SOMALIA: Statement on Adoption of the Roadmap

Published: September 6, 2011

1. The first Consultative Meeting on Ending the Transition was held in Mogadishu from 4 to 6 September 2011.
2. The Meeting was addressed by H.E. Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, President of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG), Hon. Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan, Speaker of the Transitional Federal Parliament (TFP), H.E Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, Prime Minister of the TFG, Abdirahman Mohamed Mohamud, President of the Puntland State of Somalia, Mohamed Ahmed Alin, President of the Galmudug State of Somalia, and Hon. Wafula Wamunyinyi, Deputy Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission. The Meeting was facilitated by Augustine P. Mahiga, Special Representative of United Nations Secretary-General.
3. Delegates included members of the TFIs, Puntland State of Somalia, Galmudug State of Somalia and Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama’a. Approximately three dozen stakeholders from the international community also participated in the proceedings, including: regional organisations, namely: European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, League of Arab States and Organisation of the Islamic Conference.
4. A special session on the humanitarian crisis and ongoing drought was held, during which the UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Mark Bowden briefed participants.
5. The Meeting considered four priority tasks for ending the Transition before 20 August 2012, namely: Security, Constitution, Reconciliation and Good Governance and adopted the Roadmap outlined in Annex 1 and, agreed to the following principles for its implementation:

  • Somali Ownership: The TFG shall lead the process of the implementation of the Roadmap, working with TFP, regional entities, and all sectors of society, including women, business community, religious leaders, elders and youth.
  • Inclusivity and Participation: The implementation of the priority tasks in the Roadmap shall be inclusive with participation of the TFG, TFP, Puntland State of Somalia, Galmudug, ASWJ and Civil Society.
  • Resources: The TFIs and the international community undertake to provide timely support for the implementation of the Roadmap in line with a Resource Mobilization Plan with milestones which shall be agreed within 21 days. Financial support by the international community shall be on a results basis and contingent upon the implementation of the priority tasks in the Roadmap.
  • In view of the limited time and resources, the TFIs and international community should, to the extent possible, hold meetings inside Somalia to allow the TFIs to devote more time to the implementation of the Roadmap.
  • Monitoring and Compliance: The implementation of the Roadmap shall be monitored on a continuous basis and appropriate measures taken to ensure compliance with the benchmarks and timelines in accordance with the Kampala Accord.

6. Within 14 days a Technical Committee composed of the TFIs, regional entities, ASWJ, and regional organisations including: (IGAD, EAC, AU, AMISOM, League of Arab States, EU and UN shall be formed to facilitate cooperation and collaboration among the Somali parties and with its international partners to implement the Roadmap. The Committee shall work from Mogadishu.
7. Finally, the Meeting expressed gratitude to AMISOM and troop contributing countries namely, Uganda and Burundi, and Somali forces for the sacrifices they continue to make to advance the cause to peace and stability in Somalia.
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