Transparency Solutions

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. TS also has strong contacts with national and international stakeholders. TS has offices in East Africa, which facilitate contact with local communities affected by conflict in this region.

Participating Team members

Erin Gillette

Erin Gillette is Research Manager at Transparency Solutions. She has researched and co-authored many works with Transparency Solutions including pieces on corruption, youth participation in peacebuilding, governance, and conflict analysis in Somalia and the Horn of Africa.

Khadir Abdi

Khadir Abdi has lived and worked in Somaliland, Somalia and the UK and has deep local insight into Somali military and civil society with a global perspective supported by professional experience abroad.

Savannah Simons

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.

Work Packages


EU conflict prevention and peacebuilding in the Western Balkans and Horn of Africa


Local capacity-building strategies