The Center for Media and Dialogue has on Friday 05 June 2015 held a talk show event in the Netherlands on the info vision 2016 and the community’s expectancy towards the elections in Somalia in 2016 – it was part of CMD’s projects to mobilize the diaspora.

The occasion, which was co-organized by the Horn Media and Communications Ltd, was invited by the Somali ambassadordod to the EU nations Dr. Ali Faqi and Former Minister of constitutional Affairs and Reconciliation of Somalia and now member of the federal parliament Abdi Hosh Jibril.

The debate on vision 2016 was being narrated by Yusuf Garaad Omar, former BBC Somali service.

Many of the Somali community leaders in the Netherlands including women attended the meeting and showed their optimism about the role of the international community to end the crisis and set up federal states in Somalia.

The aim of the discussion was to inform the diaspora about the facts on the vision 2016 Somalia and the government’s achievement in making it successful and reaching the system of federalism in entire the horn of African nation ‘Somalia’.

It was the first gathering by the Center since it was launched on 2 May 2015 in the port city of Rotterdam in south of the Netherlands.

Mohamed Abdi Farah



Center for Media and Dialogue (CMD) is a non-governmental organization based and registered in the Netherlands that is working for and with the media by providing platform for a peaceful dialogue for visionary leaders to enhance the po-litical capacity that can steer nations to greater stability and prosperity. Vision To build the capacity of media, youth and local leaders to play an active role in peace building in their communities through mediation and dialogue. Our Missions To provide training for people working in the media sector. Provide platform for leaders to share and steer the country to greater height. To continuously monitor attacks on the media. Provide support for women working in the media sector. Advocate for the rights and protection of journalists Participate in policy making concerned with Create platform for promoting peace, integration of the society and Objectives Build, train and develop Somali media Support and encourage Somali media, both electronic and print, to play a more active role in creating peace and promoting tolerance, peaceful co-existence and non-extremist problem solving approaches. Enhance the ability of Somali youth and local leaders to explore issues in a constructive way that encourages reconciliation and conflict transformation. Establish ways for Somali youth, civil society, and local government officials to work together towards a better understanding of local conflicts. Centre for Media and Dialogue (CMD) as a not for profit organisation [NGO] based and registered in the Netherlands is to provide a peaceful platform for dialogue of the media and enhance the political capacity that can steer nations to greater peace ,stability, and prosperity. In order to provide a platform Centre for Media and Dialogue (CMD) will work with local, regional and international organisation to materialise our aims and objectives where necessary. CMD will organise workshops alone and if and when necessary with other important organisation workshops that will facilitate our common interest and common good.

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