Join our webinar on 'Islamic-based Approaches to Security and Justice Reforms'26 June 2023
Join Asal Consulting and Saferworld on Thursday 6 July from 11.00 AM – 12.00 PM BST (UTC+1) for a webinar on 'Islamic-based Approaches to Security and Justice Reforms’, drawing on lessons from participatory research conducted in Baidoa, Kismayo and Mogadishu, Somalia between October and December 2022.
This research – part of the Nabadgelinta Soomaaliya programme – explores the ways in which Islamic principles and faith actors, including women scholars, shape discourses around security and justice today. The study’s rich findings reflect the unique perspectives of historically marginalised groups in Somalia and shed light on how these groups use Islamic-based approaches to effect inclusive and localised security and justice reforms.
This webinar presents a valuable opportunity to gain insights from our research and engage in meaningful discussions on the pivotal role of Islam in navigating complex security and justice dilemmas.
Dr Maimuna Mohamud is Head of Practice Research & Learning at Asal Consulting, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Lead on the Nabadgelinta Soomaaliya programme for Implementing Partner 1 – a consortium of Asal Consulting and Saferworld. She has advised on research design, analysis and writing of the report. Before joining Nabadgalinta Soomaaliya, Dr Mohamud worked on various FCDO-funded projects in Somalia as GESI advisor and gender transformation expert. Maimuna has a PhD from the University of Cambridge in the UK.
Mohamed ‘Diini’ Ahmed is Advisor on Islamic-based programming at Asal Consulting and the Lead on Islamic-based Approaches on the Nabadgelinta Soomaaliya programme for Implementing Partner 1. He is an Islamic speaker, educator, mentor and Asal Consulting lead for Working in Islamic Contexts with extensive experience in promoting faith-based initiatives as well as global, faith-based approaches to building bridges between communities, leaders and policymakers. Mr Ahmed holds an undergraduate degree in Islamic Studies from the Ohio State University the US and a graduate degree in International Relations from the University of Westminster in the UK.