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10 May 2018 · Saferworld: An SDG16+ story in Somaliland



About Safeworld

Saferworld is an international non-governmental organization with conflict prevention and peacebuilding programs in over 20 countries and territories in the Horn of Africa, the African Great Lakes region, Asia, the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Caucasus. It was founded in Bristol, UK in 1989 and now has its main office in London.

Much of Saferworld’s work includes obtaining research and conducting specific analyses on current conflicts. One of the main objectives of the organization is to enhance the power and influence of individuals, by encouraging vocalization of grievances and social injustices. Saferworld achieves this through careful analysis of conflicts and arranging sit-down discussions between stakeholders.

Saferworld addresses many community-based issues through in-depth analysis and objective examination. One of the organization’s strengths is its ability to delve into conflicts, rather than scraping the surface and gauging assistance on an underdeveloped perspective. Saferworld also takes special interest in understanding how conflicts affect women, children, and other demographics.

It was founded in 1989 in Bristol, UK. After changing its name from the Nuclear Freeze Campaign to Saferworld, its focus moved from nuclear weapons proliferation to campaigning for more effective controls on the proliferation and misuse of conventional arms. This included advocating for an EU Code of Conduct on Arms Exports and involvement in the first discussions about what is now known as the Arms Trade Treaty.

In the 1990s, Saferworld began looking at the broader elements of conflict such as governance, power, marginalization, access to resources, and development. Saferworld moved from Bristol to London in 1995, and a grant from the UK Department for International Development in 2000 enabled it to expand its work to start in-country programming.

In 2010 Saferworld started programs in the Middle East and North Africa, including Yemen, and developed an increasing focus on cross-border and regional conflict.

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