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In collaboration with Somaliland Seura ry (SL), an umbrella organisation of Somaliland community organisations in Finland, SSE is organising its Annual General Meeting and Conference on:
Date: 25th – 26th April 2014
Venue: Hilton Hotel, Helsinki, Finland

•Challenges the Republic of Somaliland faces, and the opportunities it has.
•The issue of the recognition of Somaliland and its implications for the security, stability and development in the Horn of Africa.
•The role of culture in the development of Somaliland.
•Ways of improving partnership working, networking and collaboration between Somaliland organisations in Europe and the Government of the Republic of Somaliland.

Guest Speakers:
•Ahmed Ismail Samatar, James Wallace, professor of International Studies, Dean of the Institute for Global Citizenship. USA
•Marja Tiilikainen, University of Helsinki, Finland
•Jama Musse Jama, Redsea Culture Foundation, Somaliland
•Seppo Lehtinen, Chairperson of Turku City Council, Finland
•Riika Kangas, Africa desk, Foreign Ministry, Finland
•Liisa Jaakonsaari, Member of European Parliament, Finland
•Andrew A Rebold, Project Coordinator IOM country Office, Finland.
•Mia Nuikka, International Solidarity Foundation executive director, Finland
•Leo Koski Awale, Training director-University of Jyvaskya, Finland
•Hussein Abdillahi, SSE former executive, now based in Somaliland
•Maija Kajava, Social activist, Finland
•Representatives of Somaliland Diaspora Organisations: Others Speakers include: Mohamed Harun, Mohmed Meigaag, Kadar Houssein Abdi
•We are also expecting Somaliland Government Officials to join us.

For more information contact the SSE preparatory committee
Abdourahman Yassin, Chair of SSE, Tel: 0033689831266, Hassan Ali, Chair of Somaliland, Tel; 00358445564652, HassanNur(Somaliland Seure executive member) Tel: 00358452085403, Mustafa Ismail, Member of Preparatory committee, Tel: 0044 7983804940, Iid Hassan (SSE Executive member), Tel: 00447870515334 , Moote Haji Ali (SSE Executive member), Tel: 00447912639319

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