What We Do
Somali people firmly believe that the problems facing Somalia today relate mainly to the absence of effective governance described as the exercise of political, economic and administrative authority to manage a society’s affairs.
Building on past experience, in collaboration with local partners and other external actors, DBG as a part of the Somali civil society aims to assist Somalia in restoring the mutual respect and trust required both for the establishment of new, viable public and private institutions.
Enhance the capacity of civil society and emerging authorities, where appropriate, to consolidate progress towards the restoration of peace, security, the rule of law and public administration, thereby completing the transition from conflict resolution and transformation, through peace-building, to good governance.
DBG has peace promotion and reconciliation projects, was the first organization that initiated the removal of the psychological invisible dividing line in Mogadishu in 1993, installed street lights, mobilized and facilitated reconciliation conferences, the Mogadishu people enabled to overcome the division and chose to integrate alternatively.
The DBG longer terms program is to create awareness on the significance of peace in relation to sustained development.
The awareness creation process is through workshops, holding community dialogue symposiums, holding sports ceremonies and creating alternative livelihood opportunities for the youth the basic Food/Livelihood, Shelter and Protection units.
DBG will continue to promote gender equity and diversity as a central component in program planning, implementation, and management. Designing more proposals on women development sector and recruit more women personnel (staff and volunteers), in line with the DBG human resources policies, Specific vulnerabilities of female IDPs and returnees are addressed and the particular demands placed on their livelihood recovery are taken into account who will be adequately represented in making decisions that have an impact on livelihoods.
DBG will capacitate its staff to design and implement projects that better meet the needs of women, girls, boys, and men in affected populations raise the host communities’ awareness about GBV, harmful traditional practices toward women and children and gender violence issues and build their capacity combating GBV.
DBG projects are supported by analysis that identifies the areas where women, girls, and children with special needs to protect from GBV or are acutely gender-based discriminated, the sector will work on democratization of Somalia through advocacy for one vote one person and by networking with internal and international interested parts and donors to fundraise and contribute ideas and programs that can serve for the purpose