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Anglo-Somali Society Meeting, Thursday 21 February 2019

www.anglosomalisociety.org.uk

 

5.30pm for 6pm at the YMCA Indian Student Hostel, 41 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 6AQ

The nearest underground stations are Great Portland Street, Warren Street, and Euston. The venue is the upstairs conference room.       The cost will be £4 (no supper) or £11 (inlcuding supper).       Admission strictly by ticket bought in advance:

 

EITHER£11 tickets through Eventbrite (apply before 6pm 13 February) or £4 tickets (if still available) until 21 February (but only through Eventbrite) at:-

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/anglo-somali-society-agm-talk-on-state-building-federalism-and-development-tickets-54826089309?utm--

OR by post (use slip below).Applications by post for both £11 and £4 tickets must be received by Wednesday 13 February.

 

5.30 – 6.00 pm   Arrival in Conference Room             

6.00 – 6.10 pm   AGM   Chaired by the Society President,  Dr. Yusuf Omar Ali 

                           Agenda     1. Society Chair’s Report.     2. Treasurer’s Report.

                                                     3. Council elections. Proposals for new council members, chairperson, and vice-chairperson (with their prior agreement)

                                                         and names of volunteers should reach the Hon. Sec. Dr. Susan Sills  by 7 Feb. 2019. The names of all the present     

                                                         Council Members and Officers can be found inside the back cover of the Autumn 2018 Journal.

     4. Any other business.  5. Date of next AGM:  Wed.19 February 2020. 

6.10pm    

State-building in Somalia: Federalism and Development

Speaker:  Nuradin Dirie

Nuradin Dirie has, for the past six years, been Special Adviser to two Special Representatives of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Somalia; firstly Nicholas Kay, followed by Michael Keating. In that role he was at the heart of attempts to support the establishment of a viable government, working with the evolving iterations of the federal system as well as helping to set meaningful terms of delivery of international development support and to address the threat posed by al-Shabaab. In 2009, Nuradin stood for the presidency in Puntland, and over a period of 25 years has had a number of roles related to Somali development, including as Senior Special Advisor for UNICEF.

Meeting chaired by:   Dr. Yusuf Sheikh Omar

Dr Yusuf Sheikh Omar is a Somali academic. He gained his PhD in the School of Social Science at La Trobe University, Australia. He is currently Research Associate at SOAS, the School of Oriental of African Studies; he is also a peace and reconciliation practitioner in Somalia.

 

7.30pm   Supper___________________________________________________________________________

 

Cost per head is either £4 (no supper) or £11 (including supper).

PLEASE RETURN THIS SLIP with cheque or postal order by Wednesday 13 February 2019   to Katherine Hotchkiss, Wayside, Watergate Lane, St. Mabyn, BODMIN PL30  3BJ

 

Tickets will be sent to you by post. A stamped, addressed envelope would be appreciated.

 

I enclose £4/£11 for myself and  £4/£11 for each of my other guest(s), making a total of £……..

 

Name(s) (as for label on chest)…………………………………………………………………………(please print)

 

Address to which ticket(s) should be sent……………………………………………………………………………..

 

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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Cheque/postal order payable to: Anglo-Somali Society.

 

Future Meetings: 


                                                                                           

22 January 2019, 6:30pm

ASS Council meeting, Walston House, Aylesford Street, London SW1V 3RL