Having commended #HeritageInstitute for holding its Annual Conference inside Somalia for the first time, this Garowe Meeting in Puntland bringing together almost all Somalia’s Political stakeholders has special significance in managing expectations in facilitating diverse views in a neutral fashion and handling Conference conclusions devoid of any editorial biases.

As the Garowe Conference is underway, #HeritageInstitute became subject of inquiries in the social media on the issue of its policy independence and neutrality on opposing political views with regards to Somalia’s constitutional framework and respect for the solemn accord reached at Somalia’s Peace and National Reconciliation Conference (SPNRC) in Mbagati, Kenya, 2004, that was enshrined in the National Charter, following the Civil War.

#HeritageInstitute is required to respond publicly to the sceptics and people, who have some concerns on those issues on the policy and institutional principles of the organization.

Author: Warsame Digital Media WDM

About the blogger: This blog is associated with the former Chief of Staff in Puntland State Presidency, 1998-2005. He also worked with the UN and World Bank Joint Secretariat for Somalia’s Re-construction and Development Program (RDP), 2005-2006, as a Zonal Technical Coordinator for Puntland and later as National Aid Technical Coordinator with the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and European Union. He is now an independent political analyst and commentator on current issues and occasionally gives historical perspective on modern Somalia’s politics. He lives and works in Toronto, Canada. He can be reached at:

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