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The Greater Horn of Africa

For the purpose of our activities, the Horn of Africa is Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti and Eritrea, with a total population of 106 Million and total area of 4.5 million sq km. The greater Horn of Africa would add Kenya and Uganda to the 5 countries of the Horn. In this region, SSC covers activities in Governance, Civil Society, Conflict Mapping and Mitigation, Market Surveys, Privatization, Political Analysis, Training and Water Resources

New Map of Sudan, North and South

Conflict Mapping, Diagnostics and Mitigation as Peace Building Measures for Good Governance


SSC did extensive work during the last 30 years in Ethiopia and Sudan. Cross-border conflicts between Ethiopia and Sudan were addressed with both governments in the eighties and early nineties. Civil unrest and civil wars in Ethiopia and Sudan were frequent. SSC was engaged in several shuttle diplomacy and track II activities. The SSC as well, mediated between the Government of Sudan and the SPLM/A since 1987.Conflict mapping and intervention design in Ethiopia’s SNNPR wasdone on-the-ground in 2004-2005. The Centre has also done conflict mapping in the Niger Delta in 2006.
Intercultural Communication and Indigenous Modalities in SubSahara Africa

Peacekeepers, International NGOs and diplomats accredited to the courtiers of the Greater Horn of Africa need to be able to understand the local people and deal gracefully with them. The SSC is training Canadian Peacekeepers on the practical approaches and safe social landing to deal with populations in SubSahara Africa. This important element of communication is also an integral part of all manuals and operational procedures developed by SSC for communities interacting with each others, but have different cultures and values

Civil Society in the Greater Horn of Africa
w   The Civil Society in the Horn of Africa is distinctly divided into “structured” in urban areas and “traditional” in rural areas. The social space for association is commendable. The political space is very narrow and Civil Society is generally harassed by governments and is seen as a threat. Traditional civil societies that are the majority are marginalized and disempowered
Water Resources

The entire Greater Horn of Africa countries are contributors to the Nile Waters. The debate over “Rights to Water” and “Benefits from Water” is still hot. The Nile Basin Initiative is a brilliant idea to bring the 10 countries of the basin in a conflict-resolving frame. The relationship between the good management of the Nile waters and food security needs further exploration





Last updated September 2011
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