Adan Yusuf Abokor

Somaliland Country Representative
Progressio
Focus Area(s): 
Elections
Interviewers: 
Richard Bennet and Michael Woldemariam
Country of Reform: 
Somaliland
Town/City: 
Hargeisa, Somaliland
Date of Interview: 
Monday, October 25, 2010
Abstract 

Adan Yusuf Abokor discusses the relationship between civil society and the Somali National Movement during and directly following the Somali Civil War. He also focuses on Somaliland’s transition period from SNM government to civilian government. Finally, Abokor explains the successes and challenges of Somaliland’s elections and the formation of the multiparty system, with a focus on the role of civil society.    

Case Studies:  Navigating a Broken Transition to Civilian Rule: Somaliland, 1991-2001 and Nurturing Democracy in the Horn of Africa: Somaliland's First Elections, 2002-2005

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Profile: 

At the time of this interview, Adan Yusuf Abokor was the Somaliland country representative for Progressio, an international development NGO. He formerly served as director of Hargeisa Group Hospital.

Language: 
English
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Keywords 
dispute resolution
Election Management Body
election schedules
civil society
Elections
institution-building