CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT: Somaliland Societies in Europe



In collaboration with Somaliland Seura ry (SL), an umbrella organisation of Somaliland community organisations in Finland, SSE is organising its Annual General Meeting and Conference on:

Date: 25th– 26th April 2014

Venue: Hilton Strand Hotel, Helsinki, Finland


  • Challenges the Republic of Somaliland faces, and the opportunities it has.
  • The issue of the recognition of Somaliland and its implications for the security, stability and development in the Horn of Afric

Somaliland Seura ry (SL)



  • The role of culture in the development of Somaliland.
  • Ways of improving partnership working, networking and collaboration between Somaliland organisations in Europe and the Government of the Republic of Somaliland.

Guest Speakers:

  • Ahmed Ismail Samatar, James Wallace, professor of International Studies, Dean of the Institute for Global Citizenship. USA
  • Marja Tiilikainen,  University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Jama Musse Jama, Redsea Culture Foundation, Somaliland
  • Seppo Lehtinen, Chairperson of Turku City Council, Finland
  • Riika Kangas, Africa desk, Foreign Ministry, Finland
  • Liisa Jaakonsaari, Member of European Parliament, Finland
  • Andrew A Rebold, Project Coordinator IOM country Office, Finland.
  • Mia Nuikka, International Solidarity Foundation executive director, Finland
  • Leo Koski Awale, Training director-University of Jyvaskya, Finland
  • Hussein Abdillahi, SSE former executive, now based in Somaliland
  • Maija Kajava, Social activist, Finland
  • Representatives of Somaliland Diaspora Organisations: Others Speakers include: Mohamed Harun, Mohmed Meigaag, Kadar Houssein Abdi
  • We are also expecting Somaliland Government Officials to join us.

For more information contact the SSE preparatory committee
Abdourahman Yassin                                      Hassan Nur,
Chair of SSE                                                      (Somaliland Seure executive member)
Tel: 0033689831266                                       Tel: 00358452085403

Hassan Ali                                                       Mustafa Ismail

Chair of Somaliland                                         Member of Preparatory committee

Tel; 00358445564652                                     Tel: 0044 7983804940


Iid Hassan (SSE Executive member)                Moote Haji Ali (SSE Executive member)

Tel: 00447870515334                                                Tel: 00447912639319