Savannah Simons read Social Policy and Politics at the University of Bristol where she supported the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded Transforming Insecurities project led out of the Global Insecurities Centre in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies. During her time assisting in the research of nonviolent grassroots networks and their role in transforming insecurity, Savannah took a particular interest in the case of Somalia and the effect of its unarmed neighborhood watch in preventing suicide bomb attacks. She is on the Senior Management Team of Somali First, a University of Bristol and Transparency Solutions (TS) joint initiative promoting Somali led development. Savannah is the Head of Projects at TS and is now based at the company’s headquarters in Hargeisa.
Authors: Peen Rodt, A., J. Tvilling, P.H. Zartsdahl, M. Ignatijevic, S. Stojanovic Gajic, S. Simons, K. Abdi, E. Gillette, N. Habbida, J. Berglund and V. Fernandez Arguedas
Lead Institution: Royal Danish Defence College
Published: 30 October 2017
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Published: 25 May 2017
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International capacity building in the Western Balkans and the Horn of Africa: Lessons on coherence and coordination
Published: 24 May 2018
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Published: 24 September 2018
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EU conflict prevention and peacebuilding in the Western Balkans and Horn of Africa
Local capacity-building strategies
TS has extensive experience advising national and international governments on issues relating to conflict, security and local capacity-building, with a focus on the Horn of Africa. TS is thus well placed to contribute with expertise to Work Packages 5 and 6 on conflict prevention and peacebuilding and capacity-building policies on the Horn of Africa.