Syd is a non-political NGO. We see lack of development as a lack of rights. Long-term results can be achieved when marginalized people are aware of their rights and obligations. Therefore, Forum Syd supports people to claim their rights.
Forum Syd has been working with diaspora organisations in Somalia since 1990´s and now have established three offices in Hargeisa (Somaliland), Garowe (Puntland) and Mogadishu (Somalia). Through sub-granted projects the new three-year programme has a strong focus on transferring knowledge and experiences from Somali Diaspora Organisations in Sweden to contribute to the development in the whole of Somalia. Besides the sub granting component the Somali Diaspora, will be involved in Seed grant and Regional initiatives as well as peace and dialogue building processes across the country to strengthen the Somali civil society organisations at grass root level.