We work with partners to produce content such as films, publications, plays, and organize seminars, reconciliation conferences, events and trainings. These challenge existing stereotypes and promote understanding, tolerance awareness of peaceful ways to resolve conflicts. They help both outsiders and tribal communities better understand the complexities of each situation.
Creating space for dialogue is essential in order to build cohesive and harmonize societies. We connect people from different clans, tribes, nations, affected by the same tribal conflict, enabling them to talk about the tribalism and its impact. Through dialogue, we are able to build confidence and trust, collaborations between the different communities. Our partners are exceptional people who have made difficult choices to challenge violence and work within their societies for a better future and we offer support and collaborations.
The Anti-Tribalism Movement undertakes a number of initiatives and campaigns to advocate for the communities we serve including marginalised groups to bring understandings to the challenges they face. We do this by formulating recommendations to stakeholders by working with affected communities and individuals.
We are collaborating with academics on an international research project to identify the root causes of tribalism with Somali communities. Through the findings of the research, we plan to develop a book that will be included in the Somali curriculums and will help educate school children on the origins and reality of Somalia’s clan system and will inoculate against the misuse of these differences later in life.
ATM in partnership with SOAS, University of London will develop 25 elite young Somalis each year so that they can take up positions in think-tanks, statutory agencies, local and central government, media agencies, and in the third and private sectors so as to become role models, influence change that benefits Somalis and the wider community, to become ‘bridgeheads’ enabling other Somalis to follow in their footsteps and to provide strategic leadership that ensures the voice and needs of the community are represented at all levels of public decision-making.
To enable young leaders to be able to do this they will be put through a unique and award-winning postgraduate degree developed by SOAS, University of London, that focuses on Law and Leadership, and the degree specifically focuses on developing key skills and knowledge needed to enable participants to be elite community leaders that will counter tribalism, violence, and challenges facing our community.